Vice President of Operations

at O.K. Foods, Inc. in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Over the past 80 years, OK Foods has evolved from a producer of livestock and poultry feed to one of the world's largest fully-integrated chicken producers, but our company's core values of taking care of our people and producing only the highest quality products have remained constant. In November 2011, OK Foods was acquired by Industrias Bachoco out of Celaya, Mexico. Today, we employ more than 3,000 workers domestically in the U.S. dedicated to producing consistently high quality products our customers have come to expect from OK Foods.

Bachoco OK Foods is seeking a VP of Operations for our Fort Smith, AR Corporate location. (THIS ROLE IS NOT REMOTE)

Summary The Vice President of Operations has overall responsibility for operations management to include engineering, and manufacturing, and is responsible for the development and implementation of strategy and day-to-day execution. The VP of Operations leads a team of engineering, operational and manufacturing professionals to achieve organizational goals, which include ensuring exceptional service levels to our customers.


An executive presence, ability to earn trust within employee relations and strong communication/presentation skills are necessary and the VP of Operations must have excellent leadership skills to set the tone and vision for the group, while teaching, training, and inspiring the individual teams.




Develop and implement strategies to deliver year-over-year cost improvements through effective through internal process-improvement & cross-training

Demonstrated ability to analyze and select which processes are best performed internally vs outsourced

Provide an environment that retains high performance teams by engaging and rewarding top talent

Approach operational efficiency by identifying/utilizing the right metrics, tools, procedures and systems to achieve best-in-class performance

Ensure relevant policies, practices and procedures are developed, maintained and adhered to

Demonstrate collaborative approach to working with Bachoco leadership team. Communicate regularly and be transparent with all stakeholders

Some travel required


10+ years of progressive responsibility and leadership overseeing manufacturing operations, preferably in poultry manufacturing.

Knowledge & Skills

Demonstrated at taking cost out and driving process improvement

Experience in developing and utilizing metrics, both internally and externally, to drive & measure performance

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement operating plans, including a thorough knowledge of budgeting, financial analysis and cost control practices

Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including developing and delivering formal presentations

Ability to manage and develop a high-performance team focused on equality, accountability and exceeding expectations

Must be an assertive, take-charge, proven manager with a strong results orientation, positive "can do" attitude and sense of urgency to get things done

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or ten plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public. Strong mathematical skills. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Accounting software; Database software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is... For full info follow application link.


An Equal Opportunity Employer to include women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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Job Posting: 3066162

Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

Updated On: Sep 30, 2021