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Director Value Improvement

Company name
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Springdale, AR, United States

Employment Type

Logistics, Operations, Executive, Manager, Engineering

Posted on
Jun 15, 2021

Valid Through
Sep 28, 2021

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This position is responsible for developing, directing, and executing strategic Value Improvement/Direct Lean productivity initiatives across the entire Foodservice Prepared BU portfolio. It serves as an expert resource to our operating Business Units (BU) providing in-depth knowledge on continuous improvement tools/processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Accelerate the identification and realization of cost and efficiency savings by targeting the highest areas of opportunity and developing a pipeline of continuous improvement activities by aligning LEAN initiatives to business strategy.

Partner with BU leaders to facilitate ongoing complexity reduction initiatives through simplification of the portfolio, ingredients, and formulation/meat blocks in order to reduce administrative costs, increase operational efficiency, enable economy of scale purchases, minimize waste, and optimize distribution costs (through minimizing case pick and reducing the required pallet positions).

Work with BU, Operations, R&D, Engineering, Procurement, Supply Chain Planning, and other support areas to develop and implement processes that result in effective practices for capacity utilization, cost savings, revenue enhancement, raw material optimization, and improvement of customer relationships.

Provide input and support the capital deployment strategy, including capital assets and working capital

Create financial analysis with technical and business leaders to achieve transformation priorities

Align strategic analyses to successfully deliver the targeted business outcomes

Articulate target outcomes and roadmaps for achieving the direct lean productivity targets

Develop sustainable change management strategies and engagement plans to enable the business outcomes of the direct lean program


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations, or related technical field of study.

8 years of experience in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Technical Services, R&D, or Engineering with extensive experience in Operations/Distribution.

Strong computer skills

Demonstrated experience applying LEAN methodologies to implement complex process improvement initiatives. Have experience in fast-moving consumer goods, consumer durables, diverse industrials, or related sectors.

This role has no direct reports, but have indirect responsibility for multiple teams, projects, and initiatives.

This position will require 20% travel, dependent upon business needs

Relocation assistance for this role is available.

Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Our team members make the difference. If you are ready to grow your career with an industry leader and want to positively impact the team and community around you, then join us in helping us in raising expectations.Join us on the journey.

At Tyson, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose ( .

Tyson Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are unable to apply for career opportunities through use of this site due to an impairment or disability, please contact (479) 290-5000 for further assistance.

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