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Manager General

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 37072, United States
October 03, 2016

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee *****

Phone 615-***-****


SUMMARY Results-driven, skilled Manager focused on achieving success and increased productivity through improvements in operations, quality, safety and administration. With 30 years’ experience in production management. Team builder and Personable with exceptional strengths in distribution, production and process control and Possesses a high degree of integrity and an outstanding work ethic, who thrives in dynamic, challenging and fast-paced professional environments. Assertive and enthusiastic, with extensive knowledge of Cost reduction and containment Lean manufacturing and design PROFESSIONAL



Increased ground beef output to 450 lbs. per man hour by coordinating a daily production and maintenance task force Oversaw the development and launch of seasoned ground beef patties.

Earned “Top Performer” award from 2012 to 2014


Spearheaded an employee engagement program, resulting in a 17% decrease in annual employee turnover

Revamped the scanviegh/digi program, resulting in a .04% improvement in give-away adding $10.4mil of lost revenue annually. Drafted action plans and led meetings with department executives to review project status and proposed changes with successful conversion from modified atmosphere packaging to overwrap packaging

Skilled Manager talented at improving team performance through innovative management techniques

SKILLS Experienced in production scheduling, processes

Knowledgeable of quality control standards

Dedication to product quality

Compliance with GMPs, SOPS and SSOPS

HAZMAT training

HAACP certified

Team building

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WORK HISTORY Production general Manager

Tyson Inc. Fresh meats, Goodlettsville, TN

2003 – 2016

General Manager in the Ground Beef department.

Successful conversion from map process to overwrap.

Successful addition of 17 new customers.

Day to day net wt. ground beef and patty operation of 3 million lbs. weekly. With 5 direct reports and a crew of 100 team members.11 production lines with receiving, shipping and support departments

General Manager of a Pork slice and packaging department producing various retail cuts

Directly responsible for overall operations of the production and packaging KPI’s

Mentored, coached and trained highly motivated team members.

Directed and supervised staff performance.

Evaluated employee and business unit performance.

Oversaw disciplinary actions.

Production Supervisor Tyson Inc. Fresh meats, Goodlettsville, TN 1999-2003

Assistant General Foreman for the Pork department. Responsible for product specification adherence, product quality, and yield achievement for case ready pork and beef products. Supervising various departments through both verbal and written communication. Managed production pumping and yields to ensure the desired product quality is obtained.

Managed food safety, sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Monthly safety meetings, yield and new process meetings. Responsible for daily Time and Attendance and weekly medical exhibits and team member evaluations.

Temporary General Foreman for the Ground Beef department.

Production Supervisor for the Beef slicing department responsible for trimming and styling adherence to specification

Raw Material Supervisor knowledge of specification adherence of raw material Production Supervisor TYSON INC. COLUMBUS JUNCTION IA 1987-1999

Rendering Supervisor managing a low temp, Continuous rendering department including and edible processing of lard. Responsible for safety, quality, yields and productivity.

Reduced chemical usage through cip loops, and chemical awareness training

Built a safety orientated team through safety training and programs

Pork Cut floor supervisor of various production lines. Responsible for safety, quality and yields

Modified trimming techniques on the loin line to produce greater yields consistent with quality

AHT trainer Responsible for training new team members and bid jobs

Cut floor utility person, knowledge of various production lines Page 3 james haage

EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, CLARK COUNTY R-1, KAHOKA MO. 1985 Top 5% of class Emphasis in vocational business coursework Residential and Commercial Wiring Method training Motors-Box and Conduit-Fill coursework Conduit Bending course


General manager, Tyson Foods



General Manager, Tyson Foods

615-***-****, 615-***-****


General Manager, Tyson Foods


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