Indiana Packers Corporation
  • Accounting
  • Delphi, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

401K (Company Match) Insurance (Life, Medical, Vision, Dental, STD, ADD, LTD) PTO, Bonus, Relocation,

About Us

Indiana Packers Corporation (IPC) is a fully integrated retail, foodservice and private label producer of fresh and processed meats based in Delphi, Indiana. Since the start of operations in 1991, we have experienced rapid growth from a single pork processing company into a multi-plant diversified producer of fresh and processed meats, with locations throughout America's Heartland and revenues of approximately $1.5B. We are best known for our national brand Kentucky Legend (the best-selling boneless ham brand in the United States) as well as several well-known regional brands, including Indiana Kitchen, Fischer's, Field, Mickelberry's, Kentuckian Gold, and Scott Pete. We now have processing facilities in Frankfort, Indiana; Holland, Michigan; and Owensboro, Kentucky.

We value diversity, innovation, collaboration and those passionate about their jobs. We support our associates by offering a total rewards package, including competitive pay, three different medical care plans (two with company-funded health savings accounts), pharmacy, dental, and vision plans, a retirement/401K (with 50% match on team members' contributions), a competitive paid time off program, educational assistance, and numerous advancement opportunities. With more than 3,100 team members located across 14 different states, we are a big company with a small company culture.

Our team helps feed the world! Are you ready to step up to the challenge of launching your career with Indiana Packers?

Position Summary

The Optimization Manager will utilize data analysis and problem solving techniques to assist with improving company performance including productivity and throughput. The position will be a key role player in supporting the operations function. The Optimization Manager creates outcomes by building strong working relationships, turning data into insights, challenging the status quo and influencing decisions through problem solving. The position will provide technical guidance and support to operations to maintain optimal performance and continuous improvement. Through analysis, focus areas will include identifying ways to maximize worker efficiencies and yield improvements.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Proactively find and promote business improvement opportunities such as economic return, quality/process improvement, capacity increase, etc.
  • Suggest to engineering line layout changes using process flow diagrams to help optimize performance and cost-efficient operations.
  • Analyze and recommend enhancements to existing job duties, work methods, flows and processes to improve current capabilities.
  • Provide guidance to assist with projects in support of change and growth plans. 
  • Participates in initiation of new production lines to assist in design for cost-effective manufacturing.
  • Recommend robust manufacturing concepts to simplify/improve manufacturing processes to ensure best practice and continuous improvement.
  • Prepare well written clear studies/reports and verbally present those findings to staff and the operations function.
  • Perform other duties as needed or required.

Core Competencies and desired characteristics

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills with a demonstrated ability to collect meaningful data and make data driven decisions.
  • Ability to adjust to varying priorities in a dynamic environment, work under pressure and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Strong business and operational acumen.
  • Effective in a dynamic environment, adapting to and managing change in a positive and proactive manner. 
  • Capable of establishing effective working relationships that promote teamwork and collaboration.
  • Treats people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and upholds organizational values.
  • Strong planning, organization and execution skills.
  • Good understanding of HACCP and food GMPs. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Excellent computer knowledge with Microsoft Office and other computer tools and software.
  • Ability to work in hot, cold, wet, humid, and odorous environments. 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in food processing industry or manufacturing environment
  • Master's Degree and 3 + years' experience in meat processing preferred

Supervisory Responsibility 

  • None at this time, position could lead to future supervisory opportunities.

Work Environment 

This job operates in an office and plant environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.  While performing the duties of the job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to temperatures, strong odors, moving mechanical parts and vibration.  The noise level in the plant environment can be loud. The successful candidate must be able to navigate both the plant & office environments. 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. 

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work

This is a Full-Time position.  Overtime and occasional weekend work may be required as job duties demand.  


Must be able to travel approximately 15% of the time.

EOE Including Disability and Veteran

Must be able to pass E-Verify

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