• Complex Manager

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at https://fuillc.com/ to learn more!


    Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom-made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at https://fuillc.com/performance-pet-products/.


    Performance Pet Products is currently seeking an experienced Complex Manager to lead our growing team in Mitchell, SD! We offer a competitive starting salary along with a complete benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, PTO, paid holidays, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


    Areas of Accountability


    All areas of accountability to be delivered with GRIT – our values of Generosity, Relationships, Integrity, and Teamwork


    Leadership, Management & Accountability                      Employee Development

    Operational Budget & Profit and Loss                                Daily Complex Operations                                        

    Quality and Production Standards                                      Continuous Improvement & Strategy        


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    Forecast, scheduling, and direct day-to-day operations to meet targeted production and sales volumes


    Establish and manage goals, objectives, budgets, and timelines to maintain quality standards and profit margins


    Develop strategic growth projections and plans to anticipate and prepare for future product requirements and improvements


    Review production reports and set priorities to increase production and capacity while minimizing costs


    Maintain, develop, and implement standard operating procedures related to inventory, processing, and supply


    Develop strong relationships internally and externally with customers, vendors, and senior leaders within the organization


    Oversee and verify Personnel Action Forms, disciplinary documents, and raises


    Coordinate and collaborate with other business units and complex managers in establishing and implementing company initiatives


    Support and implement management decisions regarding strategy of the organization


    Conduct and attend department, weekly L-10s, and corporate board meetings


    Develop annual budgets; review and compare actual results to planned budgetary performance; report results to management


    Assist with recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees and developing personal growth opportunities


    Assess product, compliance, and operational risks and develop risk management strategies for business unit


    Maintain safe and healthy work environment by enforcing safety and health policies and procedures


    Oversee maintenance department budget, projects, and inventory; troubleshooting when needed


    Answer incoming customer calls to understand expectations of products and to provide updates


    Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks


    Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal work load.




    Bachelor’s degree in business management or related field, preferred


    Proven managerial experience in industry


    Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise


    Ability to create accountability and lead by example


    Ability to function as an effective project manager and team leader to manage resources according to changing needs


    Strong team building and decision-making skills


    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Business Central, preferred

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