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True & Essential Meats, a sustainability-oriented USDA-inspected meat processing plant in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, has opening for an internal operations manager. Ideal candidate has experience processing whole animals, including beef, pork, lamb, and goats, as well as some background with food service/preparation in retail or restaurant setting. Additional skills include: ? Ability to handle meat cutting from primals to sub-primals to final foodservice cuts necessary. Duties include cutting meat for in-house retail sales. ? Ability to demonstrate experience with artisanal-scale processed meat products a plus. T&E would like to grow sales of processed meats, including fresh sausage, smoked and cured meats, and similar products in the near future. ? Candidate should demonstrate understanding of current trends in local and organic meat production, such as sustainability, grass-fed meats, farm-to-fork school programs, and similar trends. ? Successful candidate will be responsible for compliance with USDA meat processing regulations, including HACCP and SSOP oversight. ? Candidate must be passionate about healthy meats, high food quality, creating a culture of dynamic teamwork, and local agricultural revival. Duties will include oversight of 8-10 personnel involved in meat cutting, meat packing, processing of sausage and ground beef, delivery of meats, and plant sanitation. Other duties will include work load scheduling and ordering of meats and meat products. Chosen candidate reports directly to plant ownership. They must demonstrate strong people and management skills.
This is a very exciting opportunity to be a part of a team working to create a leading edge service-oriented local artisanal abbatoir serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Plant is re-focusing operations to support local producers and develop markets for local and pastured meat products, as key element in a growing local producer network. Marketing to conscious consumers and ?green? restaurants is an important element of the business strategy. Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms is one half of the current ownership team, so T&E understands the needs of the local artisanal-scale producer.