Business Unit Leader

US Smokeless Tob Co LLC

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

9/10/2018 5:50:58 AM





We are currently seeking highly qualified Business Unit Leader to join our Hopkinsville operations. Specific accountabilities include: •Lead Natural Work Teams in understanding and translating functional or business strategies into tactical implementation plans within the business unit. •Allocate resources and staffing levels within the business unit to meet production, compliance, team and project requirements to achieve objectives or goals. •Seeks coaching opportunities with teams/individuals for performance improvement and administers reward, recognition and consequences when appropriate. •Develops and monitors key, actionable measures with team members to link business unit performance to factory/manufacturing-wide objectives or strategy. •Coordinates production and planned activities of business unit with team members and support resources to meet established schedules and assure effective execution of work processes. •Develops and shares relevant information to support problems solving and process improvement efforts of Natural Work Teams in line with key measures, business goals, and strategic initiatives. •Oversight of facilities day-to-day operations, including documentation of workforce (i.e. attendance records, employee training, time cards, performance appraisals, etc.), quality, productivity, safety, environmental, housekeeping and compliance. •Interaction with support organizations including: Quality Assurance, Safety, Leaf Procurement, Finance Decision Support, Human Resources, Information Services, etc. •Responsible for quality requirements relating to FDA regulations, ISO 9001, deviation investigations, QMS documents (work instructions, forms, etc.), corrective and preventive actions, and batch acceptance.

Specific Skills

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in technical/business fields; Three years supervisory experience/equivalent in an FDA regulated facility; Familiarity with the principles/concepts of Quality Management Systems. •Demonstrated ability to effectively coach and lead employees in a team-based environment. •Demonstrated ability to balance multiple and changing priorities and make decisions using independent judgment under time constraints with minimal supervision when required. •Ability to draw on knowledge and experience to resolve problems, identify needs, and apply logic/deductive reasoning to develop and implement lasting solutions. •Ability to negotiate and build consensus for resource needs, problem solving and solutions with peers, subordinates and management through networks within and beyond the business unit department. •General computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. •General budgeting/accounting principles •Excellent written and verbal communication skills •Excellent interpersonal skills •Physical requirements include: the ability to easily move about an industrial facility, including, but not limited to, working in tight or confined spaces, working at higher elevations, climbing multiple stairs, working in dusty environments, working at temperature extremes (hot and cold) and humid conditions, and the ability to perform some lifting, carrying, pushing, shoveling, and general housekeeping activities. •Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment with multiple customers and varied needs.
We are a Fortune 200 company, proud to be a community participant in the Hopkinsville area. Our companies – which have been the undisputed market leaders in the U.S. tobacco industry for decades – include some of the most enduring names in American business: Philip Morris USA, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, the maker of Copenhagen and Skoal. We also own John Middleton, manufacturer of Black & Mild cigars, Nat Sherman, a super-premium cigarette and cigar business and Nu Mark, an innovation company which makes e-vapor products like Mark Ten.

We complement our total tobacco platform with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of Chateau Ste. Michelle, and our significant equity investment in Anheuser-Busch InBev – the world's largest brewer.

At Altria, we recognize that our people are the reason we achieve our business goals. We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing them with opportunities for training, development and advancement. In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your development skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health/vision/dental insurance, participation in our incentive compensation and deferred profit sharing programs as well as a relocation assistance package.


Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class.

Hopkinsville, KY - Kentucky


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