Operations and Supply Chain Leadership Development Program


Momence, IL, US

Shift:  First Shift
Requisition ID:  50724


As a member of our supply chain team, you’ll ensure our customers receive noticeably better service, and assist our operations team to obtain the lowest industry cost. You will work closely with internal partners, customers and vendors to provide a seamless and hassle-free supply chain. As stated in our Guiding Principles, “We Help Our Customers Become Great,” and your contributions are vital to achieving this.

Operations and Supply Chain Leadership Development Program


Position Overview:

As a member of our Leadership (Rotational Career) Development Program, you will break boundaries by developing and leveraging competencies from a variety of cross-functional experiences. This rare opportunity allows you to test drive the right career path for you and establish yourself as a future leader at Johnsonville. The Operations and Supply Chain teams will be vested in your engagement and development. 


This non-traditional program is specifically designed to provide you with the experiences and tools needed to successfully grow within our culture, ultimately preparing you for future leadership roles at Johnsonville.


While this program is tailored to the member, generally, you will complete 5 rotations over a 24-month period, being exposed to a variety of experiences within cross-functional areas of focus.  Some potential rotations include Sourcing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing including Harvest, FSQ, Engineering, or other possible areas.


Each rotation offers robust assignments highlighting the functional areas’ value and impact across Johnsonville. Within the Manufacturing rotation, you will earn a Six Sigma Green Belt certification by completing a Green Belt project within your assigned facility. 


At the successful conclusion of the career development program, participants will be placed in a Johnsonville role based on the participant’s strengths and the needs of the business.



  • Bachelors degree preferred; willingness/ability to pursue a Bachelors degree is required



  • Proven track record of delivering results
  • Prior leadership experience preferred
  • Ability to travel and willingness to relocate is required



  • Demonstrated self-development – Seeks new experiences and challenges; Embraces the unfamiliar
  • Collaborative and applies a global mindset – can deliver strong results in close partnership with others across work areas, functions and geographies; can interact with integrity with all levels of customers and members
  • Solid communication skills (verbal, written, listening)
  • Action oriented, with the ability to set priorities and achieve goals
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity

Posting Date:                     September 28, 2023

Rotation Locations:            Holton, KS; Momence, IL; Watertown, WI; and/or Sheboygan Falls, WI 

Coach:                               Senior Director of Sourcing

Member Status:                 Full Time, Salaried

Reason for Posting:           New Position


About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 3,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!


How to Apply:  

External candidate:  Apply on-line only at: careers.johnsonville.com


We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country.  We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.