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Reproductive Farm Manager

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Location
Columbus, NE
Salary
$55,000 - $65,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Degree
Equivalent Experience
Date
Oct 03, 2017
Job ID
2502820
Major national certified swine producer with an excellent reputation for quality and promoting animal welfare is seeking a business oriented Reproductive Farm Manager to oversee their operation located in Eastern Nebraska.  Positions open due to acquisition.

Reasons the right person will love this job
  • Family-owned and family focused organization
  • Lean management structure - no red tape
  • Company has high standards and high health pigs
  • Very successful bio-security systems - 1 outbreak in last 4 years
  • Autonomy - you’ll be able to make this business your own
  • Excellent benefit package including health, vision, dental insurance, vacation and 401(k) with match
  • Significant bonus potential
  • Reasonable workweek - every other weekend - 11 of 14 days
  • Staff turnover is very low - high employee satisfaction
  • Relocation assistance
  • Rural locations near sizable cities and towns
  • Sow farms have staff on site 24/7
 Overview:
  • Your job is to manage the day-to-day operations and the overall business of a large sow farm of 5100 sows
Duties will include:
  • 60% of your time will be spent in the barn supervising the department heads
    • One overseeing reproduction
    • The other overseeing farrowing and a staff of 20 to 30 individuals.
    • This barn is manned 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • 40% your time is paperwork and analysis.
    • You will be tracking and reporting on the appropriate metrics
    • You are also responsible for the business of that site. 
  • This position reports to a VP or member of the family
To be considered for this role:

You must have 5 years of swine production or management experience within a commercial swine operation
Experience must include all aspects of a swine operation including:
  • Size:  Should have experience with a minimum of 3200 head of sows and supervising at least 15 people.
  • Technical: Proper Pig Production Practices; General Animal Husbandry; Bio-Security & Safety; Pig Flow; Nutrition; Treatment; Environmental and PQA & TQA.
  • Environment:  Will be adept at recognizing changes in conditions - knowledgeable in filtration (hepa) and ventilation systems and control systems.
  • Business: You will track your appropriate metrics (using industry recognized software) and be responsible for the business of running your farm while reporting to the VP/family member.
  • Production: You will use your expertise to implement action plans to achieve stated goals by Planning & Directing all Production Phases & Required Processes while maintaining strict adherence to protocols. Also be able to demonstrate your ability to manage priorities in a fast paced changing environment.
  • Employee: You will provide daily leadership to your staff and engage with your team in timely orientation; training & development when necessary all while promoting a safe and professional work place. You will demonstrate your high level of professionalism and confidentiality when exercising your problem solving skills and while managing confrontational situations.
  • Cost: You will constantly assist the company in managing costs in the areas of labor resources; feed; medication inventory and supplies

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Swine 4Q 2017