Mgr, Breeder in McComb, MS

Wayne Farms

Job Description

Primarily responsible overseeing all Breeder operations including operation of pullet farms, breeder farms and department employees.
  • Oversee and manage assigned breeder operations, ensuring required quantity and quality of
  • hatch eggs are available for hatcheries
  • Manage department by establishing procedures and adjusting as necessary to meet grower schedules, increase efficiencies and meet or exceed budget objectives
  • Plan, organize and order growing pullets and birds in production
  • Implement and monitor pullet and breeder programs, providing communication and direction to contract growers
  • Monitor pullet and breeder flock health (i.e. pullet placement, moves, vaccinations, etc.) to ensure egg hatch numbers
  • Maintain pullet growing and breeder flock agreements
  • Mentor, coach and train/ cross-train employees encouraging career development; provide consistent feedback concerning strengths and areas in need of improvement
  • Administer performance improvement plans and disciplinary actions on a fair and consistent basis
  • Provide performance and cost numbers to accounting ensuring reporting is accurately completed and recorded as required
  • Follow and promote all safety initiatives, helping to maintain a zero accident culture
  • Ensure all work is performed in compliance with Company policies, NCC Animal Welfare guidelines, and Federal and State regulations (i.e. USDA, OSHA, etc.) while achieving the highest level of productivity
  • Perform additional relevant duties as assigned
  • Manage a team of Breeder Representatives, Technicians and Clerks
  • This role is a Leader of People role with required competencies: Sizing up People, Delegation, Planning, Customer Focus and Conflict Management
  • Bachelors’ degree related discipline from an accredited institution
    • Combination of experience and education may be substituted for degree
  • Valid Driver’s License with a safe driving history
  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience poultry breeder operations
  • Minimum four (4) years’ demonstrated leadership experience including knowledge of timekeeping requirements, policy adherence, Top 25 behaviors, conflict resolution with the ability to resolve issues efficiently and effectively
  • Strong customer focus with the ability to communicate with internal and external customers in a timely and professional manner
  • Must have exceptional communication, both verbal and written, attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Proficient computer and math skills
  • Self-starter who demonstrates strong initiative and sense of urgency, with the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects while maintaining attention to detail
  • Must possess a strong customer-centric attitude, high energy level and a strong sense of urgency
  • Follow and ensure others follow departmental and company safety policies and programs
  • Wear required protective equipment in all areas where mandatory
  • Ability to work non-standard or extended shifts including nights, weekends, and/or holidays as needed
  • Ability to work in an outside environment (including inclement weather) to visually inspect birds; walking from one to several miles per day
  • Ability to travel between grower sites
  • Ability to work around strong and possibly foul odors such as ammonia
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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