Perdue Farms, Inc.

Farm Manager

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Description/Job Summary

  • Responsible to manage all aspects of a brand new, 1,200 sow farrow to wean sow farm
  • Responsible for meeting weekly shipping targets of full-value pigs
  • Ensure that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, bedding, and care on a daily basis
  • Manage all aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Responsible to manage farm division weekly goals for, but not limited to: breeding targets, farrowing targets, pigs shipped targets, production and financial targets
  • Manage gestation, breeding, EST (Electronic Sow Feeding), animal movement, and farrowing according to approved guidelines
  • Manage, keep, communicate, and report accurate records on a daily basis for both production and financial data
  • Responsible for placing all orders and maintaining current inventory and supplies order list (vaccines, semen, fuel, bedding, feed, etc.)
  • Direct cleaning/bedding of farm and maintaining appropriate equipment, in compliance with NR and local, state, and federal regulations
  • Maintain correct temperature/ventilation settings, and that all associated equipment is in full working order
  • Ensure that all farm grounds, animal pens, facilities, equipment, etc. are routinely cleaned, maintained, and in working order
  • Manage Period Close inventory, cost analysis, and cost control
  • Develop and implement vision for constant improvement of key performance metrics including: sow herd and piglet survival rates, number of pigs weaned, farrowing rate, and pork quality
  • Any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management/supervisor

Required Education

  • B.S. degree in Animal Science or related field, with a minimum of two-year's experience in straw-bedded pork production system/farrowing unit, OR minimum of five years' experience in traditional pork production/farrowing unit
  • Ability to lead by example, and manage a team of 5-10 people
  • Strong knowledge of computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to problem solve, be a critical thinker, goal oriented, and a team player

Details

Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.