General Supervisor – Panhandle, OK

If you like living in a rural area, are community oriented and are looking for a company that can boast about the tenure of their people – if you have a strong background in fresh pork processing specifically in the kill area – then you need to consider this very stable, environmentally sound, well established, growth oriented and profitable company that is seeking to add an experienced supervisor to the staff of one of the top pork producers in the United States.
Reasons Why this is a Great Job for the Right Person:

  • One of the top pork producing company’s in the United States – with strong employee tenure.
  • Very well established and financially strong company
  • Food group is the Largest Division in the company
  • Environmentally sound operations
  • Growth company that is adding jobs
  • Opportunities for persona l & professional growth
  • Competitive salary, bonus, benefits & relocation assistance

Supervision:  

  • You will manage multiple team members, ensuring production schedule, yield requirement and shipping schedules are met.
  • Develop a competent workforce through training, communicating expectations, providing frequent feedback
  • When necessary, taking disciplinary action in accordance with Company policy.
  • Monitor and enforce safety rules; addresses complaints and resolves problems.

To be considered for this role:

  • You must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience (or equivalent combination) in a fresh pork/red meat processing facility
  • Supervisory experience with the activities of other team members in the kill, rendering, cut and conversion areas of the operation.
  • Experience working with production and shipping schedules
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Grow Finish Site Supervisor – IA, MN, or OK

A progressive family owned swine business, one of the top three swine producers in the Midwest that has been a leader in food production for over 25 years, is seeking talented people to help deliver high quality, safe & wholesome pork product to consumers. The position will focus on achieving stated goals and strategies to accomplish the vision and growth of the company. They have operations in several Midwestern states all providing an outstanding and professional work setting.
Positions are located is:  Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska
Reasons why this is a great job for the right person:

  • One of the top three producers in the swine industry
  • Team oriented company that continually develops their people
  • Family owned and oriented
  • Leader in the food industry for over 25 years
  • Performance Based Pay System
  • Competitive salary, benefits and relocation assistance

To be considered for this role: You must have 3 years of swine production or management experience with a BS/BA degree preferred.
Experience must include all aspects of a swine operation including: Proper Pig Production Practices; General Animal Husbandry; Bio-Security & Safety; Pig Flow; Nutrition; Treatment; Environmental and Recordkeeping.
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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Business Development Manager – North Eastern, IA

A progressive family owned swine business, one of the top five swine producers in the Midwest that has been a leader in food production for over 25 years, is seeking an experienced Business Development Manager to help improve the quality of existing growers and seek out new potential growers to help deliver high quality, safe & wholesome pork product to consumers.  The position will focus on achieving stated goals and strategies to accomplish the vision and growth of the company.  They have operations in several Midwestern states all providing an outstanding and professional work setting.  This person will be working out of the home in North East Iowa.
Reasons why this is a great job for the right person:

  • One of the top three producers in the swine industry
  • Team oriented company that continually develops their people
  • Work out of your home calling on potential production people
  • Family owned and oriented
  • Leader in the food industry for over 25 years
  • Performance Based Pay System
  • Competitive salary, benefits and relocation assistance

OVERVIEW:

  • Manage contract grower relationships while collaboratively engaging with  production, accounting, repair & maintenance and contract administration to maximize communication and efficiency.
  • Source company-owned and contract production site leads and convert into completed projects that meet production flow, financial, and bio-security needs.
  • Focus on meeting mid and long-term pig space needs to ensure the success of the Grow/Finish production system.
  • Reinforce and enhance positive reputation within the swine industry and within the communities that we interact with.

Duties will include:

  • Will identify, qualify and assess leads for new sites for inclusion into company’s grower system.
  • Will manage new site leads from initial contact to acquisition and operation.
  • Will monitor site procurement, layout & permitting and tract construction process when applicable.
  • Will monitor key competitor activities in the territory and report to corporate on a regular basis
  • Will serve as the liaison between the contract growers and corporate regarding issues not addressed by the Service Managers.

To be considered for this role:

  • A BS or BA degree with an agriculture-based major is preferred along with five-plus years of progressive and varied business management, sales, finance, agronomy and/or marketing
  • Thorough understanding of financial processes, construction project budgeting, and ability to interact effectively with land-owner and producer customers.
  • Experience will be with an Agri-Based business/company dealing with Swine, Poultry, Dairy, Beef or other live production environment
    • Knowledge of swine production technologies, training experience, and marketing of swine production contracts and finishing business models is preferred
    • Knowledge of swine industry history, regional competitors and swine industry outlook preferred
  • Self-motivated with an ability to apply independent judgment in contract negotiation, sales and recruitment process and ability to work on their own
  • Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, and demonstrate adequate computer skills to communicate effectively.
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Sow Service Manager – North Eastern, NE

A progressive family owned swine business, one of the top three swine producers in the Midwest that has been a leader in food production for over 25 years, is seeking talented people to help deliver high quality, safe & wholesome pork product to consumers. The position will focus on achieving stated goals and strategies to accomplish the vision and growth of the company. They have operations in several Midwestern states all providing an outstanding and professional work setting.
Reasons why this is a great job for the right person:

  • One of the top three producers in the swine industry
  • Team oriented company that continually develops their people
  • Family owned and oriented
  • Leader in the food industry for over 25 years
  • Performance Based Pay System
  • Competitive salary, benefits and relocation assistance

Management

•Responsible for the leadership, coaching, development, and supervision of Farm Managers, sow farm employees, and overall sow system within assigned geographical region •Work closely with the Farm Managers and Nursery, Grow Finish, and other internal support groups to maintain a clear understanding of pig flow, herd health, pig transportation, and current sow system production issues •Develop and facilitate individual development plans for Farm Manages and staff •Assist in the development of training programs and monitor their use and effectiveness •Monitor safety issues and implement safe workplace practices for staff •Support and promote company policies and procedures, including the implementation of standard operating procedures and best practices for environmental stewardship •Perform and comply with practices that promote bio-security
  • To be considered for this role:
  • You must have 3-5 years of sow production experience and as Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or agricultural related degree is a plus
  • Multi-site experience
  • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational ability
  • Proven ability to make timely and appropriate problem solving and decision making decisions
  • Ability to manage time and priorities in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Display a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, and strategic thought
  • Proven ability to effectively lead people and manage by example along with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise independent thinking and judgment
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
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Regional Manager – Grow/Finish – Northern, IA

A progressive family owned swine business, one of the top three swine producers in the Midwest that has been a leader in food production for over 25 years, is seeking talented people to help deliver high quality, safe & wholesome pork product to consumers.  The position will focus on achieving stated goals and strategies to accomplish the vision and growth of the company.  They have operations in several Midwestern states all providing an outstanding and professional work setting.  This position is located in the State of Iowa.
Reasons why this is a great job for the right person:

  • One of the top three producers in the swine industry
  • Team oriented company that continually develops their people
  • Family owned and oriented
  • Leader in the food industry for over 25 years
  • Performance Based Pay System
  • Competitive salary, benefits and relocation assistance

OVERVIEW:

  • Production and marketing results responsibility for 300,000 + swine finishing capacity based in the upper Midwest.
  • Direct supervision of a grow finish service management team responsible to ensure completion of stated goals in productivity, costs and employee measures.
  • Accountable for a system which strives to achieve second to none industry standards and achievements.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • - Direct and lead the activities of a team of service managers to ensure;
  • - Scheduling efficiency
  • - Implementation of standard operating procedures
  • - Effective communication with CF’s production partners
  • - Identification of improvement areas and follow through
  • - Monitoring of key priorities ex pig placements, biosecurity, health, medication and vaccine usage, pig flow, manure management, marketing etc.
  • - Regular and accurate reporting of results and action plans
  • - Provides technical and leadership development to – new and existing service managers and monitors performance
  • - Liaises closely with Business Development personnel to review and decide the best options for current and future contractual relationships
  • - Works effectively with organizational partners responsible for providing inputs to the grow finish process ex feed mill managers, nutritionist, veterinarians, agronomy, transportation etc.
  • - Provides direct service management for approximately 20,000 spaces in the regional managers territory.

To be considered for this role:

  • Two or four year degree in an Agricultural related field is preferred.
  • Ten years previous swine experience with five + year’s experience in a service manager role (Grow-Finish) with proven strong, effective leadership experience or equivalent.
  • Extensive farm management experience is a plus.
  • Business accomplishments relative to Grow-Finish production
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage time and priorities in a fast paced changing environment is essential.
  • Effective communication skills and experience in exercising independent thinking and judgment required.
  • This individual will have the ability to use teamwork to promote excellence.
  • Ability to travel commensurate with position responsibilities
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Sow Farm Manager – North East, CO

If you like living in a rural area, are community oriented and are looking for a company that can boast about the tenure of their people – if you have a strong background in quality assurance and food safety – then you need to consider this very stable, environmentally sound, well established, growth oriented and profitable company that is seeking to add an Sow Farm Manager to their team of one of the top pork producers in the United States. This position is located in North Eastern Colorado
Reasons Why this is a Great Job for the Right Person:

  • One of the top pork producing company’s in the United States – with strong employee tenure.
  • Very well established and financially strong company
  • Food group is the Largest Division in the company
  • Environmentally sound operations
  • Growth company that is adding jobs
  • Opportunities for personal & professional growth
  • Competitive salary, bonus, benefits & relocation assistance

SUMMARY: Supervises a 5000 Sow Farm and personnel

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Personnel Management:

  • Provide leadership and coaching to all employees that report to this area.
  • Scheduling and planning weekly activities.
  • Communicating the daily schedule and plans to employees at the start of every work day.
  • Maintaining High Herd Health and Bio-security personally and through employees by:
  • Providing and monitoring proper animal comfort with ventilation and heating management.
  • Give timely medication and care of sick or injured swine by the approved vaccination program.
  • Following proper load in, load out procedures and dispose of dead animals daily.
  • Following Bio-security Downtime Chart and shower thoroughly before entering units.
  • Maintain Proper Department and Farm appearance
  • Complete weekly production report and have to production manager by the designated time the following Monday
  • Resource Management:
  • Maintain vehicles in good operating condition and notify problems to the Production Manager.

 To be considered for this role:

  • Associate’s Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred
  • Two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of three years of swine management experience in a sow farm operation with a minimum of 4000 head of sows.
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Agricultural Products Sales – Franklin/Lawrence County,NY

Regional agricultural company with excellent training program seeks entry-level sales professional to call on dairy farms in northern New York.

Reasons why this is a great job for the right person
- The company is large enough to provide great products and service, but small enough that you will be appreciated and recognized for your accomplishments
- Success in the training program provides salary increases at regular intervals
- You will help dairy producers be more profitable by providing them with technical and management advice
- You will become a trusted advisor to the dairy producer
- You will work from an office in your home
- Company provides a car, computer, phone, benefits, salary, regular reviews and the ability to earn a significant income after training

To be considered for this job candidates must have
- BS degree in dairy science, animal science or agriculture
- a solid understanding of how a dairy farm operates
- a passion for the dairy industry
- sales aptitude or sales abilities
- the desire to live in the territory for a long time
- a reason to live in the region
- strong verbal communication skills
- a professional image

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Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Harrisburg, PA

Growing agricultural products manufacturer seeks seasoned sales and marketing executive with expertise in the poultry business to further develop sales and grow the sales team.
Reasons the right candidate will love this job

  • Profitable, growing company with exceptional potential
  • Stable company with decades of success
  • Company committed to growth with the finances and structure to support their goals
  • Significant autonomy in how you reach your goals
  • You will be part of a team
  • Exceptional bonus potential
  • Company has excellent reputation
  • Company has a strong commitment to their employees
  • Niche products

Objectives for this position

  • Expand the number of major accounts (poultry growers) who purchase product
  • Develop new products
  • Further develop the distributor network
  • Expand the number of swine growers who purchase product
  • Improve service to current group of local growers
  • Create succession plan for sales team
  • Mentor young managers throughout the organization
  • Work with management team to drive costs out of procurement
  • Be active member of senior management

Necessary Qualifications

  • 7+ years experience selling into the poultry sector
  • Understanding of product development and positioning
  • Strong strategic skills coupled with a ‘hands-on’ approach
  • Team player with strong mentoring skills
  • Comfortable in the boardroom, whether working with internal board or external customers
  • Passion for selling
  • Track record of success
  • Rolodex full of contacts in the poultry industry

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing a distributor network
  • Experience managing the procurement process
  • Experience driving costs out of the supply chain
  • Experience with a family business
  • Understanding of feed formulation
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Dairy Nutrition Consultant – Michigan

Wanted:  Dairy Nutritionist    Provided:  A position with all the upside of self-employment without the downside.
This position is ideal for the dairy nutrition consultant who has learned the ropes and now wants to reap all the benefits.  An established animal nutrition company with a presence and sales success in Michigan is looking to expand its sales force by adding a consultant to develop their business.
Reasons the right person is going to love this job

  • You control pricing and margin – you will be competitive in the market
  • Delivery provided by company – you’re not expected to handle the product
  • Streamlined decision making provides answers quickly – no red tape
  • Customized rations using minerals mixed at local mill or on the farm
  • You report to the head of sales – no chain of command – quick decisions
  • You use the producers’ commodities and provide a custom mineral to balance the ration
  • Company vehicle, benefits, office equipment, phone, retirement $, expenses and a salary + unlimited commissions

To be considered for this role you must possess

  • Consultative sales approach as you are to be the trusted adviser to the producer
  • 4 years success growing a territory, selling nutrition products to dairymen
  • Ability to balance rations
  • Passion for personal success
  • BS (or higher) in related field
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Sr. Soil Agronomist – Western Panhandle, OK

If you like living in a rural area, are community oriented and are looking for a company that can boast about the tenure of their people – if you have a strong background in quality assurance and food safety – then you need to consider this very stable, environmentally sound, well established, growth oriented and profitable company that is seeking to add an experienced Environmental Manager to the staff of one of the top pork producers in the United States.
Be advised:  This position is located in the Western Panhandle of Oklahoma at the company’s main processing facility.
Reasons Why this is a Great Job for the Right Person:

  • One of the top pork producing company’s in the United States – with strong employee tenure.
  • Very well established and financially strong company
  • Food group is the Largest Division in the company
  • Environmentally sound operations
  • Growth company that is adding jobs
  • Opportunities for persona l & professional growth
  • Competitive salary, bonus, benefits & relocation assistance

SUMMARY:

  • Provide technical leadership for  Management and Environmental Resource Management staff, determine agronomic land application rates, oversee the soil, crop, effluent and groundwater sampling and monitoring programs.
  • Responsible for Nutrient Management planning and monitoring.
  • Assure compliance with laws, permits and settlement agreements governing all areas of operations.
  • Responsible for land application planning and pumping. Maintain close communication with  regulators, consultants and neighbors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and update Nutrient Utilization Plans (NUP) and / or Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMP) for multiple states.
  • Analyze agronomic and environmental chemistry data, monitor nutrient levels in soils, effluent and groundwater by graphic and statistical methods. Calculate swine effluent land application volumes using agronomic rates.
  • Analyze and make recommendations on Research & Development Area Research Projects. Oversee ongoing trials and design new trials based on operational and / or environmental emergent scenarios.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate environmental management personnel in environmental and safety functions and maintain accurate related records. Training includes Environmental Sampling of Soils, Effluent and Groundwater according to specific State and Federal regulations.
  • Conduct research on new technologies and practices.
  • Assist Environmental Superintendents and Coordinators.
  • Manage tenant farmer and landowner relations related to land application, including, but not limited to: lease payments; crop rotations; water use; weed and pest control; and timing of sampling and effluent applications.  Obtain and maintain records regarding crop yields, fresh water use and commercial fertilizer applied.
  • Coordinate with State representatives and consultants regarding monitoring well and leak detection system sampling and wetting front testing project.
  • Must have understanding of: research methodologies, laboratory analytical methods and equipment, nutrient management on agricultural land for sustainable agriculture and farming practices.
  • Must possess a Crop Adviser Certification (American Society of Agronomy) or Technical Service Provider license (National Resource Conservation Service).

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the work environment, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required or preferred.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions as listed below

. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors degree from a four year university and five years experience in a related field; or Masters Degree with two years experience in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Educational Degrees must being obtained in Agronomy, Ag Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Biology or related field.
  • Experience and/or training required on fertilization and irrigation practices with working knowledge of tractors and irrigation equipment.
  • Must possess a Crop Adviser Certification or Technical SErvice Provider License
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