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Sow Farm Manager

About this Job:

Kaizen Farms is seeking an experienced swine professional to be the manager of a large sow farm in Eastern N.C. The primary focus of the Sow Farm Manager will be centered on the care and welfare of the animals, as well as production efficiency, site care, and providing leadership and development opportunities to employees.  This person will be measured against and expected to uphold our company’s core values of Ownership, Honesty, Hungry, Teamwork, and Continuous Improvement.

Kaizen is willing to pay relocation expenses for the right candidate!

Duties:

Production Management

  • Plan and direct all production phases on the farm and implement processes as required.
  • Implement action plans to meet farm-specific and company-set goals.
  • Actively communicate with the service manager.
  • Ensure strict compliance to all bio-security protocols and take action as necessary.
  • Order feed, supplies, and equipment for the farm, herd, and employees.

Employee Management

  • Provide daily leadership and direction to all farm staff.
  • Reinforce compliance of all policies and procedures.
  • Conduct team meetings to communicate the goals and direction of the farm and the company.
  • Ensure all safety procedures are in place and take action to lower safety incidents on the farm.
  • Promote a safe, professional, and positively motivating work environment.
  • Implement discipline processes as necessary and provide direction for employees to improve.
  • Administer interviews for new farm staff members and make quality hiring decisions to maintain a well-staffed farm.

Cost Management

  • Manage labor resources by controlling hours worked by each employee and enforcing employee efficiency.
  • Manage feed and medication inventory and supply.

Site Care

  • Ensure cleanliness and sanitation of the site.
  • Hold employees accountable for the care and cleanliness of the site.
  • Maintain all equipment and buildings on site by completing routine repairs.
Requirement:

Education: 2 or 4-year degree within an agriculture-based major is preferred.

Experience: MUST HAVE 1 to 3 years of sow farm production management experience!

Knowledge and Skills:
Ability to manage time and priorities in a fast-paced, changing environment.
Display a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
Ability to work successfully with limited supervision.
Ability to recognize problems before they occur and take a proactive approach to resolve the issue.
Possess excellent problem-solving, leadership, and project management skills.
Ability to manage confrontational situations in a fair, consistent, and prompt manner.
Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven ability to lead by example and positively influence a group of people.
Ability to maintain positive working relationships and support organizational processes and goals.

Salary:
Experience:
1 to 3 years
How to apply:

Contact Michael Teachey, 910-874-5241

OR

Click on the BLUE “Apply for this Job” button to email your cover letter and resume. Please state Kaizen Farms and the job title as the subject line of your email application.

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