Sow Farm Manager

Full time @Tosh Farms in Production Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 41029
  • Experience 3 years

Job Description

Position Overview
Tosh Farms is looking for an exceptional leader to direct the operations at a 7,500-sow farm located in McKenzie TN. The Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of production including teaching and developing current staff, maintaining excellent culture, producing high quality pigs, and animal welfare.

Company Overview
Tosh Farms is a rapidly growing, family-owned crop and swine production business with over 450 employees and growing to 500 employees within the next year. While we are family-owned, we are not a small outfit – we have 3 companies operating under the Tosh Farms – Tosh Farms, Tosh Pork, and Bacon by Gosh. We are the #1 pork producer in the state of Tennessee and top 30 in the United States.

In this role you should expect to:

  • Be responsible for employee safety, performance, and compliance which includes:
    • Creating and maintaining an excellent employee culture on farm
    • Performance management
    • Positive Reinforcement and corrective action for employees
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Appropriate staffing
    • Championing farm safety
    • Employee training
  • Ensure proper daily care of breeding sows and piglets by maintaining appropriate environmental conditions, nutrition and following applicable animal health and biosecurity procedures.
  • Meets or exceed production targets and other KPIs for the farm
  • Ensure appropriate maintenance of farm facilities
  • Direct recordkeeping for farm metrics
  • Build a strong, cohesive team through effective communication, goal setting, and coaching of supervisors on the farm
  • Be the primary conduit of company information to the farm team to maintain compliance with all applicable business regulations
  • Perform other necessary duties as assigned
  • Build strong relationships with senior leadership through effective communication and collaboration to support company goals

What you will need to succeed in this role:

  • Education or equivalent experience
    • BS degree in Animal Science strongly preferred but not required
    • In lieu of degree, at least 6 years of experience in swine farm management
  • At least 3 years of sow farm management experience
  • Bilingual in English & Spanish preferred but not required
  • Demonstrable decision-making and problem-solving skills with independent decision-making ability
  • Demonstrable analytical aptitude
  • Demonstrable organization and planning capabilities
  • Ability to drive change as well as lead, mentor, and train others
  • Ability to connect with people throughout all levels of the organization
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proficient in basic computing skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Self-motivated
  • High-level organizational skills with attention to detail, allowing you to manage a large team and multiple priorities
  • Valid non-expired Driver’s license with clean driving record

Physical requirements of this role:

  • Ability to stand/kneel/bend/stoop/walk for extended periods of time (8-10 hours a day)
  • Ability to multitask
  • Repetitive motions
  • Ability to withstand working in the elements
  • Operate a company vehicle and maintain an acceptable driving record
  • Ability to perform clerical work in an office setting
  • Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to work in sow farms around livestock and in dusty environments

What’s in it for you:
• A fast-paced work environment where contributions are recognized
• Make a difference in a local, growing company
• Comfortable, casual work environment (jeans & cookouts / not stuffy corporate)

Tosh Farms does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits
Company Paid Short Term Disability insurance
Company Paid Life Insurance
Low cost share on Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance through BCBS of TN
401(k)with company match – 50% of 8%
Scholarships provided for all dependent children up to age 26
Student Loan Assistance – we pay your student loans for you
Tuition Reimbursement for employee
Generous Paid time off
Holidays & Floating Holidays
Paid Parental Leave
Referral program

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