Assistant Production Manager, Atlas - Carlyle, Saskatchewan

Genus strives to provide beef, dairy and pork producers with superior breeding stock to enable the production of affordable and nutritious animal protein for consumers. PIC is the swine division with a mission to pioneer animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

PIC currently supplies over 70% of the world’s top pork producers. We directly employ people in 18 countries worldwide and our products are available in more than 50 countries across the globe. We are a diverse team, ranging from scientists to sales teams, production personnel to customer service, and are all united by a passion for producing nutritious, affordable pork and a commitment to continuous improvement.

The Assistant Production Manager is responsible for supporting the Production Manager in the coordination of the day-to-day activities at one of our 2000 sow farrow to finish Genetic Nucleus operation. This position will give management and oversight to the Breeding & Farrowing departments OR the Nursery, Finisher, Testing/Selections and Sales/Exports departments. This position is based in Carlyle, Saskatchewan.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
• Accountable for the performance and results of a team within own discipline
• Manages a generally homogeneous team of professionals and/or supervisors; adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and meet service and/or operational challenges
• Impacts the level of service and the team’s ability to meet quality, volume, and timeliness objectives
• Conduct all people management responsibilities for direct reports, including but not limited to labor management, performance management, recruitment and training and development
• Ensure appropriate staff training and on-boarding of new employees
• Create action plans to ensure the achievement of reproductive key performance indicators on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis
• Assist in the development of, as well as deliver, the agreed upon budget area of responsibility which includes:
o Execution of both feeding practices and budgeted feed volumes on a monthly and annual basis;
o Achieve or exceed production targets; and
o Order feed and supplies
• Coordination of animal flows and weekly volume objective by genetic line
• Execution of health management programs and health reporting functions across the area of responsibility
• Maintain record keeping within all software platforms to ensure records are fully updated on a weekly basis
• Ensure area of responsibility is accomplishing the following:
• Adherence to the Company’s Safety Program requirements and guidelines;
• Adhere to biosecurity protocols;
• Compliance of all company policies, procedures and guidelines;
• Willingness to change plans as needed;
•Cleanliness and sanitation of the farm;
• Accurate and timely production information and records;
• Ensure timely treatment of sick animals with a variety of pharmaceuticals as needed; and
• Compliance with all environmental laws and procedures
• Ensure adherence to the Company’s animal care policies and procedures including: providing a physical environment that meets the animal’s needs, providing access to adequate water and high quality feed, providing humane treatment of the animals, providing identification and appropriate treatment of animals in need of health care and following the guidelines for euthanasia
• Direct and prioritize maintenance personnel as it relates to their allocated time in the facility
• Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers
• Requires in-depth understanding of concepts, theories and principles in own discipline and basic knowledge of other disciplines

• Limited travel required; 5-10% based on production needs • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in livestock production with proven results
• Ability and willingness to effectively manage 2+ full-time employees
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
• Proactive and ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
• Ability to work hours needed operationally, which can vary frequently and include weekend, evening, holidays and emergency situations
• Willingness to shower daily in and out of facility
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and other relevant software applications

Relocation Eligible: Yes
Job Type: Regular Full-Time

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Manitoba Pork represents 614 Manitoba hog farms

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