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Perdue Farms, Inc. Director of Breeders in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.

Summary

The Director of Breeders will provide leadership, development and coaching to the Live Production Operations, for the particular region of responsibility, through but not limited to performance management, budgeting, personnel decisions, production programs, health and safety programs, etc. to meet the company goals and objectives.

This individal will report to the VP of Live Operations.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Develop strategic business plans for a competitive Live Production Operations program and maintain efficient competitive operations.

  2. Provide leadership, development and coaching to the Live Production Operations, for the particular region of responsibility, through but not limited to performance management, budgeting, personnel decisions, production programs, health and safety programs, etc. to meet the company goals and objectives.

  3. Identify improvement initiatives and influence change for Live Production Breeder Operations, within the region of responsibility.

  4. Build and maintain an effective team to manage operations.

  5. Provide a safe, secure and productive work environment for all associates under area of responsibility.

  6. Communicate effectively with peers, producers, senior management, subordinates and non-company personnel to insure performance and resolution of problems.

Minimum Education and Experience

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Bachelors Degree in Poultry Science, Business Administration, Operations Management, Business Management, or related discipline required.

  • 10+ years of related experience in the poultry, or similar, industry.

Masters or MBA is a plus.

In addition, required competencies include:

Leadership – a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results.

Planning – an ability to think ahead and plan over a 1-3 year time span.

Management – the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities/projects and complete on schedule.

Process Development – ability to develop protocols and processes and deploy.

Problem Solving – ability to analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level.

Associate Development – ability to supervise and recognize training needs for the operation as well as the associates and the willingness to support those needs and develop associates.

Customer Satisfaction – knowledge of and ability to provide a strong customer orientation.

Communication – ability to communicate to all levels of the organization and a commitment to excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Team Building – knowledge of and a commitment to Team performance, effective coaching and demonstrated skills of a strong team player.

Commitment – dedication and commitment to company values.

Safety – ability, knowledge and commitment to put safety of associates above everything else while achieving established goals.

The Director of Breeders will travel regularly to various feedmills, hatcheries, processing plants and/or customer sites within his or her region.

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.

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