New-Life Mills, a division of Parrish & Heimbecker, is an exciting place to develop and grow a career in agriculture and agricultural processing that supports Canadian producers of poultry and livestock as well as producers who grow and sell their crops to global markets. A family-owned Canadian company with deep roots in grain trading, flour milling, animal feed production and live animal management, New-Life Mills has been serving the needs of livestock and poultry producers for more than 50 years. P&H has invested and matured in the agricultural landscape over 100 years. With more than 60 locations coast to coast, P&H offers you a unique opportunity to make your mark in a growth-oriented company with a variety of business segments.
Our success comes from a well-established network of assets, ongoing infrastructure development and the strong business relationships we nurture with farmers and suppliers. Learn more about us at www.parrishandheimbecker.com or www.newlifemills.com.
The General Manager, Farm Division, is responsible to manage and monitor all activities at the company-owned poultry farms, to ensure good flock performance. The General Manager will be responsible for budgeting, managing employees, and assist in the preparation and maintenance of the record systems of the Division.
The ideal candidate will have excellent troubleshooting and communication skills. The candidate must have a high level of organization skills, strong relationship skills, and an ability to prioritize work. The candidate must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage and monitor flocks of chickens, turkeys and laying hens for good performance, bird health and bird welfare.
Manage Farm Division employees, including hiring, training and monitoring of performance.
Prepare and budget capital requirements for the Farm Division farms, and lead in yearly operating budget preparation of the Division.
Assist in implementation of all food safety programs at the farm level.
Assist and liaise with vets, labs and other consultants with respect to health or barn environmental issues at the farms.
Assist and liaise with processors and hatcheries with respect to bird placements, bird processing and other processor requirements.
Ensure proper record keeping for all regulatory and business needs, including utilization of company quotas, farm inventories, flock reports, and nutrient management.
Report to the President on a regular basis on ongoing issues, problems and opportunities.
Commitment to maintaining a safe and compliant working environment.
College diploma or University degree in Agriculture, Business or Animal Science.
Minimum 5 years of direct work experience in an agriculture position is required.
Advanced overall knowledge of poultry flock cycles and bird health and welfare.
Good overall knowledge of poultry nutrition.
Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.
High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate with all staff of New-Life Mills farm and feed divisions, in a respectful and sensitive manner.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision and to work well in a team-based environment.
Demonstrated ability to self-learn new skills, systems, applications.
New-Life Mills, a division of Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that is reflective of Canadian society. As a result, New-Life Mills is an equal opportunity employer and is in compliance with the Employment Equity Act. We welcome applications from men, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. Accommodations in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.
About Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited
Parrish and Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) is a Canadian family-owned firm with over 100 years of experience in agribusiness, with locations stretching across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax. P&H has grown into a diversified, vertically integrated company that is committed to agribusiness and the entire agri-food industry.
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