Mountaire Farms is a vertically integrated agricultural company headquartered in Millsboro, DE. Over the last decade we have seen significant growth in our business and have established a reputable brand in over 80 countries worldwide. As part of this growth, we are searching for a dynamic and innovative new member to join our team in Millsboro, DE as the Senior Director of Technical Services.
We are looking for an individual who values hard work, fresh ideas, and a commitment to Operational Excellence. At Mountaire we value trust, respect for each other, communication and sharing information. When our associates are successful, the company is successful.
The primary purpose of this role is to provide leadership for the Live Production Technical Service Department, to ensure company’s nutrition and health programs are best in class, and completely aligned with the Operational Excellence principles. Areas of importance also include setting program standards and pushing the technical team to achieve their stated goals, as well as develop programs that will be successfully implemented in our production system. It is integral that the Sr. Director has understanding of the science behind feed and vaccination programs, broiler production and husbandry, along with the understanding of state and federal regulations involving poultry production; including the ability to evaluate, measure, and hold accountable all reports and areas of responsibility reporting to them.
Provide instruction for direction of the bird health and Nutrition areas of Live Production
Direct health and feed programs for the best performance and quality achievable.
Represent the company within the community
Review with managers their objectives and evaluations and give feedback
Prepares budget and 5 year planning for Nutrition and Veterinary areas
Attends scheduled meetings: Live Operations Staff, Nutrition and Veterinary
Feeding and nutrition programs must achieve optimum performance at least cost
Livability, Feed Conversion, Hatchability and Yield must perform at goal levels
The ever-changing health problems of the industry
Keeping employees engaged and motivated while keeping them informed always
Motivating, supporting and supervising technical experts
Keeping all focused on maximum quality
Minimum of 7-years experience in live operations
Advanced degree preferred with a minimum of 10-years proven experience
Demonstrates ethics and integrity
Displays drive and purpose
Exhibits leadership – sets vision and strategy
Develops others – good delegator
Builds and maintain relationships
Great motivator – resilient, resourceful, optimistic and energetic
Basic knowledge of industry equipment & vehicles
Understanding of good accounting practices
Problem solver - able to deal with complexity; analytical
Exposure to state and federal regulatory agencies
Quality minded and detail oriented
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Monthly and Annual bonus program
About Mountaire Farms
Welcome to Mountaire Farms. With operations in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas, and products reaching markets regionally, nationally and internationally, Mountaire Farms continues to adhere to the highest standards of quality control and operational excellence. As a fast growing company with nearly 9,000 employees, we are also firmly committed to providing a stable, consistent work environment.
At Mountaire, we recognize that consumers are more aware of where their food comes from than ever before. We continually strive to deliver high-quality products to our customers, and we have implemented science-based best practices throughout our vertically integrated process with this goal in mind. From the start of this process on our breeder farms, through the hatchery, growing and production operations.
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