Area Manager Poultry

4 days left

27 Feb 2019
27 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Hunter Global are actively recruiting for a Breeder Area Manager for one of the uks top Agricultural companies.

Duties & Responsibilities -

* To work with Breeder manager to ensure that budgets and costings are met and to produce maximum quality viable hatching eggs to ensure their areas of responsibility are managed efficiently and cost effectively in line with agreed performance targets. Work closely with the Breeder Manager on labour requirements and staff training in conjunction with the Human Resources department. To ensure staff work safely and in a safe environment.

To meet agreed standards of production and evaluate production programmes - standards of performance are met when:

* The person organises and supervises trials on farms. Results are analysed and recommendations made to the Breeder Manager and other Area Managers. Monitors general performance on a continual basis and provides feedback information, in line with the "Being the best" style of information management. Demonstrates a reduction in the spread of results year on year.

Provide technical support to Farm Managers- standards of performance are met when:

* Technical advice on all areas of management is given as and when requested by the Farm Managers.

Provide technical support to Farmers - standards of performance are met when:

* The person provides information to Farm Managers on programmes necessary to manage stock correctly and checks implementation of programmes during regular site visits. In conjunction with the Breeder Manager the person sets specifications for poultry houses and equipment and ensures training for Managers is provided.

* Provides back up on sites where disputes arise between staff

* Provides guidance on the operation of poultry house equipment.

* Advice is given to farms on culling and health status of flocks.

* In conjunction with the Breeder Manager the person oversees the production and update of the operations manual.

Bird Placement - standards of performance are met when:

* The Manager liaises with the Breeder Manager to determine the number of birds needed for internal placement on sites and for customers. Farm Managers, Maintenance Managers and any other relevant people have been informed that birds are being placed or depleted on particular dates.

To carry out farm inspections - standards of performance are met when:

* The manager carries out inspections of poultry houses during interflock. Birds are inspected on delivery to ensure birds are healthy, the correct number for each house has been delivered and the houses have been properly prepared by the Farm Manager

* Sites are inspected to ensure appropriate action is taken to control vermin and adequate hygiene precautions are being implemented.

* The person ensures that all Farm Managers and staff are aware of relevant Health and Safety issues and that guidelines are being adhered to. To ensure on visits that if a process is seen as unsafe that it is stopped and assessed.

* Ensure that Biosecurity policies are being followed to the letter and make suggestions and improvements where possible

* Ensure Farms are following all Environmental legislation and all relevant paperwork is in place

* The person ensures that all Farm paperwork is up to date and tidy

* Flocks are visited routinely, and production monitored. The Manager must be aware of the performance traits of all flocks under their responsibility.

Health and Safety

* Ensure all accidents and near misses are investigated as required by company protocol. Risk assessments and training documents are kept up to date in all areas of their responsibility. Farm signage is current and correct

* To ensure Farm Managers are made aware of any Health and Safety issues on their Farm and to follow up

Problem traceability - standards of performance are met when:

* Disease or technical problems have been identified and appropriate action taken. Problems have been traced to identify source and findings reported to line manager. The person recommends procedures to prevent re-occurrence of problems and ensures implementation of agreed procedures.

Maintain working knowledge of industry requirements / developments - standards of performance are met when:

* Ensures that existing or new standards for performance enhancement are designed and implemented, and keeps up to date with developments within the industry or with competitors.

Flock Status Monitoring - Standards of performance are met when:

* The person arranges the vaccination timetable for flocks, and ensures that all relevant tests for salmonella and blood titres are taken at the appropriate time.

* General health checks have been carried out e.g. worm counts.

Supervision of external visitors - standards of performance are met when:

* Preparations for visits have been made as follows: agenda set, organise transport, times, meals, farms to visit, inform all relevant staff of forthcoming visits. The person escorts visitors around farms, explaining processes and procedures adopted by the company. At all times the person aims to promote the company with customers. Assistance is provided for auditors or customers who may wish to audit any breeder farm.

Personnel Duties - Standards of performance are met when:

* The manager liaises with relevant managers to determine the number of staff required in each area and authorises appropriate recruitment when required. Where necessary, the manager will administer disciplinary, grievance and dispute procedures and will handle all wage queries put to him by any member of their team. The manager ensures there is adequate holiday cover. The manager works to create a focused and inclusive working environment for all staff ensuring staff are properly trained for all duties.


* The person must ensure that farms are run in accordance with current standards laid down by 'Assured Chicken Production'.

* Ensure that farms are run in accordance with current standards as laid down by customers and that Farm Managers meet all relevant standards and requirements laid down by the APHA.


* All vaccination teams including Farm Managers should be trained and audited. The Manager should ensure that all vaccinations are completed, and the current programme followed. Ensure that blood titre levels are at the expected level

Budgets and finance

* To be aware of all Farm costs and make savings where appropriate. To focus on any overspend and reduce where possible. To use the MTech system effectively and ensure stocks and production information is being reported correctly. To be involved in the budgeting process. To work in a manner that actively seeks to reduce any negative environmental impact in relation to the processes and procedures operating within their area and across the wider business e.g. reduction of waste, recycling etc.

Job Purpose -

* To oversee parent stock during both laying and rearing period to ensure birds are managed to company standards and provide support for Company and Contract Farm Managers. To work closely with the Breeder Manager to meet targets and company and customer orders at the lowest possible cost.

If you believe that you have the relevant experience, expertise and knowledge for this position we would like to speak to you.

Hunter Global Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment / and employment business for the supply of temporary workers

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