Associate Director of Finishing

Location: Carthage, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $80,000.00 - $95,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 2/12/2018
Job ID: 02569182
Job Description
Associate Director of Finishing is responsible for the financial and production responsibilities of the finishing system, including production flows and feeding protocols.  Also responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction, both internally and externally, through coordinated processes.
  • Coordinates & leads the finishing teams to ensure assigned tasks are completed
  • Organizes marketing with logistics and production team
  • Coordinates gilt sales and organizes quality control of replacement gilts
  • Marks pigs to optimize weights to individual packers in the system
  • Regularly communicates with health team to insure the proper health of the system
  • Regularly communicates with the nutritional team and implements feed protocols to company standards
  • Organizes maintenance issues of company owned facilities as well as communicates with production partners problems with their facilities
  • Organizes regular meetings for production team and health providers
  • Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures, & practices and principals of bio security to safeguard the life and health of the animals
  • Reviews financials and close outs with owners
  • Researches and makes recommendations to ensure the company is on the leading edge of production and profit
  • Monitors and audits department inventories, reports, and forms
  • Develops, plans, balances, and maintains the managed farm delivery schedules
  • Maintains continuous communications with transportation companies, company management, managed farm owners, wean pig agreement holders, farm and support staff, and veterinarians
  • Prepares and distributes delivery documents for shipments: including health certificates, driving directions, and contact information for all shipments as required
  • Develops and distributes weekly transportation schedules, cull sow and truck wash schedules
  • Maintains and develops positive business relationships internally and externally and attends meetings
  • Analyzes the cost effectiveness of transportation companies
  • Manages transportation bid process as needed or directed by farm owners from initial bid process through contract
  • Serves as an advisor/trainer for the Truckers Quality Assurance Program (TQA)
  • Ensures transportation companies are following company established SOPs
  • Forecasts and analyzes current and extended wean pig projections utilizing records software program
  • Works closely with finishing managers and contract growers to maintain accurate records of weekly inventories, mortality and animal movements for entry into the accounting database
  • Inputs data of inventories, mortality, start dates, group IDs, etc for the managed finishing system into the accounting program
  • Coordinates and schedules all animal phase movement dates and projected production to contract growers, transportation companies, and finishing production managers
  • Maintains, coordinates, and communicates all gilt sales and slaughter loads from the finishing system
Strong leadership and project management skills is required; finishing management financial experience required.  Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail, intermediate computer literacy (Microsoft Office).
  • Bachelor degree in Ag business or a related field AND
  • 1-2 years' experience in logistics, transportation, or supply chain management AND
  • Minimum of 1 year supervisory or leadership capacity AND
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience in wean to finish management with financial responsibilities OR
  • Similar combination or education and experience