Pig Farm Manager (Outdoor)

Pig Farm Manager (Outdoor)

Job Type : Permanent, Full Time

Salary : £25000 – £27000/annum

Due to company growth we have two new opportunities for experienced farm unit managers to be based in the Angus area. 

As unit manager you will be responsible for a team of five who will look after the health and welfare of a commercial breeding herd using the directions and standards set out by the company.

Key responsibilities:

Organise the unit’s daily routines in accordance with the procedure manual including feeding, bedding and day to day care of the livestock

Co-ordinate, supervise and manage performance of the unit team

Development and training of the unit staff

Ensure the accurate completion of all relevant records (including the agrosoft system) and their timely return to the agricultural office as required

In conjunction with the area manager, take responsibility for the maintenance of bio security in order to protect the health of the herd

Implement and manage all vaccination and medication programmes

Monitor the health of the livestock in your care

Responsible for ensuring the unit has an adequate supply of feed, straw and artificial insemination (AI) on a weekly basis, as well as a maintained and effective water system

Be aware of the herd’s production targets, and to work towards achieving them

Responsible for health and safety standards on the unit

Co-operate with management in the implementation of health and safety procedures, and actively promote a positive health and safety culture

Skills, qualifications and experience:

Previous experience in a similar role is essential

Relevant formal qualification or experience in agriculture, ideally within farmed livestock production

Proven leadership, coaching and management experience and be able to demonstrate people and performance experience

Excellent communication and team working skills

Good negotiation skills

Knowledge of IT systems

Determined and resilient, with the drive to complete tasks

Ability to plan workloads and make difficult decisions

Proactive health and safety is a prerequisite to employment at Karro Foods. All roles have a responsibility to demonstrate commitment to the companies’ health and safety goals, and as such it forms an essential component of all job descriptions, at all levels.

Benefits include:

Competitive salary

33 days holiday per year (including public holidays)

Competitive contributory pension

Life assurance scheme funded by Karro

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked pork products with c. 4,500 employees over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally. We have full production chain visibility and our pork is eaten by millions of consumers every year.

Karro is part of the Eight Fifty Group which with the acquisitions of Youngs and Greenland Seafood is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses, with sites across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and France and sales of circa £1.9 billion

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