Operations Management (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Natchitoches, Louisiana


Position at Pilgrim's

Breeder/Hatchery Manager

GENERAL SUMMARY: This position directs and coordinates breeder/hatchery operations to ensure the delivery of a quality product.  Duties include scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of work as a Manager (or equivalent). Direct reports include Breeder Service Techs, Hatchery Manager and Pullet Vaccination Crew Supervisor. Has approval authority of personnel actions such as hiring, terminations, and disciplinary actions.  


  • Directs the day-to-day breeder operations to ensure the required quantity and quality of hatch eggs are available for hatcheries.
  • Implements and monitors all pullet and breeder production programs. Ensures the training and development of all pullet and breeder flock supervisors.
  • Provides communication and direction for all contract pullet and breeder producers.
  • Provides communication and direction to Hatchery Mgr. for the optimum hatch of quality chicks.
  • Monitors the development of all contract pullet and breeder producers as well as the development of the pullet placements, moves, vaccinations, and sales to ensure proper hatch egg numbers.
  • Provides performance and cost numbers to accounting and upper management.
  • Monitors pullet and breeder flock health and adherence to blood testing procedures.
  • Monitors and promotes driver safety with all service people.  


  • 5 years of management experience in a directly related field.
  • 5 years of directly related experience in poultry grow-out operations.
  • Computer skills to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel,   Outlook).  SAP experience preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external partners.
  • Must be able to work varying shifts, holidays and weekends as needed.


High School Diploma/GED required.  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred.