Live OperationsHybrid Remote, Oakville, Iowa Columbus, United States


Position at JBS USA

Job Title: Grow/Finish Field Manager  
Department/Location of Position: Iowa—Northeast Iowa servicing locations in the Manchester, Cedar Falls and Ames & Marshalltown area. 
Summary of Position:   This Field Manager Position will work directly with a designated group of contract pork producers to assist them in trouble shooting problem areas and provide solutions for improving production. A Field manager manages ~20 producer sites consisting of 50,000-75,000 spaces.  You will also help manage customer relationships as well as provide documentation of on farm reports. You will work with your Regional Production Manager and veterinarian to arrive at solutions and make decisions that will impact your area and your business unit profitability.  Through farm visits, producer meetings and information sharing, you will aid the producers in finding the most successful ways of maximizing market hog production on their farm.  In addition, the service person/field manager helps manage the producer relationship and assist in contract renewals. 
Essential Functions: 
(Order of essential functions does not indicate importance of function) 
  •  80% - Producer training, troubleshooting, health management and cost management on farms. Auditing facility, Animal Welfare and environmental compliance and work to help producer meet compliance by offering solutions
  • 20% - Contract administration duties, pay requests, med/vet ordering, and production meetings
  1. Coaching, training, and developing new farm managers
  2. Animal Welfare and environmental compliance by offering solutions
  3. Med/vet supply ordering
  4. Bio-Security compliance and action planning
  5. Assists in controlling costs associated with feed, supplies, and labor
  6. Maintains accurate number integrity for record keeping
  7. Makes recommendations for operational improvements 
  8. Complete all necessary testing requirements for health/biosecurity
  9. Any other duties assigned by the Regional Production Manager
Success Factors: 
  • Able to react to a work environment that will change day to day as unexpected things occur in the production system.
  • Able to work with people in such a manner to build high morale, create positive energy, and focused commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Ability to influence contractors to follow established SOP’s and meet established goals and standards through clear communications and regular on-farm interactions.
  • Self-motivated and able to organize and prioritize tasks.
Job Qualifications: 
  • BS/BA degree in related field or 5 years’ equivalent experience in pork production
  • Computer knowledge in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook 
  • Occasional overnight travel - 15%
  • Ability to motivate and inspire people to achieve high goals
  • Possess Problem Solving Techniques
  • Demonstrates knowledge of overall business strategy and operations
  • Demonstrates written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to bend, push, pull, twist, and lift approximately 60+lbs 
Working Conditions: 
  • Ability to work with all office equipment is required.
  • Ability to travel regularly, including overnight as required.
  • Animal confinement conditions
  • Extended hours are required as needed.