Research & Development Operations Manager (50481)
?The Maschhoffs, the largest family-owned hog production network in North America, is seeking a Research & Development Operations Manager to join the team. The primary responsibility of the Operations Manager is the biological and financial performance of a large-scale Commercial Research Center as well as the quality of the research studies conducted within the facility.? This position will require daily execution of the Wean-to-Market production protocols, R & D Quality Management System, and the Research Study Protocols within the facility.? A successful Operations Manager will develop working knowledge of the production system and financial drivers to assist in daily decision-making skills.? The person in this position will be most effective by collaborating with different teams within R & D, and other business units.? Most importantly, providing leadership for recruitment, coaching, and development of human capital within the facility and area will be essential to success in this position..?Responsibilities:?Oversee Research and Development Operations execution at a large-scale commercial research center (~8,000 pigs) in congruence with WTM Production Protocols and the R & D QMS.Drive biological pig performance by executing and coaching direct reports on a daily SOP.? The SOP includes but is not limited to:Individual pig careFeed and water system managementVentilation requirementsAnimal handlingResponsible for planning and execution of site logistics for all pig and feed movements.Collaborate with internal and external Research staff in execution of daily and routine research tasks.Execution of on-farm technology evaluations and on-farm process improvementResponder to alarms that can occur any time of day or nightRoutine weekend responsibilities (every other weekend) for the execution of the daily SOP.Develop and implement a recruitment plan to create a talent pipeline within the area of the facility.Execution and assistance in the hiring process.Execution of onboarding programs with the objective of creating a learning environment allowing employees to accelerate both professionally and personally.Utilize internal performance management tools to set goals, hold accountability, and coach behaviors of direct reports.Efficiently utilize human capital within the facility to drive superior biological and financial performance.Work collaboratively with internal and external maintenance staff and vendors to ensure the Technology Center is maintained and repaired as needed.Work collaboratively with internal Research staff to maintain and validate research equipment.Maintain cleanliness of the facility (inside and outside, laundry, office, etc.)Maintain financial and biological performance of the facility within the top 25 % of the company.Accountable for the P & L of the facility, including managing the site inventory and operating expenses.Ensure responsible use of company resources within an operating budget.?Requirements:?Education: Minimum of Associates Degree in Animal Science, Agricultural Business, or a related field.? Bachelor degree preferred or equivalent work experience.????????? ??Experience:? 2 years management experience with 1-3 years experience in either swine management or applied commercial swine researchKnowledge, Skills and Abilities?Pig biologyComputer operationsMicrosoft Office operationQuality management systemsStandard work implementationHuman capital management??? ?Skill in:Swine husbandry (includes individual pig care, feed and system management, and ventilation requirements)Verbal and written communicationBiological and financial awareness concerning animal production systemsPeople management, leadership, and planning skillsCritical thinking and informed decision making??? ?Ability to:Work on hard floors, stand for extended periods of time, and lift at least 50 lbs.Oversee information and human resource managementWork both independently and collaborativelyWork within an ambiguous environment at timesCommunicate in a fashion that results in efficient, accurate execution to both internal and external business unitsWork with allied and internal partnerships in a professional, courteous mannerMaintain confidentialityListen and accept coaching from peers and managersAttention to detail?? ??? ?The Maschhoffs offers competitive wages and an exceptional benefits package.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer?Apply for this job.