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Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Product. Resource Specialist 2 (Carroll/Clear Lake/Garner or Algona area)

Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Algona, IA

Territory Managers Assistants provide ongoing production consultation and advice to ensure the company’s animals are properly cared for and provide hands-on, technical support to contract growers, independent contractors, and other production sites overseeing and managing the care of Murphy Brown pigs.

After initial training program, this position will work within a team, but have individual responsibility, for ensuring that company standard operating procedures are communicated and implemented so that the company can continue to lead in producing high-quality pork products while protecting the environment and promoting animal welfare …

 Communicate and enforce expectations based on contractual obligations and regulations

 Report monthly/quarterly on status of financial data, key performance indicators (actual vs. budget), and key projects to operations and upper management.

 Understanding underlying constraints and utilizing data according to continuous improvement standards to help our producers improve.

 Use of computerized data analysis to systematically review and understand production financial and system throughput.

 Provide production consultation to growers, independent contractors and other production sites; that creates expectations, monitors progress, and evaluates their results.

 Plans routine activities to efficiently prioritize and fulfill all essential functions at employee managed sites. (i.e.: Scheduling of routines – vaccinations, load outs, weekly schedules, including 2 week schedule)

 Perform any and all tasks of site manager job description, including load outs, load ins, vaccinations, etc. when short-staffed.

  Work with Marketing Department to ensure farms are operating at maximum capacity and assist in coordinating animal transport (placement and sales)

 Ensure sites are properly prepared for pig placement and bring start up supplies with scripts as needed

 To produce the highest quality pork while protecting the environment and promoting animal welfare; Ensure facilities are kept orderly and in proper working condition and create work orders where applicable

 Follow MB animal well-being policies and procedures including providing a physical environment that meets the animals needs, providing access to adequate water and high quality feed, providing humane treatment of the animals, providing identification and appropriate treatment of animals in need of health care and following the guidelines for euthanasia as outlined in the NPB publication, “On Farm Euthanasia of Swine – Options for the Producer”

 Working with Territory Manager, ensure that sites are in compliance with all environmental laws and procedures to which MB subscribes

 Assures manure handling policies & procedures are followed

 Read and understand the company’s emergency notification process and will be responsible for reviewing that policy at their work site

 Teach and follow all applicable Standard Operating Procedures

 Responsible for all training and continuous improvements required for the Site Manager Position

 Responsible for the supervision and development of 10 – 20 contract growers, ICs or employees

 Responsible for understanding all safety requirements of the job and for performing the job in compliance with the safety requirements

 Practices and maintains health rules and bio-security measures as outlined by company policy and the Antibiotic Policy. Regularly inspects all animals in their area for clinical signs of disease or other health related problems and ensures required medication is used correctly and in a timely manner. Communicates health status to Territory Manager

 Be in contact with Territory Manager about all happenings in the territory (good or bad) on a weekly basis

 Be able to fill out all required paper work in the territory

Job requirements

• Pre-employment drug screen

• Minimum 4 year Agriculture or Business Related Degree or equivalent in agriculture or management work experience

• Current and valid driver license with acceptable MVR

• PQA Plus certification

• Proven working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Access, Internet, and Ventra and Expert controller knowledge are preferred

• Ability to do hard physical labor

• Good communication skills (Verbal and Written)

• Team player

• Ability to follow and give instructions

• Must be available for occasional travel.

• Must be available to work nights and weekends when necessary

18 days 18 hours ago

Smithfield Foods, Inc.


Product. Resource Specialist 2 (Carroll/Clear Lake/Garner or Algona area) Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Algona, IA, United States


Location: Algona, IA

Company Profile:
From our small town beginning in Smithfield, Virginia, Smithfield Foods has grown into a global food company with a presence in 12 countries. Regardless of the size and scope of our business, we always conduct ourselves with respect for our animals, communities, customers, employees and the environment. Our philosophy has served us well and we are committed to providing Good food. Responsibly.® so you can confidently share great meals and memories with family and friends.