JOB TITLE: Cattle Department Manager
REPORTS TO: Feedlot General Manager and Assistant General Manager
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
FUNCTION: Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in care and movement of livestock in Feedlot by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.
- Manages 2-3 subordinate supervisors who supervise 15-20 employees including Receivers, Doctors, Penriders and Processors. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Also directly supervises 1-2 non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Assigns workers to receive, weigh, inspect, medically treat, and transfer livestock.
- Examines livestock to determine effectiveness of disease control and collaborates with consulting veterinarian to take corrective action and rectify deficiencies.
- Observes livestock handling and issues instructions to minimize stress on livestock during transfer; ensures that no animal leaves the facility without meeting applicable withdrawals by maintaining thorough and accurate records.
- Manages department supplies inventory by researching costs, designing inventory systems, determining inventory levels, anticipating needed supplies and approving orders.
- Develops department budget; manages expenses by studying historical data, anticipating needs and researching costs.
- Sets a positive example for employees by modeling safe work practices and following safety rules and policies. Communicates critical safety information to employees by conducting regular safety training; monitors workplace for unsafe/noncompliant behavior.
- Monitors department activities to assure adherence to applicable USDA, FDA, State and Federal laws, Company policies and Company standards through open communications with team.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
- Undergraduate degree; or equivalent related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Animal husbandry skills; knowledge of cattle breeds and characteristics.
- Knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Database software.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Expected to work well in group problem solving situations, manage project team activities, manage difficult or emotional employee situations, participate in meetings, set expectations and monitor delegated activities, understand business implications of decisions, conserve organizational resources, demonstrate knowledge of EEO policy, complete administrative tasks correctly and on time, adapt to changes in the work environment, have the ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events, exhibit sound and accurate judgment, prioriti
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Job Post Date: 04/03/19