Eye Closing Date: 2021-03-08 Ref: NTXSS539093
BQP is the largest pig producer in the UK working with over 350 partnership farmers to supply high welfare, quality pork products to premium markets. Part of Pilgrim’s Pride Ltd, we are a totally integrated business and are proud of our ‘farm to fork’ approach. The Agricultural team based at Stradbroke in Suffolk is made up of our team of vets, fields staff, technical and support staff working together to ensure that our supply chain from beginning to end operates within the highest standards of welfare, quality and efficiency.
We are currently looking to recruit an Agricultural Relationship and Quality Fields Person to join our Supply Chain team and work collaboratively with our independent farmers who supply Pilgrim’s.
The key objectives of this role include building relationships and working closely with farmers to ensure relevant standards, including Health & Safety and worker welfare are met.
In addition, supporting the farmer to meet targets on physical performance including FCR, mortality, growth rate and slaughter weights as well as planning/forecasting of pig numbers both into farms and abattoir.
The role will include liaison and leading on quality of piglet and store movements to independent farmers including auditing to the company’s ODB standards and customer requirements.
Promoting and utilising the company recording and monitoring systems to best effect efficient production and ensure good information flow between the farmers and ourselves
A split between field base and office, ideally in the Stradbroke area the successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of practical pig production, demonstrate excellent communication skills and have confidence to work on their own initiative, providing exceptional support to our farmers and the Supply Chain Development team.
What We bring to the table
As an international organisation, we pride ourselves in creating high quality food and exceed many recognised industry standards, particularly in high animal welfare.
We care about our people and offer an excellent package including:
• Life insurance and pension to all of our employees
• Wellbeing programme, including mini health MOT’s
• Learning opportunities
• Competitive holiday entitlement
• Discounts on retail, food, cinema, travel and much more
If you are passionate about the highest standards of pig welfare and want to be part of a leading agricultural business this role may be for you.