Eye Closing Date: 2023-01-31 Ref: PILQD764294
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 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.
Delivering business success through our people
We have an exciting new opportunity for a Manager to oversee our grower farms fields team currently totaling 3 people, based in the North who cover the area of Yorkshire, Humberside, Lincolnshire and part of the Midlands.
The key objectives of this role are to provide leadership and support to the team in the delivery of high pig health/welfare and production standards on our agistor farms. In addition, supporting the team and our farmers to meet targets on physical performance including FCR, mortality, growth rate and slaughter weights through the delivery of our operational excellence programme. Influencing best practice and sharing learnings across the agricultural business with colleagues including those from the veterinary, breeding, technical and farm compliance will be key in contributing to a culture of collaboration and high performance.
You will also represent the business externally with customers and other stakeholders including promoting the opportunities of becoming a BQP producer and working with associated teams in relation to maximizing pig health and welfare.
Based from home and ideally in the geographical area of responsibility, the successful candidate will have previous experience of leadership with the ability to influence change and collaborate to achieve operational excellence. In addition, they must 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 the Grower Fields team and our farmers in this area.
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
Competitive holiday entitlement
Wellbeing programme & Learning opportunities
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.