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  • Posted: Dec 4, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Daybreak Farms is a supplier of both fresh and frozen poultry products. Our value chain includes farming, providing feed from our feed mill, growing and processing broilers in our abattoirs. Our quality chicken forms an important part of many people’s daily meals.
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    Senior Manager: Breeders and Hatcheries - Bela-Bela

    Job Description

    DAYBREAK FARMS requires the services of a suitably qualified candidate to oversee and manage our Breeders and Hatcheries operations, through execution of Daybreak strategy in line with long-term sustainability. He/she will ensure the adequacy of processes and controls that ensure the continued alignment in the value chain and financial plans.

    Key Performance Areas:

    Strategy formulation and implementation

    • Drive strategy formulation and implementation
    • Maintain an up-to-date rolling facility plan

    Operational Management of Farms and Hatchery

    • Achieve high standard eggs per hen housed.
    • Achieve annual hatchability.
    • Manage breeder flocks’ production efficiencies to breed standards.
    • Conduct quarterly scientific research projects to improve production efficiencies.
    • Maintain all divisional assets in accordance with OEM recommendations.
    • Manage the 3rd party hatching eggs supplier in accordance with the signed supply contract.

    Human Resource Management

    • Determine Labour Requirements
    • Recruitment and Selection
    • Manage Industrial Relations
    • Identify Problem Areas
    • Labour Utilizations (Overtime and Absenteeism)
    • Retention of Key Staff Members
    • Manage EE Progress
    • Development of individual KPA’s
    • Discuss and Contract Standards with everyone
    • Identify skill development areas and training needs
    • Monitor performance – bi-annual appraisals, annual performance evaluation

    Administration/Financial Management

    • Budget management
    • Achieve efficiencies for broiler day-old-chicks
    • Manage operational expenditure
    • Monthly reports and Operations Information
    • Capital projects.
    • Cost management and management reports

    General Safety Management

    • Apply legislation
    • Housekeeping
    • Active role as HACCP team member
    • Bio - Security
    • Awareness program

    Risk, Governance and shareholders

    • Quarterly progress reporting on the mitigation/management of approved divisional risks
    • Implementation of internal audit risk findings and recommendations
    • Compliance with all environmental regulations
    • Clean external environmental safety audits

    Customers and stakeholders

    • Liaise with internal and external customers and stakeholders
    • Maintain good relations
    • Data-base management


    • Lead business transformation initiatives in line with approved plans

    Education & Experience:

    • Grade 12 (Matric)
    • Post graduate Honours in Animal Science
    • Finance/ Business management qualification would be an advantage.
    • Minimum 3 year in breeder management
    • Minimum 5 years in Hatchery management
    • Minimum 7 years senior management experience
    • 8-10 years’ relevant experience in.

    Method of Application

    Send your application to [email protected]

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