Hatchery Manager - SD, USA

Job description

As the Hatchery Manager at our new facility in Beresford, South Dakota you will have the operational responsibility of this commercial hatchery to ensure performance is at the highest possible level resulting in superior quality poults being delivered to our customers.  Your adept level of planning and organization along with efficient time management will be necessary to handle potential issues with fertility and hatchability.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills will enable you to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the operations team.  Bringing a high level of commitment to thoroughly understanding Hybrid products will lead to your success in this role.

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • Responsible for planning and organizing day-to-day operations of the hatchery
  • Responsible for the incubation process including setting, hatching and the overall poult quality
  • Plan execution of the delivery of our product
  • Identify potential problems of fertility, hatchability and report as required
  • Prepare and deliver the annual budget
  • Management of staff including training of new staff
  • Handle employee issues and discipline when necessary
  • Ensure the ongoing commitment of the quality programs
  • Ensure all Hybrid biosecurity, safety, quality and animal welfare procedures are strictly adhered to

Your profile

  • Experience in animal or food production and an overall knowledge of the operations of a hatchery with Incubation and Hatching expertise       
  • 3+ years general management experience 
  • A general Bachelor’s degree, Community College diploma and Incubation courses  
  • Demonstrated efficient time management skills 
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and make decisions
  • Supervision and training of staff
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships  

What we offer you

In our world, passionate people are making a difference and helping to produce safe, nutritious food. At Hendrix Genetics you will have the opportunity to apply your education, skills and knowledge to help solve real problems in a constantly evolving, fast paced business environment. We value your collaborative approach, creativity and initiative as part our global team of more than 2800 people working in different locations around the world. You will work with some of the very best and brightest people in their field as we do our part to help feed a hungry planet.

You will work in an environment based on respect, trust and recognition. You will have the opportunity to shape your own career by working locally or internationally with colleagues from around the globe. We believe in your personal development and provide  on the job training, continuing education, industry programs and challenging work. There is continuous focus on programs to ensure the company’s organizational, intercultural, management and industry leadership.

We truly believe in Better Breeding Today. Brighter Life Tomorrow.

If you feel that your personal skills and experience match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your cover letter, together with a Curriculum Vitae.

This job is located in Beresford, South Dakota, USA

How to Apply:  If you have questions about this recruitment please contact Barbara Novosad at 519-578-2740  ext 245.  Please send your cover letter and resume by email:  recruit.usa@hendrix-genetics.com

About Hendrix-Genetics

We are a leading multi-species breeding company with primary activities in layer, turkey, pig, aquaculture and traditional poultry breeding, dedicated to generating solutions for the animal protein sector that meet the challenges of food production.

Over many years, the family-owned company has accumulated expertise and resources and leveraged its roots in farming to develop the relevant, high quality breeding solutions that it offers today. Hendrix Genetics provides expertise and resources to producers globally, with operations and joint ventures in 24 countries, and more than 2800 employees worldwide.

Thijs Hendrix, Président: “Our common history and shared values create a platform with a new horizon that will enable us to further focus on growth opportunities in animal breeding and life sciences. We embrace our past to catch the future.”

To fulfil our mission and to realize our full potential, Hendrix Genetics is inspired to be the global leader in animal breeding. With this goal in mind, Hendrix Genetics has developed a strategy founded on strengthening four key pillars of its business: Value Creation, Collaboration, Innovation and Sustainability.


The Business Unit Turkeys develops products that consistently meet and exceed the expectations of our clients around the globe. With roughly half of the world's turkey genetics, we are a global leader. Discover more on the Business Unit Turkeys on our website www.hendrix-genetics.com