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About the company

Consumer-centric supplier of poultry products.


Senior Manager: Breeders and Hatcheries


Worthing, Bela-Bela





Job Grade

D Upper

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.
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