Breed to Wean Production Manager - West Central Illinois

Carthage System and Professional Swine Management - Carthage, IL


The breed to wean production manager will ensure managed farms assigned to them are meeting company goals and objectives for maximum productivity, efficiency and profitability. The breed to wean production manager is responsible for leading, managing, and developing farm managers for optimum performance while adhering to Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


  • Executes company production objectives and target goals
  • Leads the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of farms; and implements improvements in production techniques
  • Ensures all standardized programs are fully implemented at the managed farms
  • Reviews summaries and analysis of production data; and assists in the overseeing of financial performance of the farms by monitoring, budgeting, and controlling costs
  • Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)
  • Supports continuous improvement processes to ensure goals are met
  • Complies with the practices and principals of bio security
  • Counsels, leads, manages, and develops farm managers for optimum performance
  • Performs special projects and other tasks as assigned by senior management


  • B.S. degree in Animal Science or equivalent OR
  • A minimum of 5 years sow farm management experience


  • Possess a high degree of discipline, organization, and self-direction
  • Use of logic and reasoning skills to identify alternative solutions, or approaches to problems
  • Requires use of scientific rules and methods to analyze and solve complex problems
  • Requires project management, and time management skills
  • Requires strong interpersonal skills to build and foster relationships
  • Possess strong verbal, written, presentation skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, excel, Outlook)
  • Possess a strong understanding of animal behavior, toleration and willingness to perform animal husbandry tasks on a routine basis necessary


  • Ability to stand, walk, kneel, squat and be on feet for up to 10 hours per day
  • Frequent bending, reaching, pulling, lifting – occasionally lifting and pulling up to 100 lbs with assistance of another team member
  • Ability to lift up to50 lbs
  • Ability to work in noise levels that may require hearing protection in some areas
  • Ability to display a high level of respect to team members and animals
  • Willingness to travel on a daily basis (some overnight travel is required)

Job Type: Full-time


  • Sow Production Management: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)