Pullet Production Coordinator (Sedalia, MO)

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Sedalia, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Reporting to the Senior Pullet Production Manager, as a Coordinator, you will take care of the youngest and fluffiest of our girls. Spending your days visiting our pullet farms ensuring the birds are healthy and growing, reviewing feed consumption, uniformity and recording number of hours of light. You will communicate every detail about how our girls are doing in the incredibly important first weeks of life.

What You'll do

  • Become an expert on the Vital Farms Mission & Certified Humane standards
  • Ensure that Certified Humane Animal Welfare standards are maintained
  • Maintain a structured pullet farm visit schedule and provide coaching and support to our farmers
  • Flawlessly manage chick deliveries to our pullet farms by being present for each delivery to ensure accuracy in order and optimal condition of all birds
  • Monitor bird health and work closely with pullet companies to address any health challenges
  • Monitor environmental conditions at pullet houses and report any issues
  • Monitor ammonia levels and report any issues
  • Monitor weight and uniformity of pullets, weighing flock at key milestones
  • Check 8-week and 12-week vaccinations
  • Accurately record all pullet data and monitor for trends
  • Report any potential shortages or good grow outs
  • Communicate how pullet flocks are performing to grower support
  • Ensure that all paperwork and protocols are completed and adhered to.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor's degree in animal science, Business or Agriculture Management or equivalent work experience preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience working in animal production required
  • Candidate must be located within a commutable distance of Sedalia, Missouri
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency using all Microsoft applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Personal commitment to ensuring all milestones are met on time
  • Ability to manage multiple, time sensitive, priorities and deadlines at one time
  • Creative problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to frequently travel across your territory and to business sites as needed for training and meetings

What’s in it for You:

  • Be part of a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table
  • Work in a Mission-focused environment alongside passionate colleagues
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Companywide bonus program
  • Generous retirement contributions
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts
  • Fun team SWAG
  • Learning and Development team dedicated to your growth

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!
In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.
To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other status protected by law.
Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .