Pullet Production Coordinator (Green Forest, Arkansas)

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

green forest, ar, usa
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 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!

Your Role:

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
  • Ensures 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 Green Forest, AR.
  • 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
  • Opportunities for career advancement based off experience and achievement in role
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day.
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations.

What’s in it for You:

  • A fast-paced, energetic, remote environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few).
  • Company-wide bonus program; when we succeed together, we celebrate together.
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1.
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts.
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town.
  • Professional development opportunities and an amazing 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 race, color, religion, gender and gender identity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable 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 careers@vitalfarms.com .