Business Partnership Manage the production of technical communications and training materials for Aviagen’s global technical team and client base. Provide vision and promote the appropriate collaboration with other functions to establish high credibility for all technical communications. Specifically, this role to lead and manage: Create technical communications such as technical manuals, videos, bulletins, posters, apps and training materials. Link with creative development of software tools designed to enhance decision making in applied poultry science Routine engagement with Regional Technical Managers to define requirements for technical communications, support and training Prioritize needs for poultry management related technical development research projects Balance the need for clear, consistent and concise information with allowing for clearly explainable regional differences where necessary. Identify and share best practices across all business locations Recognized as an expert for emerging poultry management information and technologies
Processes and Metrics Ensure Technical Transfer team develops, distributes and maintains technical communications necessary to support our client base in a timely manner. This includes but is not limited to: Relevant technical communications for client access. Curriculum and oversight of Technical Transfer schools. Required Technical Systems e-Tools for applied poultry science.
Leadership Partner across business functions to recruit, mentor, and retain qualified team members. Actively engage in day to day coaching with Global Technical Transfer team Set appropriate measurable goals to establish performance expectations Hold team members accountable for results Recognize and reward performance as well as addressing issues and lack of results Exercise prudent fiscal responsibility Promote team work
Staff Management - Yes Financial Management - Yes
Competencies & Skills
Oral and Written Communication
Microsoft Office suite
Statistical Software (e.g. SAS JMP or equivalent)
30-40% with heavy international travel
Confidently and accurately understand cause & affect relationships in poultry production.
Must be able to balance respect for current practices with the technical confidence to challenge the status quo.
Creation and productions of technical communications
Applied knowledge of the poultry industry in either a commercial or operational role or as an external partner through organizations such as university extensions
Background in Poultry Science research - demonstrating data analysis and interpretation of results.
Leadership of technical professions with documented results showing excellence in executing technical advisory programs
Frequent international travel to support business needs
Clear and accurate verbal and written communication in English
Practical experience providing technical guidance to clients
Education and training of technical service personnel and clients about applied poultry science and relevant technologies
Demonstrated passion for active involvement in development of software technology
English – Advanced Oral and Written skills
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Aviagen is the world’s leading poultry breeding company developing pure breeding stock lines for the production of commercial broiler chickens. Through the years, we’ve grown to become a multinational company with multiple poultry brands. The company headquarters are in Huntsville, Alabama, US, with a number of wholly owned operations across the United Kingdom, Europe, Turkey, Latin America, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the US, and joint ventures in Asia. We employ more than 4,900 culturally and linguistically diverse people and have a distribution network serving customers in more than 100 countries. Our success lies in our commitment to our customers around the globe.
As an R&D-driven company, Aviagen invests more than 10 percent of revenue annually in our balanced breeding program and have pioneered a long list of industry firsts that have supported the success of our customers and their businesses, and championed poultry health and welfare worldwide.
Our vision is to play a leading role in feeding future generations by providing quality breeding stock to produce a healthy and sustainable source of protein.