Hatchery Manager

Full Time

Hatchery Manager
Yalelo Ltd seeks to hire an experienced and qualified Hatchery Manager who will be responsible for overseeing the sustainable expansion of a cutting-edge hatchery operation, unparalleled amongst peer organizations in the sector. This position is a key role at our Production site and the right -fit candidate will lead a diverse, multi-disciplinary team towards achieving exacting targets for fish production.
The role will be primarily based in Siavonga, Zambia.
The Right Fit candidate will:

Build and motivate a high-performance team.
Grow the production of fingerlings using high-density production techniques – closely monitoring, tracking, and fine-tuning fish life cycle and growth rates.
Oversee hatchery operations including fish care and transfers, breeding, feeding, pond maintenance and stewardship of other hatchery equipment.
Develop production plans, budgets, and timelines according to production specifications, monitoring monthly and yearly key performance indicators.
Maintain oversight and linkages to planning projects (CapEx and OpEx).
Coordinate hatchery operations with other departments to ensure smooth running of production activies.
Ensure vital sign checks and communication of production performance to key stake holders.
Perform analysis of data through inter-linked production systems to track production plans and draw performance insights
Ensure high standards of sanitation and cleanliness essential to the effective control of risk factors under intensive culture operations.
Develop and implement management plans to reduce the risks from pests, predators, and diseases with emphasis on disease prevention measures, throughout the hatchery facility.

The Hatchery Manager Must Have:

The people management skills to successfully manage a large team
Good coaching and knowledge transfer skills
An efficiency focused mindset
Strong problem-solving skills
Very sound understanding of water quality management in a pond-based system
Strong filter – able to work under pressure.
Comfortable working on a farm and working unsocial hours.

Qualifications Requirements for the Hatchery Manager are:

Bachelor’s/advanced degree in Aquaculture or related field.
Five (5) years managerial experience in a similar role.
Advanced Excel and data management skills
Experience working with Aqua Manager will provide an added advantage

If this, is YOU, we would like to hear from you today!!!