Director of R&D, BU Turkeys

  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Mid-Senior level
  • MS/MSc, MA
  • R&D


Your Role

The Director of R&D, BU Turkeys is responsible for managing the overall activities of the R&D department and pedigree operations. In this role, the Director will ensure the development, implementation, and management of the breeding program for all genetic lines. This position is part of the BU Management team and will lead the Product Development Team in overall strategy and targets. 


Your Profile

  • You have a degree in Animal Science/Animal Breeding
  • Minimum of 5 years' relevant R&D experience (with a preference for poultry experience)
  • You are an experienced leader of people and are passionate about animal breeding and genetics

About Us

Hendrix Genetics is a multi-species animal breeding, genetics and technology company that is passionate about animal breeding. We have breeding programs in laying hens, turkeys, traditional poultry, swine, salmon, shrimp and trout. 

We look for innovative, sustainable solutions, together with the entire animal protein value chain. At the start of the chain, we have an influence on the outcome. For us, better breeding today, means a brighter life tomorrow. As a Hendrix Genetics employee, you will join us on mission to feed the world.

Your values are ideas and beliefs that shape you and guide your choices in life. A company can also have its own set of values, called company values. Hendrix Genetics’ company values are there to help you feel empowered in your role and give you a sense of connection to our place in the world. We strive for excellence, ensure everyone wins and go the extra mile every day.

We believe that diverse teams brings a wealth of perspectives, ideas and experiences to the table. Diversity at our company means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths.

What We Can Offer You

Our people are of utmost importance to us. You will work in an environment based on respect, trust and recognition. You will have the opportunity to shape your own career by working locally or internationally with colleagues from around the globe. We believe in your personal development and provide on the job training, continuing education, industry programs and challenging work. We also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages with regular reviews of total compensation.

We also ensure that all employees have the opportunity to contribute to a sustainable future. Hendrix Genetics has recognized for a long time that there is far more than just efficiency to consider in producing food. What we do today has an impact on the future. Not just our own future, but that of generations to come.

We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation with regular salary reviews
  • Group benefits including RRSP (5% company contribution)
  • Friendly and collaborative work environment

Apply Today

If you are interested in taking on a new challenge and joining our organization, submit your CV directly to this page. We look forward to exploring this opportunity with you!