Career Opportunities

About Choice Genetics

Choice Genetics is a global pig genetics company and part of Groupe Grimaud, a major multi-species animal company. Choice Genetics has subsidiaries in France, Germany, Poland, the USA, Brazil, Vietnam and China and its breeding stock is marketed in more than 36 countries. Choice Genetics employs value-driven innovations that emphasize unique phenotypic traits, increasing the accuracy of the breeding values.

R&D Intern

Major Purpose:

Location: West Des Moines, IA

Are you looking for an exciting global opportunity? Would you like to gain career experience to further enhance your educational background? Choice Genetics is seeking an intern to work closely with our R&D team. Said intern will assist with day-to-day activities and support R&D personnel while performing a variety of tasks related to the evaluation of our unique product lines. Candidates must be resourceful, able to think critically, and serve as an advocate for Choice Genetics.

Detailed Descriptions:

    1. Aid in the analysis and interpretation of pertinent research data accumulated at our nucleus farm(s).
    2. Participate in the capture and dissemination of information collected at nucleus and commercial facilities.
    3. Evaluate candidate sires and dams when off-tested at the research finisher(s).
    4. Partake in multiple benchmarking trials conducted in conjunction with land grant institutions.
    5. Assist in the evaluation of paternal and maternal product lines at federally inspected packing facilities.

 

Requirements:

Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Ability to work independently with minimal direction

Willingness to collaborate with multiple team members

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

 

Details of Internship:

Internships shall run for 12 weeks, May 18, 2020 – August 7, 2020

Candidates will need to secure their own housing for the summer of 2020

All intern positions are paid, based at our office in West Des Moines, IA

Application deadline is December 2, 2019

Send resume to hr@choice-genetics.com, or call 515-225-9420.

Production Intern

Major Purpose:

Location: West Des Moines, IA

Are you looking for an exciting development opportunity? Would you like to gain career experience to leverage your educational background? Choice Genetics is seeking an intern to work closely with the Production team. This position will gain hands-on experience to learn all facets of the day to day operations at the Bell Site, including all areas of production, genetics, multiplication, sow breeding, farrowing, health strategies, nursery and finishing, leaving this position with invaluable skills and industry knowledge. This candidate must have the ability to multitask, as well as be an advocate for Choice Genetics, policies, and procedures. Special projects as appropriate will also be part of the experience.

Detailed Descriptions:

  1. Assist with production training
  2. Assist in all phases of production
  3. Daily Care, pig health
  4. Learn the practices and principals of biosecurity
  5. Gain experience with animal husbandry and handling
  6. Assists with other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

Ability to work independently with minimal direction.

Ability to collaborate with team members.

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Professional and ready to learn attitude.

Background in Agriculture is a plus, but not required.

 

Details of Internship:

Internships typically run for 12 weeks, May 18, 2020-August 7, 2020.

Candidates will need to secure own housing for summer

All intern positions are paid, based at our office in West Des Moines, IA.

Application deadline is December 2, 2019

Send resume to hr@choice-genetics.com, or call 515-225-9420.

Sales Support Intern

Major Purpose:

Location: West Des Moines, IA

Are you looking for an exciting development opportunity? Would you like to gain career experience to leverage your educational background? Choice Genetics is seeking an intern to work closely with the Sales team. This position will assist with day-to-day activities and support the Sales team personnel and perform a variety of administrative, planning, and sales support tasks. We need an intern who is efficient and comfortable being a member of a team. This candidate needs to be resourceful, a good problem solver and organized. They must have the ability to multitask, as well as be an advocate for Choice Genetics, policies, and procedures. Special projects as appropriate will also be part of the experience.

Detailed Descriptions:

  1. Assist and help coordinate domestic sales and purchases.
  2. Learn the practices of weekly production records and availability of products.
  3. Provide general administrative support where needed including answering multi-line phone system and greeting all visitors.
  4. Gain experience in contract processes and database management, including contract assembly from templates, obtaining signatures and linking to the database.
  5. Assist with the CRM database.
  6. Assist with special projects for the Finance and Sales/Marketing team and any other department that may need assistance.
  7. Provide support to National Account Manager for swine sales.

 

Requirements:

Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Ability to work independently with minimal direction.

Ability to collaborate with team members.

Excellent customer service and communication skills with clients and vendors.

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Professional and ready to learn attitude.

Background in Agriculture is a plus, but not required.

 

Details of Internship:

Internships typically run for 12 weeks, May 18, 2020-August 7, 2020.

Candidates will need to secure own housing for summer

All intern positions are paid, based at our office in West Des Moines, IA.

Application deadline is December 2, 2019

Send resume to hr@choice-genetics.com, or call 515-225-9420.

Finance/Accounting Intern

Major Purpose:

Location: West Des Moines, IA

Are you looking for an exciting development opportunity? Would you like to gain career experience to leverage your educational background? Choice Genetics is seeking an intern to work closely with the Finance/Accounting team. This position will assist with day-to-day activities and support Choice accounting personnel. We need an intern with leadership qualities and the attention to detail necessary to ensure accurate reporting in all areas and be an advocate for Choice Genetics, policies, and procedures. Special projects as appropriate will also be part of the experience.

Detailed Descriptions:

  1. Assist with generating GSA reports
  2. Assist accounting team with month-end tasks
  3. Preparing bill backs for Tech Services recharge
  4. Assisting with global bill backs and recharge
  5. Producing Genetics reconciliations
  6. Special project design and completion

 

Requirements:

Pursuing a 2- or 4- year degree in Accounting or Finance

Demonstrate strong academic success.

Ability to learn new technologies and work within a team environment

Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally.

Familiarity with MS Excel, Sage Mass 100, and Docuware Systems, is a plus but not required

 

Details of Internship:

Internships typically run for 12 weeks, May 18, 2020-August 7, 2020.

Candidates will need to secure own housing for summer

All intern positions are paid, based at our office in West Des Moines, IA.

Application deadline is December 2, 2019

Send resume to hr@choice-genetics.com, or call 515-225-9420.