Position Announcement: Director of Health & Biosecurity

September 11, 2014 – Genesus Inc. Genesus seeks a Director of Health and Biosecurity to lead the Genesus Health and Biosecurity program and be responsible for its implementation and maintenance throughout North America. The position reports to President-CEO. The location of the position is ideally Manitoba, but could be negotiable.

Qualifications and Experience


  • DVM degree from an accredited veterinary college with the ability to practice in Canada.
  • An understanding of pork production systems and population medicine.
  • Experience with swine disease diagnostics.
  • Is a team player, is a self starter capable of working for periods of time in the field with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Willing to travel both domestically and internationally.


  • Knowledge of North American animal movement and transportation regulations.
  • Ability to work with large pork producers.
  • Experience of working in a multi country environment and awareness of differing cultures and behaviors.


  • Implement and maintain the Genesus Health and Biosecurity Program for Genesus nucleus, multiplication and Genesus customers, including but not limited to:
  1. Oversee and monitor the health program for Genesus owned and contract nucleus and multiplication, including health inspections for export accreditation.
  2. Provide all health status information concerning product sources to customers in a timely manner.
  3. Establish effective professional relationships with customers’ veterinarians and key production personnel to enable Genesus account plan objectives.
  4. Perform health and biosecurity audits of the Genesus multiplication pyramid.
  5. Manage health issues associated with exports to facilitate global dissemination of Genesus genes.
  6. Organize and participate in meetings with customers, and customer veterinarians.
  7. Facilitate good relationships with government health officials around the world.
  • Remain current in area of responsibility through establishing a network of industry & academic contacts, studying literature and attending scientific/industry meetings.
  • Assist in applied research and development of novel health technologies.
  • Hold confidential all product and program proprietary knowledge.


Note: This role description may not be all-inclusive.

Interested candidates should submit their resume to jimlong@genesus.com 866-436-3787


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