IVF Production Manager

Job Locations US-SD-Sioux Falls
Job ID
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Production Manager

Business Overview

ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproductive services, technologies and udder care products.  Marketing in more than 70 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941.  We are uniquely positioned as a global player with a dedicated research and development function and an international distribution network.  We breed and distribute the genes of the world’s best bulls, scientifically selecting livestock whose offspring is designed to increase the profitability of our customers who are some of the world’s biggest farmers and food producers.

Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

Role Overview

Our mission as a global animal livestock genetics leader is to be an innovative and preferred partner in emerging agriculture livestock technology focusing on animal health and welfare that provides benefits to farmers, consumers, and the environment. We are recruiting an Embryologist to lead the commercial embryo production teams in South Dakota, with key functions of coordinating the implementation of policies and procedures for successful production of bovine IVF embryos. This position will oversee both the field (ovum pick up and searching) and laboratory teams and champion a collaborative team culture. The IVF Production Manager is expected to work together with other US embryo team leaders as well as with the Genus R&D team to ensure the effective execution of cutting-edge embryo technologies that will ultimately advance livestock genetic improvement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The IVF Production Manager will lead the day-to-day operation of the field and laboratory teams, supervising the team leads for the IVF laboratory, ovum pick up, and field searcher groups.
  • The IVF Production Manager develops and oversees laboratory procedures including but not limited to maturation of oocytes, semen thawing and preparation, in vitro fertilization, in vitro culture of embryos, cryopreservation and loading fresh or frozen embryos.
  • The IVF Production Manager will serve as the subject matter expert and resource for the commercial IVF production team and educate team members.
  • The IVF Production Manager will champion a strong continuous improvement culture to ensure a positive, customer-centric experience.
  • The IVF Production Manager will analyze and present production data both internally and externally (customers) for the purposes of identify trends and establishing processes and initiatives for improvement.
  • The IVF Production Manager will work closely with the Strategic Embryo Account Manager to develop customer plans and support business development.
  • The IVF Production Manager will be a key resource for client inquiries, remaining proactive in communication and identify opportunities for optimized performance.
  • The IVF Production Manager will work together with the US Embryo Transfer Manager to analyze reproductive performance of IVF embryos and support customers plans for success.
  • The IVF Production Manager will work closely with the Reproductive Biology Director and R&D IVF Team lead to review and identify research projects relevant to commercial embryo production.
  • The IVF Production Manager will lead the achievement of forecasted production goals and play and active role in the financial budget of the field and laboratory groups.
  • The IVF Production Manager will provide knowledge and technical support to other ABS team members in the embryology and bovine reproduction fields and related areas, and provide training as necessary.
  • The IVF Production Manager, together with the R&D Commercial Liaison Embryologist, will lead the deployment of new techniques and technologies to the commercial IVF embryo program.


  • Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Biology, Veterinary Medicine, or related field required. Advanced Degree (MS or PhD) in a relevant field is beneficial.
  • Experience leading, training, and developing teams.
  • In-depth technical and scientific knowledge of bovine IVF, embryology and reproductive physiology.
  • Experience communicating with customers and key stakeholders for the purpose of consulting and result improvement
  • Advanced English skills required.
  • An in depth understanding of oocyte and pre-implantation embryo physiology, and assisted reproductive technologies.
  • Demonstrated leadership and people management skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of IVF laboratory operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to deploy SOPs and production plans to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing and presenting production data.
  • Excels at interpersonal relationships, with a positive attitude towards others.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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