Position

Frozen Semen Storage and Distribution Manager

Location

Chesapeake City, Maryland

Status

Filled

Description

Select Breeders Service, Inc. (SBS) is seeking to hire an energetic and motivated individual to join the team of professionals at our Maryland based equine reproductive technology company. With our network of 23 Affiliated Laboratories located throughout the world, SBS is the leading provider of equine semen freezing, storage and distribution services. Our Maryland facility maintains an equine sperm bank of more than 34,000 doses of frozen semen. In addition to providing semen collection, evaluation and cryopreservation services to stallion owners, SBS-Maryland is the central laboratory for all US based labs and is responsible for media production, quality control, training and technical support of Affiliate personnel. For more information on Select Breeders Service and the International Network of Affiliated Laboratories please visit our website at www.selectbreeders.com.

This is an entry level position, but after training is completed the individual will take over responsibility for managing our frozen semen storage and distribution program. The individual will also provide assistance to senior technicians in the laboratory with semen collection, extender production and general laboratory maintenance. Additional duties will include office administration functions and customer service, inventory management and supply ordering.

The ideal candidate is organized, self directed, detail oriented, flexible and a person who works well with others in a small “team” atmosphere. Communication skills are vitally important as the individual will liaise with stallion and mare owners (in the USA and abroad) about their frozen semen shipments, affiliate member regarding their extender and supply orders, in addition to sales representatives and vendors.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not limited to the following:

  • General Laboratory Maintenance
    • Lab setup, cleaning and restocking
    • Assist with preparation of SOP manuals
  • Assist with semen collections and processing procedures for cooled shipment and cryopreservation
  • Manage laboratory inventory of supplies, maintain supply and vendor lists and complete purchase orders
  • Point person for frozen semen storage and distribution
    • Maintain liquid nitrogen storage tanks and vapor shippers
    • Manage frozen semen inventory movements, adjustments and reporting
    • Receive and prepare domestic frozen semen shipment requests
    • Receive, inventory and transfer incoming semen into storage
    • Assist Export Manager with International Shipments as required
  • Office Administration
    • Filing and record keeping
    • Customer service
    • Assist with preparation of quarterly storage billing

Skills Required

  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft office programs 
  • Will train to use our custom database software 
  • Basic knowledge of horse industry and an understanding of equine reproduction and breeding management is helpful
  • Training in specific SBS protocols will be provided

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and occasionally ½ day on weekends
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and ability
Benefits: Full time employees that have completed one year of service are also eligible to participate in a company sponsored 401K and profit sharing plan.

Interested parties should email or mail a Letter of Interest and Resume to:

Jonathanclark@selectbreeders.com

Select Breeders Service, Inc.
Attn: Jonathan Clark
961 Cayots Corner Rd
Chesapeake City
MD 21915
(410) 885-3202