Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HIRING: Urgent need for 3 Farm Managers - Leading Organics


About Us:

Leading supplier of high quality organic ingredients committed to customer satisfaction servicing domestic customers nationwide across all major retail channels, from grocery, mass merchandisers, home & garden centers, to independent operators.

They have 8 facility locations with over 250 acres of greenhouse, field and tunnel operations producing 18 varieties of high quality fresh herbs. 

Committed to providing innovative product solutions and superior quality herbs they are seeking Farm Managers in their Thermal, Coachella, and Oceanside California locations.  

About You:

Your formal education and farm operations experiences coupled with your passion for producing high quality agricultural products has been your foundation for Farm Management.  You have demonstrated successes in critical areas of farm operations including; spray, irrigation, harvest, tractor, maintenance, construction, and weeding, cooler, shipping and office staff personnel and a process improvement mentality. You have a genuine passion for plants and people and the respect you’ve earned form your crews, colleagues and stakeholders and the high quality products you deliver show for it. 

As Farm Manager you will develop, implement and influence new farm operation processes to improve plant quality, reliability, production yields, disease control, and efficiency in labor that increase sustainability, employee morale and net returns. 

The Details:

  • ·  You will implement process improvements to decrease costs, inputs and environmental impact.
  • ·   You motivate and inspire your team of supervisors, leads and personnel fully optimizing available resources to maintain consistent product availability on time and within budget.
  • ·   You are well organized and can prioritize all areas of production to accurately forecast the product availability of a wide array of different crops on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. 
  • ·    Responsible for planting schedules (land preparation and seeding/planting) for all crops is executed, ensuring proper plant nutrition and quality via fertilizer and nutrient program, and scout product and identify issues and corrective measures that may affect product quality and/or availability.
  • ·    Execute GAP. Monitor and verify record keeping is being done for Certified Organic Status and Food Safety Requirements (Primus GFS)
  • ·   Effective communication abilities to work with other company personnel with in a multicultural multigenerational teamwork oriented environment to accomplish the Company Goals.
  • ·   You are the face to your farms operations and brand ambassador willing to accomplish other tasks to achieve success.
  • ·   Getting lost in the weeds isn’t an option as you are always looking for opportunities to innovate by collecting data on trends, research and development projects related to production, harvesting, product quality, post-harvest practices, etc.
  • ·    You leverage technologies and tools such as Microsoft office and Excel to keep you on track and for budgeting, planning and presentations.
  • ·    Bilingual with the ability to effectively communicate in English and Spanish.

Day In The Life:  

  • You spend 50% of your time in office and 50% in the fields.
  • You lead by example working the same 6 day a week schedule as your team leaders to accomplish all the tasks needed.
  • Weekend duty - Alternate with other management personnel for weekend coverage rotation.
  • Ability to travel.

Why us?

  • Be recognized as one of their greatest assets.
  • Advance your career proudly developing and implementing farm operations processes for a well-established recognized brand and market leader.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Use of company vehicle, laptop and cell phone.
  • Competitive Salary.
  • Receive generous benefits including; Medical, dental, and vision insurance, prescription drug program, life, accidental death and dismemberment, paid time off and holidays, retirement planning and savings options, short-term and long-term disability insurance for employee/spouse.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.