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17 Nov 2017

West Coast Grower Relations Manager – California

Posted by Tara Schwartz, tara@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32389

Looking for an Grower Relations Manager to effectively manage a defined territory with relation to all aspects of grower relations under the direction of the Manager of Field Operations.  The Area Manager will be the liaison between the company and the growers in the area.  This includes maintaining existing relationships, developing new ones within the area, helping with coordination and planning of varieties, timing of planting, harvest, etc.

Duties 

  • Develop, in collaboration with other Area Managers, delivery schedules for growers in regards to timing and varieties.
  • Monitor crop planting, growth, health and maturity.
  • Estimate tonnage, as well as harvest dates across all acres in area.
  • Develop, with Manager, harvest plans and timelines based upon maturity of fruit and cannery needs.
  • Manage the day to day information flow during harvest regarding loads, quality, etc.
  • Attend variety trials during season to evaluate new varieties that might work for the cannery.
  • Grade and assess growers after season  to determine acres for the next year

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor Degree, preferably in an Ag related field, or Business
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High sense of urgency
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Valid California Driver’s License, Drug Screen, Background Check

Please contact Tara Schwartz, tara@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Operations, Production, Processing. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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