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8 May 2018

Midwest Co-Director – Wisconsin

Posted by Mark Teague, Mark@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #33565

Management and lead outreach position available with rapidly growing organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture.  Position is based in Wisconsin.

Responsibilities include directing and managing the Potato Sustainability Initiative (PSI), a growing, pre-competitive collaboration of North American potato buyers, processors and growers initiated in 2010 to continuously improve all aspects of sustainable potato production. The company has served in a lead support role for PSI since 2010, providing science-based guidance and administrative support.  Other duties include codirection and continued development of company’s programs to promote sustainable practices in agriculture and communities.

The successful candidate will report to the board president and work under the guidance of the PSI governance committee and to set and implement strategy; manage key participant and vendor relationships; develop, maintain and meet timelines and budgets; ensure cost-efficient operations; and direct and manage our internal support team to ensure operational excellence and continue to grow impacts and membership including financially supporting members. This individual will manage relationships with IT, auditing and other key service providers, ensure compliance with best practices and legal requirements, and will serve as the lead for external communications with collaborators, potential participants, media and others.

This is an excellent opportunity for a mid or late career professional with a deep understanding of agriculture to generate positive impacts for all participants in the food supply chain including growers and consumers. Time commitment is full-time, (50%) directing the Potato Sustainability Initiative and (50%) contributing to projects in agriculture and communities including outreach to new potential partners.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Leadership experience including multiple years in a management capacity.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify mission-related challenges, envision positive change and work creatively to set strategies and achieve objectives.
  • Successful track record developing and directing impactful projects including setting and meeting budgets, managing staff and client relationships.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, networking, advocacy and decision-making skills.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed.
  • Multiple years experience in agriculture and/or food industry preferred, potato experience a plus.
  • Qualified candidates seeking part or full time responsibilities will be considered, minimum half-time commitment required.

Salary and benefits: We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.

Please contact Mark Teague, Mark@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Executive and Senior Management. Job Types: Midwest. Job expires in Endless.

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