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Director of Farm Operations – Florida
Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com
A well-established grower/shipper/packer is searching for a Director of Farm Operations to join their team. The Director of Farm Operations will provide leadership to the organization’s Farm Managers by translating strategic objectives into actionable goals for performance and growth. Ensures organizational outcomes are met through their role of supporting multiple farming operations.
Provide leadership, guidance, and direction through supervisory responsibilities of the Farm Manager team.
Work with local Farm Managers to develop personnel plans with a balance of regular and seasonal personnel. Assist with employee recruitment, development, and employee relations, including performance reviews and disciplinary action issues.
Ensure crop plans are in place by working with Farm Managers, local agronomists, and regional agronomists. Follow up with the plans reviewing all sources of data and records daily to ensure proper execution.
Ensure safety is a top priority by supporting a safe work culture. Provide continuing education of employees and on-site evaluations as necessary. Demonstrate and model safe behaviors yourself.
Consult with managers on purchasing needs for fertilizer and chemical and evaluate local suppliers.
Maintain a high performance culture and accountability of Incentive initiatives, including communicating and measuring of performance to track progress and ensure objectives are being met.
Remains constantly customer focused and serves as the voice of the customer internally as needed. Maintains a knowledge of our customers and their needs and how they are supported throughout the supply chain.
Foster a culture of continuous improvement of the farming operations. Encourage a commitment to excellence and support farming operations in their pursuit of this.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in agronomy, agriculture, horticulture, plant science or related field or combination of education and experience
Collaborate and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and Stakeholders
Analyze data and make qualified judgements on results
Demonstrate a very high level of professionalism
Treat others with respect
Communicate fluently and proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.
Persuade, guide, influence and negotiate through expertise and when necessary direct action to be taken.
Demonstrate very high level of organizational and time management skills
Demonstrate a very high level of customer service orientation
Competently use Microsoft Office Suite
Competently juggle competing priorities and changing expectations
Salary: DOE, Company Car, Relocation Assistance.
Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com