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29 Oct 2018

West Coast Director of Farming – California

Posted by Katie Settle, katie@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #34261 

Strong, growing produce company is seeking a Director of Farming to oversee and manage several farming locations and greenhouses

  • Provide appropriate levels of motivation for staff including goal setting, development, feedback and evaluations
  • Responsible for Annual Domestic Farming Crop Plan
  • Create annual domestic farming crop plan to target 120% of sales forecast
  • PNL for farming operations with goal of profit maximization
  • Ensure harvested crops meet established company and industry quality standards
  • Ensure proper post-harvest and cold chain management
  • Negotiate new farm leases
  • Ensure farm operations are in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations
  • Develop crop plans
  • Perform contract negotiations
  • Ensure compliance of on farm pesticide use with established state DPR requirements
  • Ensure compliance of farming operations with USDA NOP
  • Ensure compliance with industry established Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
  • Compliance with customer food safety requests
  • Participate in strategic working group sessions.
  • Collaborative development of companywide strategy, goals, objectives, and tactics
  • Implementation of strategic planning initiatives
  • Model facilitative leadership skills

 

Requirements:

  • 5+ years in multiple farming management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong leadership and track record of success

Compensation:

Competitive base salary plus bonus and benefits depending on experience.

Please contact Katie Settle, katie@producecareers.com

 

Job Categories: Agronomy, Crop Science. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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