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10 Jul 2017

Southeast Director of Operations – Southeast

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, jennifer@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #31780

A well-established grower/shipper/packer is searching for a Director of Operations to join their team. The Director of Operations will be is responsible for overseeing the operations and assist local management for all related operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up to date records with respect to inventory for the crop in the field and storage.
  • Help the local farm managers with land procurement that matches crop production plans including variety selection, tillage, irrigation, fertilizer and crop protection decisions.
  • Assist the local farm managers with monitoring input purchases including fertilizer, chemicals, equipment etc.
  • Ensure all safety protocols are followed, including food safety, worker safety and certification of Global Gap compliance.
  • Assist with evaluating and determining equipment needs and the time requirements for equipment at each production location.
  • Make certain all field records are kept up to date per the appropriate SOP and in Land DB or the appropriate recordkeeping vehicle.
  • Assist farm managers with creating/completing harvest on autopilot programs for sweet potato harvest.
  • Work with the farm manager to develop personnel plans with a balance of regular, full time and seasonal personnel, including coordination of H2A labor.

Business Unit Management skills:

  • Design and implement sound business strategy for all production, storage, packing and sales for all supply chains including fresh, processing, export and any other use.
  • Implement and assume responsibility for any appropriate related KPI’s.
  • Create an annual production plan for all crop growing locations that encompasses all planting, growing and harvest time activities.
  • Assume responsibility for the ultimate annual profitability of the entire business unit.
  • Assist with developing preseason budgets for all operations (storage, packing, labor, etc) and ensure all bookkeeping is current by monitoring on an ongoing basis.
  • Participate in the group manager/director meetings, conference calls, etc.
  • Lead special projects related to growing locations, i.e. building plans and

                    Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, relocation assistance.

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, jennifer@producecareers.com

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

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