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20 Jul 2017

West Coast Organic Harvest Manager – Southern California

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

Job Description

Job #31883

This leading organic grower/shipper packer is engaged in growing, packing, shipping, and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables. They are a family business committed to sustainable business practices. Their success is due in large part to their ability to produce consistent, high quality products.

Seeking an experienced harvest manager to oversee the daily field production of various organic crops including celery, leafy greens, and other bunching vegetables.

Responsibilities of this position include:

1.  Management, coordination and supervision of several harvest crews engaged in field packing of organic vegetables;
2.  Ensuring compliance with all food safety and worker safety standards;
3.  Ensuring quality of every package;
4.  Coordination of packaging materials and other inputs needed for production;
5.  Coordination and supervision of transportation from field to the company’s cold storage facility;
6.  Complete daily, weekly and monthly estimates of production;
7.  Providing leadership in reaching the company’s sustainability initiatives.

The job will report to the general manager and will be an integral part of a successful team engaged in the growing, packing, cooling and shipping of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The Essential Qualifications:

1.  5 plus years of experience in managing field production of fresh fruits and vegetables;
2.  Strong understanding of GAP, GMP and third party auditing of food safety practices;
3.  Experience with implementing QA and QC programs for fresh vegetables;
4.  Strong management and training skills;
5.  Strong verbal and written communication skills;
6.  Fluency in English and Spanish.

 

For more information contact Tara Schwartz,  tara@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Farming. Job Types: West Coast. Job Tags: celery, crew, crop, crops, farm, farming, food safety, greens, harvest, harveting, leaf, lettuce, organic, QA, QC, sustainable, team, veg, and vegetables. Job expires in Endless.

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