D.J. Stornetta Office 805-481-3200 Fax 805-481-3545 Produce Careers Inc. 122 Le Point Street Suite 202 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Duties & Responsibilities:
Direct all activities relating to variety production as it pertains to agronomic needs.
Evaluate all seed related to the variety program during the course of growing and storage. Provide technical assistance to ensure the seed supply is maintained for the variety program.
Contribute to the annual planning and projections related to acreage, variety and growing costing.
Direct and manage field staff and be responsible for an annual operating budget
Implement/maintain agronomic data collection
Provide reporting of data on all agronomic functions and conduct data mining to improve agronomic practices.
Work with industry researchers to set up trials for improved production and quality.
Assist in reaching business plan objectives through attaining target yields and packout percentages
Work with packing managers to ensure proper product packing and product quality
Identify and act upon key new inputs that increase quality, packout and yield of finished product.
Assist in determining proper growing areas and field selection
Work with all grower or other business entities as needed.
B.S. degree in Agriculture, Plant Science emphasis preferred.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in produce production (experience preferred) with 7 years of work in Agronomy.
Excellent people skills with the ability to manage conflict constructively and effectively. Able to effectively communicate with many growers with varying size farms
Able to think strategically and long-term, assisting on business decisions for long-term production, variety selection and variety development
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Critical thinker and problem solver
Ability to support two organizations, where at times may have slightly different goals and objectives
Ability to manage resources and relationships throughout multiple growing regions
Willingness to travel both nationally and internationally.
Competitive compensation based on experience.
Please contact Katie Settle, Katie@producecareers.com
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