Job - Farm Manager/Director

Job Title: Farm Manager/Director

Job Order #: EH-9063

Location: Southwest New Jersey

Salary Range: $ - $150000

Commission / Bonus:

Benefits: Benefits Negotiable + Health Insurance

QUALIFICATIONS:

- Strong horticultural and agronomic background, and ability to learn new horticultural/agricultural techniques
- Understanding of plant physiology
- Strong leadership and decision-making skills
- Proven ability to effectively build and manage a team-oriented culture "ability to train others" or "proven ability to develop worker training programs"
- Possess working knowledge of irrigation techniques and systems
- Extreme attention to detail, highly accurate and must be very organized
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Proven ability to prioritize, multitask and effectively manage deadlines, and people
- Proficient in various computer programs including; MS Office, Word, Excel, MAC based programs, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint and OmniGraffle
- Database management
- Possess a strong work ethic to positively contribute to the company's vision, strategies, and quality programs
- Have a positive attitude

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is searching for a Farm Manager/Director for this new startup farm in southwestern New Jersey.

Job Description: We are searching for a hands-on Farm Manager with good business sense to join our team. The Farm Manager’s responsibilities include developing a new crop establishment plan, monitoring staff, crops, animals, purchasing supplies, preparing budgets and reports, and ensuring maximum profit. You should be able to maintain professional networks and keep abreast of developments in agricultural science. This position requires a strong practical knowledge of agricultural skills and farm management. The managers primary responsibility for the planning, coordination, and implementation of all work and activities at the farm. The successful candidate will be detailed oriented but also keep the bigger picture in mind. Outstanding candidates are keen problem solvers who are focused on efficiency and take a hands-on approach to management. Farm Manager Responsibilities: Analyzing existing property physical characteristics for the crops, farm animals and staff and producing annual field plans. Develop and maintain farm infrastructure with the help of staff, interns and volunteers. Preparing plans and schedules for planting and harvesting and ensuring staff understands expectations. Cooperate with community partners. Ensuring seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies are regularly restocked. Directs and coordinates worker activities, such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading, payroll, and record keeping Analyzes market conditions to determine acreage allocations. Inspects fields to determine maturity dates of crops or to estimate potential crop damage from weather. Purchases machinery, equipment, and supplies, such as tractors, seed, fertilizer, and chemicals. Scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and machinery. Operate large farm machinery. Ensuring all staff adheres to health and safety regulations. Recruitment and training of new staff members. Willing to work in diverse and sometimes challenging weather conditions for long work hours required Collaborating with owners to prepare budgets and financial reports. Building professional networks and keeping abreast of developments in agricultural science. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Animal Science, or equivalent. Additional courses in Business Management or Administration are recommended. Extensive experience in a farming-related field. Management experience would be a plus. A passion for Agriculture. Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills. The ability to make decisions in stressful environments. Skills to perform general and minor repairs Physical stamina Strong organizational and communication skills.


Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Eric Hansen at eric@hansenagriplacement.com or call 308-382-7351. Please fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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