Job - Farm Operations Manager

Job Title: Farm Operations Manager

Job Order #: KG-9370

Location: Northern Upstate New York

Salary Range: $ - $120000

Commission / Bonus: Production Bonus, Stock Options

Benefits: Heath Insurance + Life Insurance + Retirement / Stock Options

QUALIFICATIONS:

- Advanced degree in horticulture, organic agriculture, or equivalent preferred
- 10+ years of extensive Organic Farm experience of growing vegetables, herbs, and/or leafy greens in commercial operations
- Experience in food safety and food handling on a professional level, from Harvest through processing, to cold storage, and distribution
- Previous management and supervisory experience required while being a strong communications, leadership, and hands-on, day-to-day team management skills
- Operations is currently utilizing year around growing using both outside and greenhouse production
- Seeking to expand dramatically, need someone that is comfortable w/ advanced farm automation, data based decision making, working through change that comes with expansion
- Self-motivated, fore sight, and ability to think out of the box, while one is highly organized with attention to detail
- Bilingual in Spanish would be a plus, but not required

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is searching for an Organic Farm Operations Manager for a northern New York organic operation which has a twelve-month growing season through use of soil greenhouse production but also utilize additional production with outdoor organics on some 250 acres. In addition, maintain environmental acreage; ponds, wetlands, trees, etc. as a critical component of the world's leading regenerative farm model well into the future. Function will be to maximize the quality and diversified output of the organic farm areas, greenhouse operation, advanced automation, supervision of the staff which consists of up to 20 people, and ongoing communication with the ownership, the community, as well as our customers. Majority of the work will be dealing with extensive vegetable and bed preparation; consisting of greenhouse management, seeding, transplanting, planting, harvesting produce in a sustainable, progressive, and certified organic fashion. Will oversee and run all farm operations maintain all farm equipment, achieve or exceed crop production targets, process harvested crops into category-leading packaged goods for discerning customers. Will also need outstanding written and oral communication skills required to convey information, gather and disseminate information, and problem solve. Pay will be determined by experience and encourage all to apply if you are currently in management or supervisory capacity of an organic operation and would consider for your next career step. Excellent opportunity for growth and advancement in your career path, while seeking leadership, advanced farm automation and data-based decision making. Employer is seeking multiple positions from assistants training and up in skill set, to those that would be capable of training, working in R&D, or even looking forward to growth and expansion as relocation is possible in many areas around the country for the right person.


Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Kerry Glandt at kerry@hansenagriplacement.com or call 308-382-7399. Please fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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