Assistant Farm Manager - Stockton location
Company: CSS Farms
Posted on: March 14, 2019
Job Description:Position Summary: As the Assistant Farm Manager of our Stockton farm area, you'll be assigned to specific crop acres to oversee, in partnership with one of our Farm Managers. This position has significant autonomy and requires a broad skill-set, including general management capability, attention to detail, "get-it-done" attitude, superior interpersonal skills and in-depth agricultural experience. While this position primarily focuses on our crops in Stockton, there may be times when assistance is needed at other locations.Company Description: Tasteful Selections, LLC, located in Arvin, California, is a specialty potato company whose mission is to delight the consumer with great tasting, easy to prepare, inspirational potato products. A joint venture between RPE, Inc., CSS Farms, Inc. and Plover River Farms, Inc., the company is a vertically integrated farming operation which grows, packs and markets baby potatoes, fingerlings and seed potatoes. More information can be found at www.TastefulSelections.com.Relationships: The Assistant Farm Manager works with the location Farm Manager to effectively manage planting and harvest equipment for approximately 1,400 acres of ground for potatoes and various vegetables annually, at our Stockton locations.Essential Functions and Responsibilities:Support field operations, including tillage, planting, cultivation, harvest, and cover crop establishmentExecute agronomic activities in coordination with the Farm Manager including scheduling of irrigation, fertilizer applications, and chemical applicationsCoordinate potato shipping activities to deliver excellent customer service and qualityFacilitate situational work direction to seasonal, contract employeesEnsure company policies and procedures are followed by employeesConsistently communicate with the Farm Manager about farm activities, challenges and innovative solutionsCoordinate purchasing of supplies, equipment, and inputsAdhere to irrigation constraints and oversee all rotational crop production and dispositionExperience and Skills:Required Qualifications:Demonstrated strong work-ethic, outstanding leadership ability and exceptional interpersonal skillsBilingual in English/Spanish is requiredBachelor's degree in an Agriculture related program1 - 3 years of experience managing agricultural programs over a large geographic regionAbility to travel up to 30% of work timeSelf-directed individual who leads projects to identify and implement solutions with team inputDemonstrated experience working with irrigated cropsAdaptability to changing situations with the ability to perform multiple tasks, with multiple prioritiesProficient in the use of Windows based computer programs (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and a general aptitude with software systemsExcellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to train and work with operational personnel on the farmSuperior organizational and project management skills and experience working with employeesAbility to acquire and hold a valid US driver's license and successfully pass vehicle insurance verificationCandidates must be eligible to work unrestricted in the U.S. without company sponsorshipAbility to comprehend, read, write and communicate proficiently in English and interact with all levels of the organization.Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience working with potatoes and irrigated cropsBenefitsCompensation:Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. Tasteful Selections has a complete benefits package, including health, dental, vision and life insurance, company matched 401(k) and profit sharing. Tasteful Selections is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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