Index Fresh, Inc.
   

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Field Representative
  2. Location: Oxnard/Ventura, CA
  3. Number: 9888
  4. Post Date: 9/21/2017
Job description

Essential Functions

  • Build strong relationships with new and existing growers.
  • Recruit avocado growers for packing and marketing of crop.
  • Be a trusted advisor, assisting growers in implementing best practices to meet their needs and concerns while maximizing grower returns.
  • Communicate and coordinate with labor contractors to ensure successful harvesting.
  • Conduct grower outreach in the form of technical support and cultural seminars.
  • Monitors crops and provides crop estimates and projections for use in business planning.
  • Provide input and feedback to Index Fresh management relating to grower relationships and fruit availability.
  • Regularly communicate with operations, sales and accounting to ensure strong performance in delivery and service outcomes.
  • Coordinate with Food Safety team to ensure orchards are compliant with applicable regulations.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as required or assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or related field, or equivalent agriculture experience
  • Three to five years experience working in grower relations
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required throughout central and southern California
  • Excellent verbal, written, public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual Spanish is a plus
  • Strong problem solving skills required
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Goal-oriented and highly organized
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position; typical work hours are varied and require flexibility. Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends required.

Travel

Approximately 75% travel by car throughout central and southern California during the business day and some overnight travel may be expected.


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.



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