Job Info Job Title: Chief Executive Officer Location: Brentwood, CA Job Number: 11988 Posted Date: 8/17/2021 Job description Job Summary Habitera Farms is an 84-acre organic farm that grows premium fruits in the farming community of Brentwood in Northern California. We are looking for a leader with 8-10 years of farming experience to focus on both the long term vision along with day-to-day operations, including the farm’s budget, infrastructure, team, marketing, branding, and sales. This individual will be in charge of growing and scaling the farm, helping create a great collaborative culture while maintaining maximum profitability. The CEO will report to Anil Godhwani, who is one of three owners of the farm. Job Responsibilities Management Runs existing operations, crops, staff, and financial documents to enable all systems and processes to run smoothly. Manages a growing team of farm staff, including occasional contractors and handymen, as well as seasonal labor for picking months (May & June). Conduct interactions with all employees, customers, vendors & partners with respect and build a collaborative work environment and culture. Responsible for the profit and loss of Habitera Farms - Ensure that the farm runs profitability and maximizes profits with a long term mindset. Maintain budget and accurate financial records to ensure the farm is profitable and meets projected financial targets. Oversee accounting team to handle paperwork and keeping administrative records for sales and purchases. Operations & Infrastructure Infrastructure and Safety - Plan and coordinate the building of infrastructure which includes a barn, cooling center and a couple of additional dwelling units (ADU’s). Ensure our infrastructure including equipment and machinery is in great condition at all times by scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and machinery as needed. Maintain compliance with government regulations and health and safety standards including getting and maintaining our Organic Certification. Harvest and Post Harvest Handling - Hire sufficient seasonal labor for harvest and post harvest handling. Create excellence in the shaking and catchment system as well as post harvest handling in cold storage till the berries are delivered to customers within 24-48 hours from the time they are picked. Marketing & Sales Marketing & Branding - Develop a market for Himalayan Mulberries in California. Manage branding and messaging on the farm’s website and social media accounts for the “Very Mulberry” brand. Sales - Design and execute a sales plan to sell the mulberries and derivative products direct to customers, via CSA’s, Online Delivery companies, farmers markets and wholesale relationships to always have more demand than supply. Create and maintain professional relationships and networks to grow sales for the farm and establish distribution routes and deliveries. Innovation & Expansion Perform R&D in various areas including derivative products, water management and other key areas. Explore potential expansion plans in Northern and Southern California and move forward with implementation following approval from owners. Job Requirements 8-10 years of experience in farming 5+ years of management experience 5+ years of P&L responsibility A positive, collaborative and solutions oriented attitude Great team building skills A passion for organic, sustainable farming Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills The ability to make decisions in stressful environments Superb communication and interpersonal skills Compensation Highly competitive salary Generous profit sharing Three weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) Medical benefits / stipend Sr. Management Jobs - Agriculture Jobs - Ag Tech Jobs - Management Jobs - Organic Jobs Apply By Our Email: Apply Email Apply Here Online: Apply Online Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.