Job Info
Job Title: Blueberry Manager
Location: Tracy, CA
Job Number: 12056
Posted Date: 9/29/2021
Job description

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Blueberry Farming.Manage the company’s California blueberry fields. Manage day to day operations to deliver crops that meet or exceed budgeted yields, quality, and cost. Plan and direct new blueberry establishment activity as needed.
  • Financial Performance. Deliver revenue and operating income to meet or exceed budgeted expectations of management.
  • Property Maintenance. Maintain fields, perimeters, irrigation and related infrastructure, and facilities to ensure they are safe, well maintained, and free of excess weeds and debris.
  • Management Information.Capture and maintain accurate and timely crop, labor, field work, inputs, and application records including yields and cost per acre by farm, field, and variety. Manage employee time and attendance information to ensure accurate and timely recording and reporting of employees’ hours worked utilizing company software systems.
  • Company and Buyer Required Certification Programs. Manage and ensure execution of company and buyer required programs including Employee Safety, Food Safety, USDA Organic and Global GAP certifications as required by the company and its customers.
  • Staffing and Services.Plan, hire, train, and manage both year-around and seasonal staff to deliver planned crops and services while meeting or beating planned expense targets. Manage, oversee, and delegate responsibility to staff. Ensure timely recruiting, hiring, and lay-off of seasonal and farm labor contractor staff. Work in conjunction with consultants, vendors, and buyers to provide necessary services to maximize yields, protect and deliver the crop.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports to Director of Farm Operations.
  • Direct reports include Blueberry Assistant Manager, company employees, and Farm Labor Contractors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Crop Sciences or Pomology or related field of study.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in blueberry development and production or similar crops preferred.
  • Current CA DPR issued licenses, or the ability to get one is desired, and is a plus.
  • Current and valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to operate MS Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to act as a representative of Green Spring Farms and Farmland LP in hosting and addressing Senior Management, Investors, and Lenders.
  • Ability to act as a representative of Green Spring Farms and Farmland LP dealing with vendors, buyers, and consultants.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is desired, but not required.

Benefits and Provisions:

  • Salary depends on experience and qualifications.
  • Company vehicle or adequate monetary stipend for vehicle provided.
  • Company phone, laptop computer or adequate stipend provided.
  • Medical Insurance provided and Dental Insurance available to purchase.
  • 401K with company match available.

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