Job Info
Job Title: Desert Production Manager
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Job Number: 11296
Posted Date: 5/6/2020
Job description

Job Summary: Desert Production Manager will be expected to oversee all contracted production in the Desert area.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Planting schedule oversight including: Recommended areas, growers and fields, overall plan development and timely and accurate execution of plantings
  • Report planting activity weekly as required by Vice President, Farm Operations
  • Participate in varietal recommendations with growers and Betteravia Farms Management
  • Develop and execute short and long term input cost understanding and cost reduction programs and processes
  • Responsible for tracking progress of crop quality with growers and estimating timing of harvest
  • Generate and develop relationships with grower management and personnel
  • Analyze and report annual grower crop production review comparatives based on cost per carton, quality and grower participation
  • Arrange and present annual review and upcoming season expectations with each grower
  • Maintain consistent contacts and report real estate opportunities in the greater Yuma area
  • Represent Betteravia Farms in a professional and positive manner at all times
  • Ensure field information accuracy
  • Confirm accuracy and validity of all billing


  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) highly desired
  • Valid US Driver’s License and clean driving record


  • Combination of education and job experience
  • Experience in positive leadership with the responsibilities of inventory, cost, and production controls
  • Sound administrative skills, well-developed and highly ethical management skills-principles and people
  • Proven ability to train and motivate others
  • Strong analytical, numerical, and reasoning abilities
  • Participative management abilities
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive-but able to recognize and support the organization’s preferences and priorities
  • Satisfactory written skills
  • Results oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations
  • Specific Knowledge of managing production harvesting

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