Grower Production Manager- Latitude 42 Farms in Filer, ID 83328

Latitude 42 Farms, LLC

Joe Produce is seeking a full-time Bilingual Production Grower Manager.
The Production Grower Manager will evaluate, plan, organize, and manage the production program. The manager will provide leadership and coordination of general farming administration, accounting, budgeting, and planning of our continued development and growth.
As the leader in this position, you will have the gratifying opportunity to lead a highly skilled and seasoned team of year-round foremen and farm workers. Their dedication shines through in the remarkable work they do, serving in both our Baja Mexico Operations during the winter and our Idaho operations during the summer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversees the production process and coordinates all activities to ensure enough resources on hand
Budget and manage the program to ensure efficient/profitable operations and ongoing fiscal responsibilities as well as assist with strategic and operational planning;
Manage, direct, and organize daily, and weekly production plans; look to increase efficiency and productivity.
Direct all growing operation activities necessary to operate and support the program at maximum efficiencies which includes, planting, irrigation, application/pest management, harvest, and post-harvest;
Oversee personnel, to ensure compliance with company policies and safety procedures. Track labor and product yields daily. Verify the accuracy and quality of the product. To include planning workers’ schedules, estimate costs, and prepare budgets to ensure workflow meets required deadlines.
Sowing seed, dividing, transplanting, fertilizing, irrigating, organizing growing areas, building new growing areas, and working with the propagation and production team.
Manage inventory and update due to loss, moving, or division. Perform plant and label inventory in season.
Ensures practices and protocols contribute towards consistent and premium quality of the crop and contributes towards profitability and growth of the company;
Drives a Food Safety, Safety & Quality culture within the business;
Responsible for achieving, sustaining, and continuously improving product quality & quality systems, personnel safety, food safety, personnel development, and financial results;
Meticulous attention to detail
Assist with strategic and operational planning;
Responsible for overseeing the continued planting and development of approximately 4,000 acres of leafy green vegetables ;
Direct all activities necessary to operate and support the farms/ranches at maximum efficiency;
Direct and coordinate overall operations of the department which include farm development, irrigation, application/pest management, pruning, training, and harvesting.
Recruit, train, develop, and manage farming personnel.
Manage all labor for farming and harvesting operations.
Contribute towards profitability and growth of the company.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or related field and/or 10 years of experience of industry-related and/or certification.
A strong background in agriculture, horticulture, or related fields is essential.
Previous experience in management farming operations, preferably in a similar climate and crop environment 5 to 10 years experience.
Bilingual in Spanish required
Strong communication skills to coordinate with the team, report to higher management and handle external relationships
The ability to identify and resolve challenges related to crop production, weather, and resource management.
Familiarity with modern farming practices, irrigation systems, pest management, and crop environment.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Must be able to fluently speak, write and read English.
Preferred bilingual Spanish.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively communicate with team members and intercompany personnel, present information, and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

DESIRED LEADERSHIP CHARACTER TRAITS:

Servant Leadership
Leadership by example
Hands-on Leadership
Willingness to learn and know all aspects of all the various functions of the businessKnow how to do what you are asking your team to do!
Enjoy leading and inspiring your team on site

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

The position requires the ability to travel to all company areas of operations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit in front of acomputer for prolonged periods of time and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:Fast paced, excellence is expected.
This position will have a direct reporting line to the Executive Ownership team, which includes Steve (founder) and sons Matt and David Scaroni. The Scaroni family has been deeply involved in fresh fruit and vegetable production from the very beginning, with a hands-on approach and a lifetime of experience as operators in the industry.
If you find this opportunity aligns with your interests and you possess the experience, character, and qualifications we seek, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please submit your resume along with a cover letter to jobs@sfcos.com(link sends e-mail). To ensure your application is promptly considered, the subject line MUST INCLUDE: “Idaho Grower.” Please note that only Resumes with a cover letter will be considered. The inclusion of a cover letter is vital, as it enables us to gain deeper insight into you as a candidate. We value understanding your communication skills, your enthusiasm for farming, and the reasons you believe you are an ideal fit for this position.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:The Company does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexualorientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
All applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, including corresponding core job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities (and others in accordance with applicable law) to perform the essential functions of the job, consistent with applicable laws and company policy.
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Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $80,000.00 – $130,000.00 per year
Benefits:

Dental insurance
Employee discount
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Schedule:

8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

Filer, ID 83328: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person