General Manager of Farming Operations Jobs in Arvin, CA at Tasteful Selections LLC

Title: General Manager of Farming Operations

Company: Tasteful Selections LLC

Location: Arvin, CA

General Manager of Farming Operations – Bakersfield

Position Summary:Tasteful Selections is currently seeking applications for a full-time General Manager of Farming Operations, to oversee our crops in our Bakersfield territory. This position has significant autonomy and requires a broad skill-set, including general management capability, attention to detail, “get-it-done” attitude, superior interpersonal skills and in-depth agricultural experience.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:Tasteful Selections, LLC, located in Arvin, California, is a specialty potato company whose mission is to serve our customers, support our people and care for our community. Tasteful Selections is a vertically integrated farming operation which grows, packs, and markets baby potatoes, fingerlings, and seed potatoes. More information can be found at www.TastefulSelections.com.

Reporting Relationships:The General Manager of Farming Operations will report directly to our Director of Farm Operations and works closely with Area Managers to effectively manage local crops annually.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Lead and manage crop potato/ Rotational Crop production activities at farm locations within assigned territory

Lead operations, including tillage, maintenance, planting, cultivation, harvest, and cover crop establishment

Direct agronomic activities in coordination with Director of Farm Operations and Senior Agronomist, including scheduling of irrigation, fertilizer applications, and chemical applications

Oversee potato shipping activities to deliver excellent customer service and quality

Support innovation in agronomic, equipment, and storage practices

Manage location personnel and motivate seasonal, contract employees

Ensure company policies and procedures are followed by employees (Operations, Safety, HR, GAP/Food Safety, etc.)

Consistently communicate with management about farm activities, challenges and innovative solutions

Maintain P&L responsibility with significant focus on cost management, as well as managing site budget

Manage purchasing of supplies, equipment, and inputs

Develop cropping plan to adhere to irrigation constraints and oversee all rotational crop production and disposition

Provide leadership for management of irrigation systems and monitoring of water usage

Required Skills & Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Ag- Related Field

5-10 years of Operations Management or General Management experience directing and leading multiple agricultural departments over a large geographic region

Ability to travel up to 20% of work time

Experience managing multiple teams in multiple locations

Proven progressive leadership experience

Must have growth potential to assume more responsibility

Ability to manage people and with a history of building a high-performing teams from scratch

Self-directed individual who leads projects to identify and implement solutions with team input

Demonstrated strategic management of irrigated crops

Demonstrated financial management experience and budgeting skills

Adaptability to changing situations and have the ability to perform multiple tasks with multiple priorities

Demonstrated strong work-ethic, outstanding leadership ability and exceptional interpersonal skills

Proficient in the use of Windows based computer programs (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and a general aptitude with software systems

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to train and work with operational personnel on the farm

Superior organizational and p…

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