Director Internal Farming

Dole Food   •  

Salinas, CA

11 - 15 years

Posted 265 days ago

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Responsible for overall management of Royal Packing Company operations.  This responsibility includes oversight of agricultural management for the planning, securing, harvesting of vegetable products needed. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS/DUTIES OF THE POSITION:

  • Establish and ensure that business goals of the company are met in all areas of production, sales, quality and cost controls.
  • Oversee all functions of the company including finances, sales, harvesting and farming operations, personnel, safety, legal, research and development and administration.
  • Responsible for production of all Royal commodities in Salinas, Huron and Yuma
  • Works with grower and farm laborercontractors to ensure the timely and cost efficient delivery of our products.
  • Support Value Added business in order to provide adequate sourcing and quality products to meet production and sales needs.
  • Direct commodity Ag research and development efforts of new products, varieties, and processes.
  • In coordination with the VP of Ag Operations, manage the preparation of annual DFV Commodity budget.
  • Works with grower and farm laborercontractors to ensure the timely and cost efficient delivery of our products.
  • Other duties as assigned.

RequiredSkills

SKILLS:  

  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with customers, growers, vendors.
  • Ability to make effective presentations to management, customers, growers, and public groups.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and able to interact with all levels among the organization.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Word/Excel
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Ability to travel 30%- 80% to harvesting locations as needed

RequiredExperience

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

  • 10 – 15years related experience in commodities related agriculture. Experience with organic farming preferred.
  • BS/BA, preferably in an Ag science, Ag business or related field or equivalent work experiencerequired.

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