Overview

CSS Farms,a multi-state agricultural business, strives to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to our customers. We proudly and relentlessly continue to meet the highest standards of stewardship when it comes to the three things we value most: our land, our employees, and our communities.

We are a team-oriented company with a high trust, entrepreneurial culture. We value our employees opinions, we have a strong work ethic, and are focused on growing great vegetables and developing our operations profitably. People who are most successful at CSS Farms are energetic, self-directed, and pragmatic.

Summary

Working with the support of the agronomy and farm operations teams, this position will manage 3,500+ acres of chip potatoes. The Farm Manager will report directly to the Group Manager and will work closely with other Farm Managers and shared services management teams.

Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

Provide oversight and leadership to all potato production activities.

Lead all field operations, including tillage, planting, cultivation, harvest, and cover crop establishment
Coordinate with Agronomist to direct agronomic activities, including scheduling of irrigation, fertilizer applications, and chemical applications
Oversee potato storage management and potato shipping activities
Support innovation in agronomic, equipment, and storage practices Provide general management leadership to the farming operation

Manage all personnel and motivate team of 30 full-time employees
Maintain P responsibility with significant focus on cost management
Participate in budgeting and business planning process
Manage purchasing of supplies, equipment, and inputs Maintain positive landlord, customer, and community relations

Develop relationships with existing landlord base and secure annual land leases
Manage shipping activities to deliver excellent customer service and quality
Serve as a positive representative to the community, land partners, and other local suppliers.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor of Science degree in an Ag related field
5+ years experience managing agricultural programs over a large geographic region as well as ability to travel up to 30% of work time
Demonstrated strong work-ethic, outstanding leadership ability and exceptional interpersonal skills
Demonstrated strategic management of irrigated crops and previous experience working with potatoes
Demonstrated financial management experience and budgeting skills
Adaptability to changing situations and have the ability to perform multiple tasks with multiple priorities
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 project management skills and experience leading and managing people
Ability to acquire and hold a valid US drivers license and successfully pass vehicle insurance verification
Bilingual in English/Spanish
Ability to comprehend, read, write and communicate proficiently in English and interact with all levels of the organization.

Work Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Benefits

Market competitive salary
Healthcare, Dental and Vision coverage as outlined in the company benefits overview.
Flex spending account for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
401(k) plan options.
Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, and Life Insurance.
A paid time off package.
Tuition reimbursement options.

AAP/EEO Statement

CSS Farms is an EOE.

CSS Farms expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.Tracking

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