Job Description

Job Title: Desert Production Manager
Department: Betteravia Farms Production & Harvesting
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Reports To: Vice President, Farm Operations

Job Summary:

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

Job Duties and 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

Requiremnents:

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

Qualifications:

• 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