Assistant General Manager - #5682S at Confidential - Yuma, AZ - Joe Produce | Produce Jobs, Produce Careers, Agriculture Jobs, Agriculture Careers

Assistant General Manager - #5682S

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Job Description: 

We are searching for that special someone! 

Are you an entrepreneurially minded person who is constantly thinking of ways to streamline processes and create efficiencies? Does a busy and highly dynamic environment energize you? Are you super organized but at the same time can adjust to ever changing conditions? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes this could be the career opportunity for you!

Our client is an established company operating in Yuma, AZ. and Salinas, CA. They provide agricultural labor solutions and custom harvesting, creating value for farmers while maintaining a safe and professional program. They invest in cutting edge technology and are always exploring new ways to improve their processes. They are truly passionate about quality and customers while providing operational support functions to the agriculture industry.

As the business continues to thrive, the company is thinking about the future.  They see the importance of having a succession plan as some key members of the leadership team look towards retirement.  Growth is prompting the need for an Assistant General Manager now, and they see the opportunity to bring on the next generation of leadership. This is an opportunity to come in and make things happen. The Assistant GM will learn the ropes, take on challenges immediately and will be encouraged to come up with creative solutions to enhance the overall operational efficiency of the organization.  You will leave your stamp on a truly impressive organization!

The ideal candidate is a high-energy, career-minded professional who is passionate about agriculture, thinks like an owner and understands the importance of being an exceptional leader. We want someone who has confidence yet understands the value of being mentored and developed.  The Assistant GM will be in many ways the “Air Traffic Controller” responsible for overseeing daily operations and ensuring that they are performing at the highest levels of efficiency, and safety. 

This highly regarded organization has an incredibly dedicated team of employees who have been with the company for many years and often their entire career.  They become members of the family. The company strives to continually improve and evolve, encouraging everyone to contribute their ideas to come up with ways to enhance the business. In return, they offer a positive work environment, stability, mentorship, and room for advancement to those who wish to move up in the company.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Monitor that all crews, personnel and equipment are being used in the most efficient manner to minimize cost.
  • Interact with shippers, growers, and customers to ensure quality and productivity needs are being obtained.
  • Ensure that foremen, supervisors, and laborers are in compliance with all State and Federal Labor Laws and have received training and understand new hire registration procedures.
  • Monitor the recruitment, hiring and training of: field managers, foreman, supervisors, mechanics and other personnel as needed. 
  • Identify potential economic opportunities and submit operational proposals for approval.
  • Evaluate operational tasks being offered to customers and determine those that have the potential for expansion and those that have limited economic viability. 
  • Provide effective relationships with managers, office staff, foremen and supervisors; providing constructive eedback on attendance, quality and quantity of work being performed.
  • Work with outside agencies to reduce the company’s losses in workers compensation and general liability. Also strive to reduce the company's MOD rate. 
  • Manage Safety programs through interaction with crew members and ensure that they have a safe working environment. 
  • Inspect crews for compliance with the Company’s Good Agriculture Practices Program (GAPP); provide on the spot correction to any violation and notify the safety manager. 
  • In conjunction with CFO, develop management tools, reports and systems to facilitate timely cost feedback to managers.
  • Contract development and negotiation with clients. 
  • In conjunction with office staff, monitor and ensure all regulatory requirements are met for all aspects of the company. DOT, IRS, Federal and State Licenses (to name a few.) 
  • Work with the HR Department for recruitment needs and accounting on billing processes for contracts. 
  • Direct and enforce procedures and policies of the company’s operations within the region. 
  • Review accounts receivables on a weekly basis and contact customers for payment on anything outstanding. 
  • Lead in developing a Strategic Plan for all Operational area(s) along with planning equipment purchases. 
  • Responsible for the profitability of operations while implementing a security plan to protect company assets. 
  • Participation in owners financial and strategic planning meetings.
  • Developing and monitoring reports for daily, weekly, and monthly productivity. 
  • Working with shop managers in developing maintenance standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of agricultural methods, practices and equipment.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets, company accounting software, word processing,and ;computer literate in Microsoft Office.
  • Initiative to develop new procedures to make field work processes more efficient. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships. 
  • Clean DMV driving record. Education: 
  • Four-year college degree, preferably in Ag Science, or equivalent work experience.
  • Over 10 years’ of progressive experience with agricultural field operations and harvesting. 
  • “Field Level” Spanish. 
  • Mathematics acumen. 
  • Strong analytical/numbers capabilities and problem-solving capabilities.

This Job has a $1,000 Referral Reward!

If you would like to discuss this job opportunity in 100% confidentiality with a Joe Produce Search Consultant, please call Recruiting at 855-563-7763, or email

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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