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Crop Category Manager (Mixed Vegetables)

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Job Description: 

Family-owned and headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Grimmway Farms traces its roots to a produce stand opened by the Grimm brothers. Today, Grimmway still follows the principles planted by founders Rod and Bob Grimm through our commitment to caring for customers and employees, honoring sustainable practices and preserving natural resources for generations to come.

We are now accepting resumes for the position of Crop Category Manager (Mixed Vegetables) to join our team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of all inputs (planting, irrigation, fertilization applications, pest management) and reporting against designated scheduled targets. Responsible for timing optimization of harvest projections to ensure maximum quality and yield. Responsible for projections and harvest scheduling to meet sales requirements. 

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Manage coordination of all inputs for designated crops.
  • Oversee planting, irrigation, fertilization, and pest management.
  • Report against designated scheduled targets.
  • Ensure accurate projections and harvest scheduling.
  • Ensure harvest timing optimization for maximum quality and yield.
  • Ensure optimal ground utilization, field selection, and rotation.
  • Adhere to all regulatory and safety guidelines.
  • Ensure all organic standards are met.
  • Interact with other department managers to facilitate the coordination of work (Agronomists, Ranch Managers, Planting/Harvesting Managers, Sales, Accounting, and Human Resources Departments). Other duties as assigned. 

Ability to continuously work outdoors all day in various and sometimes extreme weather conditions. Ability to inspect equipment and product. Ability to continuously work with product and equipment at ground level. Ability to work on uneven terrain both on foot and while aboard moving equipment. Ability to get on and off various stationary and moving equipment. Must be able to work in different temperatures (working temperatures as hot as 100° to 110° F and as cold as 32°F). Must be able to move items weighing up to 25 lbs. 

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Agriculture ore related field preferred
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of scheduling and executing crop inputs including, but not limited to, planting, cultivation, applications, fertilization, and irrigation
  • Ability to forecast harvest estimates and quality
  • Experienced in reporting, standardization and analysis
  • Must possess effective communication skills with all levels of staff
  • Must be able to travel to all farming areas on a regular basis
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean DMV driving record
  • Must pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen, physical and functional capacity evaluation

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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