Organic Hops Manager #6028S at Roy Farms - Joe Produce | Produce Jobs, Produce Careers, Agriculture Jobs, Agriculture Careers

Organic Hops Manager #6028S

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Job Description: 

For approximately 100 years, our company has been growing crops in many different commodities. In addition to crop production, we also provide premium services in storage and processing. At our farm, we pride ourselves on our commitment to sustainability and the advancement of agriculture through the implementation of food and human safety programs, technology, and environmental stewardship. We are proud of being a diversified, agricultural enterprise located in the Northwest. 

We are looking for an exemplary leader to join our team in the Pacific Northwest as an Organic Hops Manager. This role will manage the production goals in the Hops division to bring the crop as close to their genetic potential as possible within economic reason. This is an excellent opportunity to bring your vision and knowledge of agriculture while challenging traditional thinking of how to make the products and company better. 

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Execute on plans set forth by management in order to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). 
  • Identify and implement advanced organic growing techniques, equipment and process improvements, changes and/or replacements to improve safety, quality or efficiencies. 
  • Direct the coordination of operations including, but not limited to: crew management, facility and equipment maintenance, fertilizing, rouging, irrigation, spraying, ground maintenance, pest management and harvest. 
  • Ensure the management of personnel actions including payroll, scheduling, training and providing necessary equipment to fulfill job responsibilities, is completed in an appropriate manner. 
  • Follow, implement and enforce all human and food safety policies and practices with employees, including GlobalGap and HACCP, while meeting all internal Roy Farms and customer quality standards.
  • Work both independently, and as part of a team.
  • Maintain current WSDA Pesticide Applicator License, First Aid/CPR Card.
  • Positively contribute to the company’s vision, strategies, and quality programs by possessing a strong work ethic.
  • Use small hand and power tools safely in order to demonstrate correct techniques.
  • Should have a positive attitude, support co-workers to obtain the above-identified objectives, and assist others in their contributions.
  • Maintain current Washington State Driver’s License, with driving record that meets requirements of Roy Farms Insurance provider.
  • 7+ years’ experience in a management role in a farming or agriculture environment with an organic emphasis.
  • Advanced horticultural skills and ability to learn new horticultural/agricultural techniques
  • Above average understanding of plant physiology
  • Familiarity with organic growing techniques
  • Leadership and decision-making skills
  • Work and lead a team-oriented culture
  • Annual budgeting process
  • Working knowledge of GlobalGap and/or other Food Safety/Quality schemes
  • Possess working knowledge of farm maintenance and irrigation techniques and system
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Basic working knowledge of computer and computer program operations, including e-mail and the Microsoft Office Suite

Working Conditions

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk for extended periods of time and access stairs, frequently in a farm environment and occasionally in an office or manufacturing environment. 
  • Ability to bend and stoop frequently
  • Ability to work long hours when needed up to seven (7) days a week during critical growing and harvesting times
  • Work hours range from 40 to 85 hours weekly
  • Vision requirements: ability to constantly use far and near vision, depth perception and/or color vision
  • Physical requirements of the job:
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • May be exposed to loud machinery/equipment noise, frequent possibility for exposure to chemicals, odors, hot/cold temperatures and/or electrical current

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

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