Education: Bachelor's degree (preferred in agribusiness)
Experience: 10+ years of experience in the agriculture-related field
Experience working with one or more of the following crops is a major plus: Mandarins, Pomegranates, Pistachios, Almonds, and Grapes
A true "self-starter" with strong problem-solving skills
Strong attention to details
Project-oriented with excellent time management skills and awareness of deadlines
Positive, personable and energetic
Advanced Proficiency in MS Office Suite
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse personalities
Strong ethics and trustworthiness
Willing to work overtime as needed
Summary: This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated professional with an agricultural background to join an established and fast-growing firm. We are looking for a bright, energetic, and personable professional who holds relevant agricultural experience and is ambitious and eager to learn and advance in the field.
Responsibilities: Oversee all farming operations and report to the firm CEO and CFO
Liaise with principals, third-party farm managers, PCAs, service providers, vendors, foremen, equipment manufacturers, and other business partners.
Analyze and develop recommendations for various farming practices, equipment, and other capital-intensive projects at the ranches
Develop and prepare reports, schedules, and presentation of different activities and present to the principals regarding irrigation, chemical application plans, harvest, equipment usage etc.
Manage various on-going and one-time projects, including soliciting and analyzing bids, coordinating schedules and examine results and performance
Conduct and evaluate trials and research involving advanced technologies and farming methods
Research and comply with industry regulations regarding farming practices, environmental issues, food safety, labor regulation and more
Negotiate business deals for purchases and services with vendors and service providers