Experience: 10+ years almond orchard management from
development up to mature.
Language: Portuguese or Spanish language skills.
Education: Bachelor's degree in plant science, Ag business or
Job Description: The farm manager will develop [5,000-7,000] acres of
almond orchard assets in the Alqueva region of Portugal near Evora.
Approximately [ ] acres have been planted to date and an additional
[ ] acres are already leased/purchased for development. The farm
manager will be responsible for all growing operations and tree nutrition and
management. He or she will have access to an existing network of
third-party service providers, including a related-party farm services
contractor that has performed land preparation and irrigation system
design/installation. The manager will be expected to train sufficient
staff to expertly manage high-quality growing operations and provide timely
input into growing budgets. He/she will also be expected to comply with
appropriate accounting controls and work proactively with accounting staff to
monitor and approve expenses. The farm manager will also assist in
evaluating additional properties.
The farm manager will be
reporting directly into “ ” a Wasco-based asset manager which manages more than
11,000 almond and table grape acres in California. The position will
report to its head of almond growing operations. A key component of the
position will be the ability to communicate proactively with a California-based
management team, the local Portuguese partner, and institutional
investors. The farm manager will be expected to utilize technology
Self-starter with a strong
Ability to think and work
independently and critically.
Ability to work with a variety
Must be proactive in
communicating with both internal and
Able to read and analyze soil
and leaf analysis.
In-depth knowledge of soil and
Tree management – pruning,
tying, other cultural practices.
Able to work independently,
but communicate electronically with a supervisor in California (utilizing
Ability to talk to investors
and write professionally, when necessary.
Able to handle a lot of
responsibility, with appropriate support.
Very organized and experience
in training, making schedules for water, work, etc.