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FARM MANAGER

 

Sea View Farm is a grower of quality potatoes to Cavendish Farms, a leading producer of frozen food products for the retail and foodservice markets throughout the United States.  We have three farming operations located in Tappen, ND, Linton, ND and Little Falls, MN.

 

Sea View Farm is looking for farm manager to join our team in Tappen, ND!  If you’re passionate about a place where you’ll make your mark, be appreciated and grow your career, we want you to grow with us.  At Cavendish Farms we are proud to provide employees:

 
  • An engaging Culture rooted in our Values
  • More opportunities for career advancement
  • A stable job for the future

Reporting to the Director of Western Agriculture, the Farm Manager will provide expertise and oversee the management of successfully growing potatoes for French Fry Processing.  This includes directing all daily operations, from: Planting, Growing, Harvesting and Storing. The Farm Managers’ expertise will be utilized in order to attain the highest possible yields, quality, and profitability from farm operations. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, “Can Do” attitude and the ability to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment.

 

The Farm Manager will oversee the successful production of potatoes for French Fry Processing. This includes directing all daily operations from: Planting, Growing, Harvesting and Storing.


The Farm Manager's expertise will be utilized in order to attain the highest possible yields, quality, and profitability from farm operations. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, “Can Do” attitude and the ability to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment. A comprehensive extended benefit plan package is offered to all full-time employees.


Farm Manager: Key Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance to the farm supervisory staff
  • Manage entire farm operation which includes budgets and P&L’s
  • Manage employee safety programs at the farming operation
  • Analyze historical farm data and interpret for decision making
  • Adopt and implement agricultural technology that provides efficiency in operations and that allows data driven decisions
  • Adhere to all Agricultural Sustainability initiatives for Customer needs
  • Produce the highest quality raw product for short term and long-term storage
  • Identify/implement crop management practices to enhance quality of production and evaluate current and new production practices
  • Scale all operations of the business to ensure the proper utilization of capital/human resources
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to determine raw requirements to meet business demands
  • Cultivate positive relationships with our suppliers, customers and Landlords in the Agricultural Community
Farm Manager: Qualifications
  • Education Required: Post-secondary education in Agriculture and/or Business
  • Years of Experience Required:4+ years Farm Management experience
  • Experience preparing and managing budgets
  • People management & leadership experience
  • Experience growing potatoes
  • Experience with development of the following:
    • Centre Pivot Irrigation
    • Land Development with new irrigation and infrastructure
  • Sustainable fertility management
  • Full understanding of disease, fungi and insect management required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills, with a strong focus on program improvement
  • Negotiation and business skills including the ability deal with landowners
  • Willingness to work flexible hours is required
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint

We appreciate your interest in our company!  The initial review of applications will begin on the deadline date for applying.  Applications received after the deadline may not be considered.  


Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


To learn more about our products and services, click here.


  

 

Sea View Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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