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 FARM MANAGER

 

Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world. We have state-of-the-art potato processing plants in Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario. Our Head office is in Dieppe, New Brunswick and has sales office locations in Toronto, Montreal, and Boston. 

 

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Agriculture, the Farm Manager will oversee all aspects of Farm Operations. The fundamental goal is to produce high quality, high yielding raw product for French fry processing. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, a “Can Do” attitude, and the ability to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment. A comprehensive extended benefit plan is offered to all full-time employees.

 

Qualifications:
  • Post-secondary education in agriculture and/or a minimum of 5 years’ farm management experience in potato production
  • Experience with budget preparation and management  
  • Experience developing and managing:
    • Centre pivot irrigation
    • Land clearing and conversion
    • Tile drainage
  • Full understanding of virus, disease and pest management is considered an asset
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong negotiation and business skills
  • Attention to detail and organization, with a focus on process improvement
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage and oversee all operations, including: seed receiving, cutting, and treating; fertility analysis and planning; crop planting, scouting, and spraying; potato harvesting and storing
  • Identify and implement management practices to enhance efficiencies
  • Focus on long-term environmental sustainability, and BMP’s for rotational crops
  • Manage, source, and negotiate land holdings
  • Plan and present financial budgets
  • Drive profitability
  • Cultivate positive relationships with suppliers and customers in the farming community

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

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

 

       

 

Cavendish Farms Corporation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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