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Senior Director of Field Operations

Company: SunOpta
Location: Oxnard
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Job Description:

DescriptionSummary: The Sr. Director- Field Operations will play a vital role on the SunOpta Growers field operations team by providing efficient, trust-inspiring service around daily field operations to grower partners of SunOpta in areas of California (Santa Maria, Oxnard, Orange County and Salinas) and in Jacona and Baja Mexico. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: "Develop professional relationships with the growers in the assigned geographic area. "Managing the strawberry supply and over all fruit delivery schedule to the plants"Align Field Team Objectives with Sales and Company Objectives."This person will work directly with Plant Operations to align fruit deliveries and fruit forecasts."Manage and develop Field Operations Team"Maintain necessary documentation around pesticide use and food safety practices of providing growers."Inspect and evaluate field food safety practices of providing growers on a consistent schedule during the harvest season."Gain a full understanding of each grower, understanding their business position and crop potential. "Consistently gather critical information on quantity, quality, and varieties from providing growers and communicate to necessary parties."Serves as the go-to source for industry knowledge."Maintain strong involvement with the California Strawberry Commission and Processing Strawberry Advisory Board of California. "Adheres to company GMPs (good manufacturing practices), safety procedures and all other quality processes."Wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) when required."All other duties as assigned.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education\: Candidate must have a bachelors degree in Ag Business, Ag Science, or related fields (Horticulture degree preferred). Experience\:This position requires a minimum of 10 years of Experience with strawberries or other IQF/Fresh Fruit business. "Must be fluent in Spanish"Knowledge of general agricultural industry and farming techniques. "Thorough knowledge of strawberry cultural practices marketing trends, tendencies and procedures. "Knowledge of company policies relating to Grower/members, member services, payment programs and procedures. "Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Power Point, Word, and Outlook)"Has a proven and successful track record of delivering results "Strong leadership skills with enthusiasm, initiative and a passion for results. "Ability to solve challenging problems prioritizes, meet deadlines and work with minimal direction."Outstanding verbal, written, multi-tasking and presentation skills. "Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change. Travel Requirements\:15-20 % travel may be required. A company vehicle will be provided. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice An Equal Opportunity EmployerEOE M/W/VET/DISABLED

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