Job Detail

  • Job ID 33927
  • Experience Multi-site operations management experience / Crop Production.
  • Industry Agriculture / Produce
  • Qualifications High School Diploma

Job Description

Black Gold Farms is looking for a Director of Operations who can manage multi-site ag operations for our East Coast locations. Our ideal candidate is someone who exhibits the core character traits of Black Gold Farms’ Leadership Virtues, coachable, driven, results focused, courageous, and resourceful.

Responsibilities of the Director of Operations:

  • Ensure crop plans are successfully executed on the farm level by proper utilization of agronomic inputs, equipment, and people resources.
  • Drive the focus on yield by assisting the farms implement their yield projects.
  • Ensure farms execute fundamental best practices successfully while focusing on results and accountability.
  • Mentor and coach farm managers. Develop strategic hiring practices with the farm teams to maintain a qualified staff.
  • Ensure that farm managers are properly trained and make decisions that positively impact their KPIs.
  • Facilitate effective communication between farms and other support functions.
  • Develop and execute strategic projects that drive business growth.

 

Required:

  • Multi-site operations management experience
  • People management/leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Crop production experience

 

Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Ag or Business related) or relevant experience
  • Potato or vegetable experience
  • Agronomic background
  • Participation in leadership program

 

Who We Are:

Black Gold Farms is recognized as a leader in the potato production industry for our high-quality potatoes, our sales, and our customer service. We have been around since 1928. That’s over 90 years of digging deeper and living life by our seven aspects of culture; Values, Transparency, Team, Excellence, Customer, Passion, and Innovation. With a fourth-generation family-owned company like this you truly end up becoming part of the family.

 

Benefits:

Black Gold Farms offers an excellent benefits package, including health, a company funded health savings account, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) program with a company match, paid time off, and incentive compensation. Relocation assistance may be provided if necessary.

 

Location:

The location of this position is negotiable. Preference is that the candidate be located at or near one of our farm locations: Rhodesdale, MD; Camden, NC; Columbia, NC; or Live Oak, FL.

Travel requirement is approximately 30% overnight depending on base location.

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