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Vice President, Farm Operations

Bonipak Santa Maria, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, life insurance, medical,
Job Description

Betteravia Farms

Job Description


Job Title:               Vice President, Operations

Location:               Santa Maria, CA,

Classification:       Exempt

Reports To:           Chief Executive Officer

Direct reports:

                               Strawberry Production Supervisor

                                Berry Labor Supervisor

                                Specialty Berry Manager

                                Harvest Manager, Brassicas



Essential Functions and Responsibilities



·         Work directly with senior management to build interdepartmental rapport

·         Develop effective tracking methods to evaluate performance

o   Yields, quality, costs, etc.

·         Report to board (periodically)

o   Recommend direction and provide detail on status

·         Develop supervisory levels to accommodate growth and promotion

o   Encourage accountability

o   Recognize successes

·         Develop a plan for a scalable structure to allow for effective growth

·         Establish annual budgets




·         Responsible for Betteravia’s overall berry planning, preparation, production, harvesting and profitability

·         Recommend berry growth plan and prepare company accordingly

·         Work with Driscoll’s to develop an effective and profitable growth plan

o   Conventional

o   Organic

o   Specialty berries

·         Develop an effective seasonal plan for each of our berry categories

·         Oversee and lead negotiations for berry production/labor needs

o   Plants

o   Contactors

§  Labor

§  PCA

§  Bed preparation



·         Oversee harvesting related functions for the Brassicas business

·         Negotiate annual agreements with contacted harvesters

·         Establish estimate protocols and tracking methodologies

·         Create optimal working structure with Santa Maria Harvesting

o   Efficiency

o   Teamwork

o   Quality assurance

·         Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

·         Bilingual: English and Spanish

·         Extensive experience and a proven track record with Berry Production and Harvesting, 5 years +.

·         Two to Five Years Minimum in a Management Related Position.

·         Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

·         Ability to organize multiple priorities and projects to achieve expected business results.

·         Ability to lead and manage people.

·         Valid CA Driver’s License with clean driving record.

·         Unrestricted work ability in the U.S.

·         Self-starter; ability to work independently as well as with team members and management.

·         Detail oriented, with effective verbal, writing and presentation skills.


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Business or related field or equivalent work experience



·         Medical, Dental, Vision

·         401K and Profit Sharing Plan

·         Company Vehicle, Computer, Cell Phone

·         Competitive Compensation

Company Description
A Production Company owned by a large Grower-Shipper located in Santa Maria California


Why Work Here?
Been in business since 1932, Growing Essential Business with career growth opportunities.

A Production Company owned by a large Grower-Shipper located in Santa Maria California


1850 W. Stowell Road Santa Maria

Santa Maria, CA



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