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Bilingual-Ranch Manager-North Carolina-REITER

Posted 2 years ago in Management & Exec

Job Description:

The Berry Ranch Manager performs the vital function of developing and operating RAC’s berry farm operations in a manner that is economically successful, strategically oriented, and technically innovative.

Under the direction of the Production manager, the Ranch Manager will maintain a RAC farms and develop plans for the farm, directly manage its farming operations, and be responsible for its P&L. The Ranch Manager will be responsible for all aspects of RAC’s new farming operations, including overseeing ranch development, managing the ground prep and planting process, hiring and management of operational and harvest labor, and executing day to day cultural growing practices and harvest activities in order to ensure successful crops.

Position Reports to:
Production Manager
Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Manages and supervises, with hands-on involvement, all farming activities, including irrigation system installation and management, land prep, planting, fertilization and pesticide applications, pruning, and harvesting.
  • Identifies, sources, and hires labor; develops and manages crews; ensures proper training; manages performance.
  • Learn and implement the latest and best current production practices from within the RAC organization, as well as from university and other outside industry resources; develop and advance knowledge and innovations that deliver competitive advantage.
  • Develops and manages operating budgets; assess the capital budget needs; manage costs; and deliver expected profitability.
  • Responsible for submission of production data and any required crop information.
  • Ensures compliance with all labor laws, prime audits or food safety, company policy and workers safety.
  • Responsible for the development of harvesting supervisors for succession plan
  • Participate in weekly and monthly crop statement reviews
  • Continued communication with Driscoll’s to ensure accurate estimates of crops and to deliver high quality to the cooler
  • Maintains a well organized, clean and safe work environment
  • Travel required between RAC’s various districts; industry conferences; etc. 20% travel
  • 1-3 years of experience in production agriculture.
  • Direct berry crop farming experience preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent education required.
  • Ability to operate farm equipment
  • Operate and maintain drip irrigation systems
  • Implement fertilization and pest management programs
  • Engage in hands on pruning and harvest activities
  • Ability to develop and manage personnel
  • Demonstrated strength in operational administration
  • Understanding of agricultural financial measurements
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently as well as with growers, team members and management
  • Detail oriented, with effective verbal, writing and presentation skills.

About Reiter Affiliated Companies:

Reiter Affiliated Companies...

Reiter Affiliated Companies is the largest fresh berry supplier in North America. Its performance directly impacts its sole customer Driscolls Strawberry seeks to always provide the berry quality and quantity needed to meet Driscolls customer needs. Being Driscolls best berry solution is key to RAC's continued success.

Since the turn of the century the Reiter family has been growing and expanding both geographically and within the berry patch. When Joe Reiter (Garland's and Miles' father) first began farming, the company was not referred to as Rieter Affiliated Companies; however the fundamental values and principles have been alive and core to the evolution of what RAC stands for today.

The broad base of RAC' wholly-owned production supply, complemented by partnerships has built itself to be the largest year-round fresh multi-berry producer in the world. Reiter Affiliated Companies is a family-owned organization which is committed to maintaining a family-like atmosphere. Complementing the family spirit, ownership relies on and rewards strong leaders to voice their opinion and provide strategic input.

Over the past fifteen years Reiter Affiliated Companies has doubled its business three times, with plans to continue the trend. The combination of opportunities, vision and ambition has created a company that is constantly looking for the next advantage. RAC has a unique trait; they are not only looking at ways to surpass their competition, but are constantly reflecting on how they can make themselves stronger. With the future looking brighter than ever, RAC looks forward to continuing to lead the way in growing and producing high quality berries year round.

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