Farm Managers - Eastern Canada and North Dakota, USA

Cavendish Farms is currently seeking an individual for the position of:

Farm Manager

Opportunities in Eastern Canada and North Dakota, USA

Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and food service markets throughout Canada, the United States and around the world.  We have two state-of-the-art potato processing plants in PEI and another in Jamestown, ND, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, ON.  Our Head office is in Dieppe, NB and sales office locations are in Toronto, Montreal and Boston.

Cavendish Farms is looking for seasoned farm managers to join our team!  If you’re passionate about a place where you’ll make your mark, be appreciated and grow your career, we want you to grow with us.  At Cavendish Farms we are proud to provide employees:

An engaging Culture rooted in our Values
More opportunities for career advancement
A stable job for the future

Reporting to the VP of Agriculture, the Farm Manager will provide expertise and oversee the management of successfully growing potatoes for French Fry Processing.  This includes directing all daily operations, from: Planting, Growing, Harvesting and Storing. The Farm Managers’ expertise will be utilized in order to attain the highest possible yields, quality, and profitability from farm operations. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, “Can Do” attitude and the ability to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment.

Successful Candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Education Required: Post-secondary education in Agriculture and/or Business
Experience Required:
o Farm management experience
o Preparing and managing budgets
o Proven People management & conflict resolution experience
o Growing potatoes

Experience with development of the following:
o Centre Pivot Irrigation
o Land Clearing and conversion
o Sustainable fertility management

Full understanding of disease, fungi and insect management required
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Proven analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills, with a strong focus on program improvement
Negotiation and business skills including the ability deal with landowners 
Willingness to work flexible hours is required

Key Responsibilities: 
Analyze and interpret historical data to ensure practical and timely operational decisions are made
Produce the highest quality raw product for long term storage
Identify/implement crop management practices to enhance quality of production and evaluate current and new production practices
Scale all operations of the business to ensure the proper utilization of capital/human resources
Partner with internal stakeholders to determine raw requirements to meet business demands
Management of financial budgets, cost statements and profitability
Cultivate positive relationships with our suppliers and customers in the farming Community

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