3P Partners

  • Executive Vice President and General Manager of Agriculture

    Job Locations US-CA-Chico
    Job ID
    2018-1409
    Category
    Senior Management
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    The EVP Agriculture (EVP) will be responsible for all aspects of growing operations, grower management, agricultural policy, agricultural processing facilities and serve as the external face of the company for agricultural industry leadership.  This will include the management of company-owned orchards and contracting with unaffiliated growers.  In addition, the EVP will take a leadership role at an industry level, continuing to advance the use of technology throughout the enterprise.  S/he has responsibility for the strategic oversight and operational performance of the company’s farm assets, raw material procurement and production.  The successful candidate will be very hands-on, working closely and collaboratively with the other members of the senior leadership team in executing the Company’s aggressive growth strategy

    Job Function

    • Develop and implement a strategic and tactical plan for all agricultural operations to ensure on-going ability and capacity to grow. Includes both company-owned orchards, sourcing from other growers and processing activities.
    • Develop planning and budgeting for the all areas of the company’s production operations.
    • Identify state of the art processes and resources to use inputs efficiently so that resources such as water and land are used to optimize production and profitability.
    • Plan, coordinate, and control the daily operation of the agriculture organization through its managers.
    • Manage the agriculture strategy and P&L, including all agricultural revenue, capital expenditures and direct costs.
    • Motivate and lead the agriculture team; improve employee productivity and efficiency through training, internal growth, programs, etc.
    • Ensure that the growing operations are aligned with changes in changing customer requirements, such as sustainability, and growing consumer demand (for example organic products).
    • Contribute cross-functionally as a member of the senior leadership team.
    • Professionally represent the Company externally in dealings with government, media and industry in a manner that supports and perpetuates the Company’s leadership position.
    • Well versed and agree to the business continuity Commitment to Food Safety and Quality. Report anything that may compromise food safety and quality to appropriate personnel, including the SQF Practitioner.
    • Comply with the regulations as outlined in the corporate Document Control Polic
    • Encourage compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), Good Agricultural Practices (GAP’s), and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP’s), when applicable.
    • fulfill certain roles for the CEO in their absence, as deemed appropriate.
    • In the event that the EVP is absent or unavailable, the back-up for their duties is the CEO, unless otherwise described.
    • Manage and ensure site security.
    • Communicate a positive image of the company to the entire staff and customers.
    • Apply all safety rules and regulations and prevent work hazards.

    Job Requirements

    • Minimum of 10 years of full P&L management experience in businesses larger than $50MM, preferably some in the agriculture or manufacturing arena.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience with external supplier / customer account management and / or technological development
    • A solid grounding in and deep knowledge of capital-intensive industries where long-term planning attuned to market risk is crucial.
    • Initiative to develop new policies, systems and procedures to make work processes more efficient.
    • A strategic thinker—and hands-on doer-- with the knowledge, skills, experience and judgment to evaluate the existing and ongoing utilization/performance of the Company’s orchards.
    • A track record of designing and executing plans that drove improvements in the sustainable performance of a business.
    • Knowledge of enterprise-wide business practices and the systemization of total quality management.
    • Proven collaborative, negotiation, communication, and integrative skills that are effective at all levels of the organization from board room to the farmer tailgate.
    • Demonstrated strong leadership and team-building expertise.
    • Experience with and understating of sustainable agricultural practices in a large growing operation.
    • Strong analytical aptitude and mind set.
    • A business builder’s perspective and thought process
    • Solid understanding of how technology can be used to improve efficiency and drive out costs.
    • Superior judgment to quickly prioritize opportunities and build consensus upon them

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