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This job expired on February 15, 2019

Seedhouse Operations Manager Fruition Seeds

  • Date Posted December 17, 2018
  • Location Naples, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Fruition Seeds cultivates resiliency, focusing on the development and distribution of regionally significant genetics as well as sharing extraordinary resources and inspiration.

Fruition Seeds Values:
  • We create a safe, communicative, growth-oriented, and collaborative work environment
  • We see and support our staff as partners not only as employees
  • Our farm continually advances regenerative and ecological farming practices
  • Our seeds are of the highest quality, certified organic, focused on trait selection as well as population diversity for a changing climate
  • Our farm work is focused on breeding, and seed production where we have the greatest impact on variety improvement
  • We work with like-minded partners that are advancing regenerative, organic and family-based agriculture
  • We inspire gardeners to experience and share the joy, bounty, and community in growing vegetables, flowers and herbs
Job description

Seedhouse Operations Manager(SOM)
Reports to: Founder/GM

Position Summary:  The SOM will lead our seedhouse team in fulfilling daily orders, managing inventory, and efficiently coordinating all office activities. We currently ship 15,000 orders annually.  Additionally, website management and managing the retail program are expected. 

Fruition Seeds Values:

  • We create a safe, communicative, growth-oriented, and collaborative work environment
  • We see and support our staff as partners not only as employees
  • Our farm continually advances regenerative and ecological farming practices
  • Our seeds are of the highest quality, certified organic, focused on trait selection as well as population diversity for a changing climate
  • Our farm work is focused on breeding, and seed production where we have the greatest impact on variety improvement
  • We work with like-minded partners that are advancing regenerative, organic and family based agriculture
  • We inspire gardeners to experience and share the joy, bounty, and community in growing vegetables, flowers and herbs


Expectations of the position are:

 

DISTRIBUTION (20%)

  • Manage all aspects of seed packing (inventory, packing, restocking, crew training and scheduling)
  • Manage all aspects of Order fulfillment including backend software, crew training, and scheduling
  • Ensure all shipping materials are in stock
  • Continually improve process and throughput time in all distribution tasks

    
 INVENTORY MANAGEMENT (20%)

  • Ensure seed inventory is tracked and seeds/materials/documents are up to date and appropriate measures are taken when low on stock or out of stock: seed packets, bulk seed inventory
  • Coordinate with GM seed purchasing, contracts and scale of crop planning to ensure sufficient inventory

OFFICE MANAGEMENT (20%)

  • Event Support: Application, Payment, insurance, other forms as required
  • Support Quarterly Tax filing
  • Contact list management
  • Administer All NOFA and other certification documents
  • Manage office inventory (computers, shipping material, etc)
  • Coordinate with bookkeeper on accounts payable, invoices and receivables
  • Maintain all computers, phones, printers, etc.
  • File incoming mail
  • Return voicemail                                                                                                                                 

STAFF DEVELOPMENT (20%)

  • Manage all staff seasonally and year-round associated with any warehouse responsibilities. With GM: support staff in establishing development plans, monthly review, annual performance evaluations
  • Run weekly staff meeting

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (20%)

  • Manage website content updates including but not limited to (inventory management, seasonal and promotional updates, resource updates)
  • Support video and resource uploads
  • Manage and expand the retail program (managing accounts: order fulfillment, invoicing, receiving)

 

As the SOM, a typical day may include (but not limited to):

  • Coordinating daily fulfillment schedule, leading team meeting to review QC/system design
  • Troubleshooting fulfillment challenges and refining flow
  • Coordinating weekly packing plan
  • Reviewing inventory and ordering supplies as needed
  • File incoming mail and communications
  • Ensure all accounts payable and receivable are up to date
  • Upload content on website
  • Fielding questions from retail sales partners
  • Other projects, tasks and efforts as they are required.

  

To thrive in this position you…

  • Continually seek out professional growth
  • Love to collaborate. You trust your team; your team trusts you
  • Have high expectations for yourself and your team
  • Communicate in direct and open ways
  • Find joy in gathering, analyzing and sharing information and insight with your team
  • Have experience in scheduling and inventory management.
  • Have a proven record of evaluating and improving workflow and quality of service
  • Cultivate your ability to remain focused and positive, especially in challenging and fast paced circumstances.

 

Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $28,000.00 - $42,000.00 Work visa This employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for international applicants Application instructions
This job expired on February 15, 2019
DeadlineDecember 31, 2018

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