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Operations Manager - LA Farming Farmscape +1 more

  • Date Posted July 29, 2020
  • Location Los Angeles, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Farmscape is the largest urban farming venture in the country, with headquarters in Los Angeles and Oakland. We design, install, and tend intensive organic vegetable gardens for residences, schools, restaurants, and other organizations. We actively manage 300 gardens in California, turning the city back into a farm one yard at a time. Job description

Farmscape seeks an Operations Manager to oversee administrative & logistical operations of the LA Residential Farm Department. Our farm team draws on extensive field experience and principles of organic and sustainable farming to manage over 150 residential gardens throughout Los Angeles. Our farmers are on-site weekly– planting, pruning, harvesting and engaging with our clients in the field.

 

Job Description

Administrative 55%

  • Manage route planning for 150+ gardens and 10 staff throughout Los Angeles
  • Create spreadsheets and maps to manage Farm Department logistics
  • Coordinate spring and fall planting logistics; gather and organize data from farm team and clients, order and distribute inventory, schedule soil delivery and seasonal tilling of ~75 gardens, coordinate with HR Director to hire and manage seasonal maintenance crews
  • Order and maintain inventory including  farmer supplies and season switch materials; ensure timely fulfillment
  • Coordinate farmer coverage for vacations, sick time, and leave
  • Collect and enter data into Customer Relationship Management system

Farmer Management 20%

  • Work beside LA Residential Farm Manager to support farmers with customer service troubleshooting
  • Assist in developing and organizing trainings for all farmers covering Farmscape-related topics
  • Identify opportunities for Farm Department improvements and efficiencies

Customer Service 15%

  • Maintain good customer relationships, both in-person and via phone/email
  • Answer customer concerns in a timely manner and communicate problems upward
  • Represent Farmscape services in a professional manner

Other 10%

  • Assists with farming maintenance and season switch tasks, as needed, including garden routes, vacation coverage, soil deliveries and garden tilling
  • Attend staff, service, and training meetings as required
  • Additional tasks, as assigned by your manager
  • Collect and organize photos for social media 

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience managing administration and operations
  • 1+ year(s) personnel/team management 
  • Experience in annual vegetable cultivation, landscaping and/or fruit tree care 
  • Expert knowledge of spreadsheets, Google Suite apps and comfort working with apps
  • Ability to communicate clearly, confidently, and professionally with customers and staff
  • Ability to learn and adapt to Farmscape best practices
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail a must
  • Valid driver’s license and a working vehicle

 

Start Date: August, 2020

Location: Los Angeles, with weekly visits to our office in Frogtown

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm 

Benefits: Health insurance, 401(k) plan with employer matching, FSA & Dependent Care plan,  Paid vacation and Mileage reimbursement. 

Supervisor: LA Residential Farm Manager

Status: Full time, hourly, non-exempt


 

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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