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Farm Operations Manager Grateful Greens

  • Date Posted July 03, 2024
  • Location Brattleboro, VT
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Grateful Greens mission is to provide New England with the freshest, tastiest, and most
nutritious microgreens possible and to foster relationships within our community to serve it to the
best of our ability. We are a start up microgreens farm that delivers across New England on a
weekly basis including providing microgreen to its sister farm Boston Microgreens. Job description Job Description:
The Farm Operations Manager will oversee the daily operations of our 4,600 square foot indoor microgreens farm. This role involves managing the entire farm team as well as the cultivation
process, from seeding to harvesting to packaging, ensuring optimal plant health and yield. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in agriculture, horticulture, or related fields,
coupled with excellent management and organizational skills.

Responsibilities:
Operational Management: Oversee (with the support of the Sales and Marketing Director) the
day-to-day farm operations, including planting, composting, growing, harvesting, and packaging
of microgreens. A weekly planting order delivered to the farm staff is a critical component of our process.
Procedures: A continued management, refinement and creation of standard operating procedures.
Team Leadership: Manage, train, and supervise farm staff, ensuring a high level of
performance and morale.
Crop Management: Monitor and maintain optimal growing conditions, including light, temperature, humidity, soil, and seeds.
Quality Control: Manage the process around meeting all requirements of CAPS+LGS, FSMA
regulation, and our USDA organic certification.
Cleaning: Creating and maintaining cleaning regimens across the farm in order to maintain a facility that offers a safe and clean environment.
Inventory Management: Maintain accurate records of supplies, equipment, and inventory levels. Order supplies as needed.
Process Improvement: Continuously evaluate and improve farming techniques and processes
to increase efficiency and yield.
Data Management: Keep detailed records of crop performance, pest and disease management, and other key metrics.
Customer Relations: Interact with customers and clients, providing excellent service and addressing any concerns when necessary. This person will act as a back up delivery driver as
necessary.
Other Tasks: Can be assigned as needed by Grateful Greens.

Qualifications:
- Must have a Class C / Standard operator driver’s license, a clean driving record and
professional experience driving a large van or truck is a plus.
- Must have reliable transportation. Valid driver's license with a clean driving record.
- Experience in farming.
- Excel, Google sheet and Quickbooks experience and knowledge.
- Strong communication and customer service skills.
- Ability to lift and carry heavy items.
- Attention to detail, critical thinking capabilities, and a high level of reliability.
- Time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
- Flexible and positive attitude.
- Basic math skills.
- A sense of responsibility.

Physical Requirements:
The job may require sitting or standing for long periods of time sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing,
and pulling of items weighing up to 50 pounds. The candidate should be able to stand, walk,
and drive for extended periods.

Working Conditions:
This position involves office work, driving a delivery van, indoor/outdoor work, exposure to
varying weather conditions, hands-on farm work, and occasional weekend or evening hours.
Salaried position. Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $40,000.00 - $60,000.00 Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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