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Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Foster relationships with our grower/suppliers that enable business development for all parties. Proactively inspect and monitor fields and raw product storage facilities for food safety, environmental conditions and product quality.
  • Coordinate with the Agriculture Food Safety Manager for North America on Food Safety Initiatives relevant to the location. Extend programs to the farm and ensure grower compliance.
  • Identify and communicate key improvement areas with respect to production, quality, and food safety, to grower/suppliers.
  • Inspect, gather, analyze and report potato crop data and field activities of contract grower/suppliers.
  • Retrieve field and storage samples as applicable during the season.

Proactively collect and process grower/suppliers field and storage records including seed source data, chemical application records, & agronomic data.

  • Drive change within the company and within our grower group as new technology and apps are adapted and integrated into our business.
  • Utilize databases as decision-making tools, recommend actions and follow through to reach or exceed goals in managing raw potatoes into the plant.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams with our production partners to gain knowledge and drive continuous improvement in French Fry manufacturing.
  • Attend and participate in local and national agricultural production meetings to gain knowledge of current and upcoming agricultural practices. Drive the Safety Agenda in the work environment.
  • Complete other duties as assigned and act as back-up to team for coverage. Provide weekend and holiday coverage for the potato scheduler as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent agriculture related field experience. Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Business, Agronomy, or related field preferred
  • 1-3 years relevant working experience, preferably within agriculture, manufacturing and/or quality.
  • Strong leadership qualities and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to develop and nurture strong cross-functional and departmental relationships.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Excel is required.
  • Knowledge of computers, GPS, and smart phone technologies are essential. Understanding of GIS and remote sensing an asset.
  • Excellent command of English, both verbal & written.
  • Valid driver’s license (current Drivers Abstract required)
  • Travels within local region and other locations to support Developmental Plan and business deliverables as needed.


City
wisconsin rapids
Province/State
WI
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
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