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Farm Manager (Greater Palm Springs Desert Area)

  • Position:Farm Manager
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full Time
  • Job Status: Salaried, Exempt
  • Department: Operations Management
  • Supervisory Responsibility: Yes
  • Reports To: President
  • Location:Greater Palm Springs Desert Area


Job Summary:

Leading national supplier of fresh culinary herbs to the retail and food service channels is seeking an experienced Regional Farm Manager, responsible for the overall production operations including planting, harvesting, bulk packing, farm crops planning, general facility maintenance, internal transportation and managing labor needs.

The Regional Manager’s territory within California includes; Greater Palm Springs Desert Area, Ventura and farms within the Central CA Valley.

Business Travel - (30% travel required)


Essential Duties:

  • Lead and oversee direct reports to accomplish successful crop production yields and quality expectations of the organization
  • Forecast and plan labor for all greenhouse and farm operations
  • Forecast and plan crop production and rotation
  • Partner in compliance with legal regulatory requirements such as EEO, wage and hour and ADA, OSHA and work safety protocols
  • Make sure labor is deployed in the most efficient and effective way
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, multi task and excellent problem solver
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ERP systems (Navision preferred) and other internal tracking systems



  • Bachelor Degree in Horticulture and/or Agriculture Production Management
  • 10+ years of related experience in Horticulture and/or Plant Production preferably with Herbs
  • Intermediate to Excellent Microsoft Office knowledge (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word etc.)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Pesticide Certified Applicator license required
  • CCOF, HAACP and Organic Certification compliance expertise required
  • Local to Desert region
  • Valid CA Driver’s License and maintain eligibility for company sponsored vehicle insurance 


Physical Activities:

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms; frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and occasionally required to stand, walk, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision; and color vision.

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