COO / Greenhouse Manager

Hiring Organization: Sklarczyk Seed Farm, LLC
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Johannesburg, MI
Application Deadline: October 30, 2021

Sklarczyk Seed Farm is looking for a team oriented and motivated individual to serve as the Operations Manager for our hydroponic greenhouse operation.

Who Are We:

Our story began in 1982 when there was a need to improve the potato seed industry by producing high quality nuclear seed to field seed growers. Today our second-generation potato mini-tuber production facility serving customers in North America as well as numerous countries around the world.  Our operation, located in Johannesburg, Michigan, provides seed potatoes to customers that serve the chipping, processing and retail industries. We are a team and family-oriented business that focuses on quality, service, community, customers, environment, and our people.

Job Description:

This position is responsible for leading the hydroponic greenhouse operation and production of seed potatoes. The position will be responsible for providing leadership to the greenhouse staff and reports directly to the owners.

Key Position Elements:

  • Manage all personnel and motivate the team to achieve goals
  • Coordinate potato planning process and timing with leadership
  • Handle the purchasing of supplies
  • Develop positive relationships within the team
  • Direct the harvest, storage, and shipping operations
  • Work directly with customers to coordinate the proper shipping time
  • Maintain all required records
  • Self-starter
  • Maintain buildings
  • Maintain and troubleshoot equipment
  • Professional customer interface
  • Provide positive community interface

Desired Qualification

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Ag or Horticulture related fields or Business degree
  • 5+ years’ experience managing operations
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Team building skills
  • Experience leading large projects is a plus
  • Adapt to changing work situations
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects with multiple priorities at one time
  • Capable in the use of Windows based computer programs (Access, Excel)

Benefits

  • Marketplace competitive salary
  • 401(k) plan option
  • Healthcare
  • Personal time off
  • Bonus plan
  • Paid holidays

To Apply

Please send resume to Ben at ben@ssfseedpotatoes.com or call 989-731-5452 for more information