General Manager at Atlas Farm
Posted: Mon, March 16, 2020
South Deerfield, Ma job
Phone Number: 540-209-4318
Founded in 2004, Atlas Farm is a 95-acre certified organic, diversified family farm with its roots in the fertile soil of the Connecticut River Valley. Our produce is sold at the Atlas Farm Store, Farmer’s Markets and to wholesale customers throughout New England. Atlas Farm is seeking a General Manager. This a new role that is responsible for overseeing daily operations, strategic business planning, crop sales, financial management and analysis. This role reports directly to the Owner.
Scope of Work:
Support managers in daily operations of: field production, greenhouse production, packing house, administrative, farm store, farmer’s market, and equipment and facilities.
Support managers in labor relations and to refine and develop SOPs.
Oversee employee lifecycle stages; recruiting, hiring, onboarding, development, retention and exit.
Foster a culture of transparent and effective communication across the entire management team.
Strategic Planning/ Financial Management
Collaborate with farm owner to develop short and long term strategic plans for each department.
Analyze business financial statements, crop production and sales records to create quarterly and annual budgets for the overall business and for each department.
Understand the account and company setup steps and maintain knowledge of all areas of the company’s QuickBooks records.
Build sales pipeline for field and greenhouse crops. Identify ideal customer profiles and target markets.
Maintain and develop relationships with new and existing customers to meet sales goals.
Assist Packing House manager in on-boarding new customers and accounts.
Assist Farmer’s Market Manager and Farm Store Manager in hitting their sales goals and in general retail management.
This is a full time, year round position with increased hours during the field production season of April through November and reduced hours from December through March.
April-November: average 55 hours/week with ramp up and down on both ends of the main growing season; typical schedule M-F, 5:30am-4:00pm with part time Saturday hours
December-March: average 35-40 hours/week; typical schedule M-F, 8am-4pm
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business management or related field.
2 or more years in a senior level management role in the agriculture industry or related field.
Qualifications & Requirements
Culturally aligned with Atlas Farm’s mission, vision and values.
Knowledge and understanding of standard concepts, practices and procedures in a greenhouse and field grown agriculture environment required.
Demonstrated problem-solving and management skills.
Ability to communicate clearly with employees, management, customers and vendors.
Fluent in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office.
Ability to stand for long periods of time, walk, reach with hands and arms, as well as stooping, kneeling, crouching and climbing.
Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, often lift up to 25 pounds, and constantly lift up to 10 pounds.
Potential start-up Equity to align incentives
Relocation assistance available.
Competitive annual salary
80 hours paid vacation time in first year + performance review
Additional one week unpaid vacation time available from December through March.
Complimentary farm produce
25% discount on all goods sold at the Atlas Farm Store.
Health Insurance benefits TBD
Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.