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- G&D Team
San Diego Field Operations Manager
3588 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
Seeking candidates for a full-time, experienced and energetic Field Operation Manager (FOM) at our San Marcos, CA farm to help manage day-to-day production schedules in order to meet/exceed our sales projections. The FOM will work with our sales team and farm crew to critically maintain and optimize plant and soil health. You will manage all aspects of crop production in addition to pre and post harvest quality control. The role of the FOM is to grow the highest quality & unique to market crops along with a culture of continuous improvement.
Approximate average weekly hours : 50 hours
Annual Salary: $65,000+ *based on qualifications.
Established in 2005, Girl & Dug Farm started in an 8-acre farm as "Lucky Growers," but not before founders Brian and Agnes Choi were lovingly pushed out of their prior fresh-cut flower business by their children who wanted them to enjoy retirement. Despite Brian and Agnes' plans to retire and grow flowers for the family's retail shop, their Korean Cucumbers and Sesame Leaf would be so well-received that the 8-acre farm blossomed into 60 acres. Obsessive and driven to discover, grow, and introduce the weirdly wild produce of the world, Brian and Agnes' son Aaron succeeded them in 2009, and so came "Girl & Dug Farm," a nod to his daughters and their lovable overweight beagle Dug.
Today, we farm a total of approximately 180 acres, employing about 100 workers. We serve our unique vegetables to restaurants and chefs nationwide, including Michelin-starred in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York. Our “Lucky Growers” brand serves nearly all Korean retail markets in the US through retail partners and distributors.
BRANCHING OUT INTO THE FUTURE
Food feeds our bodies but we rarely consider how it nourishes our mind and soul. Food brings people together. People together create conversation. Conversation among people kindles the understanding of others' culture, and thereby the world, a bit better. This is the intersection of farming and art, where we magnify food's unique superpower to make us whole--body, mind, and soul.
Promoting food diversity, practicing responsible farming techniques, and cultivating direct, intimate partnerships with the very chefs best able to translate one-of-a-kind raw ingredients into transformative flavors are all inseparable threads of weaving the future of food and farming.
CULTIVATING CULTURE FOR GROWTH
We believe products are only as good as the company behind them, and companies are only as good as the employees that comprise them. We believe that culture is the sum of every member’s actions that align with the words prescribing them. We don’t always get everything right so we focus on learning how to make things right. Healthy relationships are the key to community and to that end, everything we do as a company places reasonable priority on building, maintaining, and nurturing relationships, be it internally among fellow workers or externally with our customers.
ABOUT THE ROLE
GENERAL DAY-TO-DAY FARM/OPERATION DUTIES
Personnel management and helping run basic production such as:
PRODUCTION, IRRIGATION, FERTIGATION
Irrigation & fertigation are key aspects to production and requires you to go focus on the following:
** We will provide all necessary training on various equipment, materials, vendors, crops, products, etc. and will help you become familiar with the information itself since much of it is unique to our company. Your job is primarily about organizing, maintaining, and building off of that information.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
This is a fast-paced job that requires tracking over a hundred different plants’ daily production/progress and simultaneously helping track and report re: R&D items. Our operation is best described as a well-funded and “established startup”. You may be expected to help build a team of sub-managers and field workers that best accomplishes daily and big-picture tasks while making sure that the grounds & equipment are maintained, clean, and organized.
We want someone who will grow in the position and with the company!
Please email cover letter, resume and any other applicable material you feel appropriate to
Thank you for your interest.