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Agriculture Manager

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Departement: Agriculture
Shift: Day
Workplace: Tecumseh
Company: Nortera

Joining Nortera means choosing opportunities to grow together!


As North America's leader in ready-to-cook vegetables, we are committed to contributing to the well-being of society by providing access to healthy and sustainable food. Nortera produces major private and retail brands and markets its own brand Arctic Gardens.

Why choose Nortera

  • Competitive salary and Annual bonus program
  • Group Health Insurance program w/HSA or FSA
  • Dental/Vision Insurance and several supplemental Insurance options
  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
  • Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Reimbursement for tuition fees and physical activity
  • Referral program 
  • An environment that fosters learning and professional development
  • Opportunities to work on inspiring projects in a growing company!

Your daily role

  • Monitor, direct, and mentor employees under your supervision, ensuring effective team performance.
  • Oversee seed supply, inventories, and transportation, and liaise with seed suppliers on performance and trials.
  • Prepare and participate in annual crop negotiations and maintain positive relationships with growers by providing information on production, cultivars, pest control programs, and fertilizers.
  • Develop planting schedules and sequencing based on production and sales requirements.
  • Ensure crops are monitored, harvested at optimum maturity, and delivered on schedule.
  • Assist with pretests and attend daily production meetings to set priorities.
  • Act as a liaison for crop insurance, attending disputes to determine the liability of bypassed acres.
  • Actively network with peers and suppliers in the industry.
  • Oversee the distribution and sale of waste by-products.
  • Ensure compliance with established HACCP, Food Safety, and GMP protocols.
  • Be accountable for the health and safety of employees by ensuring that buildings, machinery, and equipment are safe, and that employees adhere to legislation and established safe work practices and procedures.

Your profile

  • Minimum of 3 years practical experience in an Agriculture field.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Agriculture industry combined with a proven understanding of requirements for successful branch operations; demonstrated experience in leading and successfully coaching others within an organization.
  • Experience in monitoring crop health and coordinating timely harvests.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage seed supply, inventories, and transportation efficiently.
  • Ability to develop and manage planting schedules based on production and sales requirements.
  • Knowledge of crop insurance and experience in handling insurance disputes.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills to build relationships within the industry and with suppliers.
  • Flexibility to be on call 24 hours during critical planting and harvesting seasons.
  • Commitment to ensuring compliance with HACCP, Food Safety, and GMP protocols.
  • Dedication to maintaining the health and safety of all employees under your supervision, ensuring adherence to legislation and safe work practices.
  • Salary range: $87,000 - $108,650



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Nortera believes in Equal Opportunity for all and is committed to ensuring all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, have an opportunity to apply for those positions that they are interested in and qualify for without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Nortera is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals so that an individual can perform their job related duties. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and require special assistance or an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please contact us at 585-434-0399.

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