Farm Manager

WhiteWave Foods, Inc

El Centro , California

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O’Lakes, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega™ and Wallaby Organic brands, DanoneWave has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company.  We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world’s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

Manages farm concerned with raising, harvesting and packing farm products for corporations, cooperatives, and other owners by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Analyzes market conditions to determine acreage allocations.  Purchases farm machinery and equipment and supplies such as tractors, seed, fertilizer, and chemicals.  Prepares various management reports.  Collaborates with office personnel engaged in preparing payrolls and keeping records.  Visits fields to inspect and estimate maturity dates of crops and potential crop damage due to harsh weather conditions.  Confers with purchasers, and determines when and under what conditions to sell crops.  Collaborates, oversees and directs supervisors of hand labor, harvest, ranch and truck crews.  Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise employees in the Hand Labor, Harvest, Ranch and Truck crews. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Also directly supervises non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Over five years related experience and/or training.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to top management

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Class C Driver’s License, CPR/First Aid Certified