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COO/CFO Specialty Crop Operation

South East

Posted: 01/24/2023 Industry: Produce Job Number: 16662 Targeted Compensation: $200,000.00

Job Description

COO/CFO Specialty Crop Operation

Ag 1 Source is looking for a mid-career individual with a strong Financial and Operations experience to serve as COO/CFO to a large southeastern berry operation. This is a well funded and growing company and this role will be a key leader in the business and aid in their strategic growth initiatives across the southeast. Our preference would be someone with berry specific experience, but a leader with working knowledge of vertically integrated specialty crop operations will certainly be entertained.

What’s in it for you:

  • Well established team to support you and lead the hands-on, day-to-day activities
  • Strong financially backed organization with a desire to grow and expand
  • Help to bring their farm and brand to a wider audience
  • Live remote within the South East but travel to their locations through the season and as needed
  • Healthy compensation, bonus and benefit package.

What you will be doing:

  • Direct the businesses financial operations and performance
  • Oversee and manage the annual budget and P&L
  • Financial Reports and analysis of potential capital investments
  • Evaluate operational processes and infrastructure to allow for efficiencies and growth
  • Report to the Board of Directors
  • Supervise management personnel
  • Inventory management oversight
  • Management of insurance programs, USDA farm programs, compliance, reports, etc.

A successful candidate for this COO/CFO Specialty Crop Operation will possess the following:

  • 8+ years experience in Ag Production and Farm/Business Operations
  • High competency of finance and accounting in an agricultural business
  • Exceptional capacity for problem solving
  • Prior leadership experience and employee relations skills
  • BS Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Ag Business, Ag Econ, etc. and a CPA or MBA a plus but not required.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Experience with berry crops and/or specialty crop grower/packer/shippers is preferred.

Compensation: Will very much depend on level of experience, but not opposed to targeting $200K base for the right individual.

Benefits: Full benefits, company vehicle, bonus, etc.

Desired Location: South Eastern NC or Southern GA is preferred, but within reason of the South East, NC, GA, FL and willingness to travel, is ok.

Ag 1 Source has been focused on Executive Level Agriculture recruiting since 2002, our network runs deep. If this role isn't quite the right fit for you, but, are still open in exploring career growth, feel free to do so HERE. Or, if you know someone who may be interested in this role, please reach out HERE. We provide up to a $500 referral bonus for individuals that are referred and we place.

*Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the COO/CFO Specialty Crop Operation job.

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