Seed Production Manager 

Douglass King Seeds is looking for a hardworking, detail-oriented, self-starter to add to our team to assist in all areas of production operations. This position’s main responsibility is field establishment and management in growing native plants for seed production. This role will manage labor, equipment, and materials related to the farm and crop operations, production and harvest. The Ideal candidate will be a passionate person who is interested in helping expand our company’s vision in a growing market.  

Duties

  • Develop Budgets for production operations

  • Assist with coordinating the activities of farming operations and DKSeeds production

  • Assist in scheduling and coordination of the timing and placement of plantings

  • Hire and oversee contract laborers — and train if needed

  • Coordinate with TDA for field certification certification

  • Manage Extensive Record keeping

  • Oversee transitioning of seed from the field to warehouse

  • Assist with strategic planning, which is used to coordinate ongoing activities and processes that DKSeeds uses to systematically coordinate and align resources and actions with mission, vision and strategy throughout an organization.

  • Maintain and repair farm equipment, or coordinate outsourced repairs when necessary

  • Liaison between DKSeeds and growers

    • Lead in finding new grower partnerships in expanding regions

    • Coordinate use of equipment,  irrigation schedules, agronomic work, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides with growers

Skills and Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in the agronomy, range management, habitat restoration, or an ecological field is preferred. (Or equivalent work experience.)

  • 2 to 3 years experience in industry a plus.

  • Ability to work independently, with little oversight

  • A strong communication skills

  • Ability to track, record, and analyze data to improve yields

  • Willingness to relocate

  • Willingness to travel

  • Demonstrated track record of reliability and dependability

  • Mechanical repair knowledge a plus

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs

For employment inquiries, please send your resume to careers@DKSeeds.com.