Thursday, September 7, 2017

Farm Sales Coordinator at Food Commons Fresno

Company Description
Food Commons Fresno is the first prototype of a national model, that is structured to retain
ownership, profits and governance of a vertically integrated food business within the local
community. Once the model is refined and successful, other businesses will be launched within
California. The business has been in existence since 2014 and operating since May 2015. The
company is committed to working with small farmers, ranchers and producers of dairy products
within the region. Food Commons Fresno has a goal of sourcing products within a 200 mile
radius, aligning purchases with the California seasonality and supporting farmers and ranchers
that use regenerative practices.

Position Description
Coordinate farm product sales and crop planning-production for 75 acre organic farm. The
position will coordinate sale of produce and crop planning with guidance from the Farm
Manager. The position facilitates the sale of farm produce through the Food Commons Fresno
Wholesale and Ooooby value chains. The position will sell farm produce directly to wholesale,
institutional and retail buyers, with emphasis on creating seasonal sales programs. The position
will work with the Farm Manager and administrative staff to maintain and update records,
reports and training needed to maintain the farm’s organic certification and food safety
compliance.

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience in the produce industry, working with
farmers on crop plans and sales forecasting. The candidate will also have contacts within the
produce industry that have potential to become new customers of the company. This position
reports to the Farm Manager of the Company

Position Responsibilities
1. Crop planning with Food Commons Farm Manager and other farm suppliers
2. Coordinating harvest and pack out schedule with lead farm supervisor
3. Scheduling deliveries through Food Commons, customer or 3rd party carriers
4. Setting up and maintaining a Quality Assurance Program
5. Overseeing all recordkeeping related to organic certification and food safety
6. Conducting regular inspections of equipment and maintaining inventory related to
harvest and pack out of farm produce
7. Maintaining and expanding relationships with wholesale, retail and institutional buyers
8. Working with the Ooooby, and Wholesale buyers to sell farm produce through the Food
Commons value chain.
9. Maintaining pricing and margins for farm produce sales within established guidelines.
10. Reporting and monitoring of farm revenues by crop

Position Requirements
a. Minimum 3 years produce purchasing and sales experience
b. Experience in crop or farm planning
c. Supervisory experience
d. Experience with accounting and inventory software such as Xero.com or QuickBooks
e. Proven record of performance and meeting goals
f. B.A. or B.S. in Agribusiness, Economics or Accounting
g. Experience and familiarity with accounting and financial reporting software
h. Vehicle and valid Driver’s License

Position Compensation
Salary and other benefits negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

To Apply
Email resume and cover letter addressing how you are the right candidate for the position to
david@foodcommonsfresno.org