Tennessee – Stony Creek Colors hiring Agricultural Operations Supervisor

Springfield, Tennessee

Position: Agricultural Operations Supervisor

Company: Stony Creek Colors, an emerging company based in Springfield, TN, manufactures bio-based textile dyes that improve profitability and sustainability for farmers, while empowering our customers – fashion brands and textile mills – with greater transparency. We deliver the most reliable and sustainable plant based colorants to the textile industry worldwide, helping fashion brands meet their goal of reducing hazardous chemical use. Stony Creek Colors has developed complete agricultural supply chains based on new, specialty crops like indigo to replace imported, petroleum-based synthetic textile

Job Description: The mission of the agricultural operations supervisor is to ensure reliable availability and delivery of high-quality biomass from our partner contract farmers. The company has a successful history producing natural indigo across Tennessee and is now seeking an experienced agricultural operations supervisor to expand crop production in and around Robertson County, TN.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise daily operations to achieve annual production plan
  • Establish and supervise comprehensive crop scouting program
  • Schedule and coordinate production and harvesting with processing plant manager and contract farmers
  • Oversee maintenance of agricultural equipment
  • Ensure accurate and timely data collection and reporting
  • Coordinate on-farm research activities
  • Supervise a small team of agricultural operations associates
  • Interface with contract farmers and greenhouse growers to provide feedback and guidance on conditions and practices
  • Assist with off-season research planning and execution
  • Recruit farmers and greenhouse growers for future acreage expansion
  • Other duties as required
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required (equipment purchase, etc.)

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Post-secondary (associates or bachelors) degree in agriculture-related field preferred.
  • 3+ years operating and maintaining heavy machinery (experience with agricultural equipment preferred)
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize competing tasks logically
  • Follows tasks through to completion
  • High standards of excellence with ability to initiate difficult conversations and require accountability when needed
  • Comfortable in changing environment
  • Good driving record
  • Basic computer and mathematics skills

Preferred:

  • 3+ years farm supervisory experience in mid-scale farm production or agricultural R&D environment using progressive row crop farming techniques
  • Knowledge of tobacco farming techniques and equipment
  • Successful record of executing farm research projects and incorporating results into future commercial farming practices
  • 3+ years managing network of contract farmers
  • 3+ years supervising farm workers
  • Knowledge of tools and software to facilitate managing geographically-dispersed farmland
  • Working knowledge of Spanish

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@stonycreekcolors.com.

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