Farming Operations Manager

Farming Operations Manager

  • City, Country

    Salinas, CA

  • Contract type

    CDI

  • Working time

    hrs / week

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Pioneer and leading company in agricultural robotics solutions, Naïo Technologies markets an award winning range of autonomous robots (AgriTechnica Germany Silver medal 2019,  CES Las Vegas Innovation Price 2022).

Growing fast in Europe and North America, the company provides a combination of innovative technologies and deep agricultural know-how in support of its end clients and distribution partners.

Driven by a strong sense of Corporate Social Responsibility, Naio Technologies offers multiple job opportunities in the AgriTech domain and strives to provide concrete answers to some of the many challenges of sustainable development with a carbon free and pesticide free approach to farming.

Your tasks will be

Based in Salinas, California, full time, and reporting to the COO North America, your tasks will entail :

Rôle

  • Ensure the on site delivery of services (Robot as a Service) catering for seeding, weeding, data capture and analysis, and other services

  • Manage the field operation team consisting of on site robot operators, technical support and customer success staff

  • New services opportunities identification, qualification and closing in North America

Responsibilities :

  • Manage day to day operations

  • Ensure client satisfaction

  • Manage budget

  • Scale the operations up

    • Develop revenue generation with existing customers

    • Optimize robots use rates

    • Generate business in new areas

  • Coordinate training of operators on new robot features and tools

  • Generate reporting

  • Participate to trade shows

Skills required

  • Experience

    • must have

      • Proven management experience in farming services (in excess of  5 years of relevant experience)

      • hands-on approach

      • interest in developing sustainable ag solutions

  • Soft skills

    • management / leadership skills

    • strong organizational skills

    • comfortable with data & reporting

    • comfortable with multicultural environments

    • ability to communicate both to internal and external stakeholders

  • Languages :

    • English

    • Spanish (nice to have)

 

Mobility requirements: up to 30%

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