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Post Harvest Services Manager, PNW South

Company: Pace International, LLC
Location: Wapato
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

General Description:
Help manage and develop key postharvest services provided by Pace, including ecoFOG -, FreshVue and StoreVisor product lines. Oversee PNW-South and North-East markets and work with regional Account Managers to execute product services. -Work closely with Sales, Field Services and Plant Sciences departments to prevent, diagnose and manage postharvest storage disorders as well as postharvest decay incidence and provide excellent customer service regarding these issues.

Principal Responsibilities

1. - - - -Proactively maintain a safe work environment for applicators and support staff.
2. - - - -Obtain dealer manager license
3. - - - -Determine PNW-South ecoFOG -/FreshVue equipment, personnel, product, and supply needs and ensure availability based on forecast and other information provided by Pace Account Managers.
4. - - - -Ensure chemicals, equipment, and supplies required for the application activities are forecasted, dispatched, and delivered to all regions.
5. - - - -Manage and continually improve processes related to operations of ecoFOG - and FreshVue services.
6. - - - -Monitor, analyze, and communicate ecoFOG - and FreshVue application metrics (e.g weekly application reports, end of the season bin counts, etc.), .
7. - - - -Support annual chemical application training and licensing of employees and third-party independent contractors.
8. - - - -Manage all ecoFOG -/FreshVue application equipment and product inventory for PNW-South and North East. This includes the acquisition of new equipment, and the maintenance, tracking, and logistics associated with supplying equipment to all regions.
9. - - - -Support the expansion of ecoFOG - and FreshVue services by coordinating and managing relations with third party contractors.
10. - -Provide technical support for ecoFOG - and FreshVue for PNW-South and Northeastern US.
11. - -Manage PNW-South staff of Fogging/FreshVue operations to include managing demand, onboarding (jointly with HR), performance, training and development.
12. - -Work with all PNW Sales and Field Services teams to provide postharvest technical support related to storage disorders and decay incidence.
13. - -Grow, develop and maintain customer relationships.
14. - - Work closely with R&D and Business Development regarding the evaluation, trialing and implementation of new technologies related to managing postharvest decay and fruit storage.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION GUIDELINES:

- - - - - - - - -Bachelor's degree in sciences or technology field preferred (biology, horticulture, plant sciences, engineer etc.). 2 to 5 years of experience in the agriculture industry preferred. Experience can be substituted for education year for year.
- - - - - - - - -Experience with tree fruit production, postharvest quality control and /or field agriculture desirable.
- - - - - - - - -Must be able to obtain a pesticide applicators license in WA and OR
- - - - - - - - -Strong customer service experience.
- - - - - - - - -Project management experience.
- - - - - - - - -High degree of organization.
- - - - - - - - -Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.
- - - - - - - - -Outstanding people and presentation skills, with experience managing employee and customer interactions.
- - - - - - - - -Regional and international travel required; Spanish skills are a plus.

Keywords: Pace International, LLC, Yakima , Post Harvest Services Manager, PNW South, Executive , Wapato, Washington

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