Lead Supervisor Greenhouse

  • Location: Mexico-Ciudad Guzman
  • Job Family: Research & Development
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0002283
  • Experience Years: 3-5 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

Responsible for all greenhouse related tasks necessary to implement breeding and research programs for our four berry crops from establishment and maintenance of mother stock to pollination (greenhouse and field), seed production and sowing through shipping of plant material to off-site locations. Includes greenhouse maintenance, but not growing. Supervise staff and plan work to implement projects. Must live and promote Driscoll’s values in daily work.
Responsable de todas las tareas relacionadas con el invernadero necesarias para implementar los programas de mejoramiento e investigación para nuestros cuatro cultivos de berries, desde el establecimiento y mantenimiento del stock madre hasta la polinización (invernadero y campo), la producción de semillas y la siembra a través del envío de material vegetal a ubicaciones externas. Incluye mantenimiento de invernadero. Supervisa al personal y planifica el trabajo para implementar proyectos. Debe vivir y promover los valores de Driscolls en el trabajo diario.

Responsibilities

Breeding project implementation:

Responsible for planning and implementation of breeding projects from crossing and fruit harvest through seed extraction, sowing, seedling production and shipping of plant material.  Includes propagation such as roots, cuttings, and runners.

Supervise greenhouse staff:

Hire, train and supervise greenhouse technicians, maintenance support, and seasonal employees including personal development and annual goals.

Research programs:

Assist Driscoll’s researchers with staff as needed to support their research.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP):

Document SOP’s for key processes to ensure quality work and facilitate continuous improvement and employee training.

Safety:

Be an advocate for Safety.  Work with employees to maintain a safe work environment through training and participation in Safety Programs including the Safety Observation Program and Safety Kickoff.

Maintenance:

Responsible for greenhouse maintenance through Maintenance Support position and working with outside contractors as needed.

Budget:

Work with Research and Breeding Greenhouse Manager to operate within budget.

General:

Ensure the security of Driscoll’s proprietary and confidential information and materials.  Performs other duties as instructed by supervisor.

Candidate Profile

  • Three plus years of experience as a team leader, supervising the work of others as well as performing the work of the direct reports. 
  • Successful completion and proven utilization of supervisory training.
  • Solid understanding of breeding processes.
  • Must have good attention to detail and ability to anticipate needs.
  • Able to work independently, in a team and across different departments to mobilize resources to accomplish tasks.
  • Willingness to learn new skills to support personal and professional growth. 
  • Knowledge of growing practices, irrigation systems and farm equipment is helpful.
  • Background in farming, or experience in commercial plant propagation. 
  • Good communication skills, self-starter.
  • Must be able to work an extended schedule to support operational requirements and plant needs.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.


Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.