Sensient Natural Ingredients

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Director of Field Operations
  2. Location: Livingston, CA
  3. Number: 10007
  4. Post Date: 12/21/2017
Job description

Located in Central California, the Director of Field Operations is responsible for the planting, growing, harvesting, and delivery of our commercial crops to our dehydration plant. This position is a critical member of a group of managing directors and is responsible for all aspects of development and execution for our commercial & seed crops grown primarily in California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, New Mexico, and Oregon. This position has direct oversight of farm implement fabrication, field equipment service & maintenance, grower relations, grower contracting, and harvesting / processing the crop while working closely with our processing facility to coordinate the logistics, timing, and quality of raw materials.



  • Work with the General Manager and Business Directors to achieve strategic and financial objectives

  • Develop & maintain crop/field plan and 3 year rolling projections

  • Monitor & enhance seed varieties over growing areas, making strategic recommendations on growers, varieties to plant, and grower payments in line with business strategy & goals

  • Develop employee management team and mentor future leadership

  • Bolster a culture of workplace safety


  • Fundamental understanding of agricultural food processing

  • Have strong analytical, organizational and communication abilities.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.

  • Fluent in Spanish a plus



  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture or Horticulture, or similar experience. Advanced degree a plus

  • Have an agricultural background, understanding conventional plant breeding, modern farming technologies, and have a commanding understanding of the various inputs and processes necessary to grow & process a commercial crop



The Sensient Natural Ingredients group is part of Sensient Flavors & Fragrances Group and is one of the largest producers and distributors of dehydrated onion and garlic products as well as chili powder, paprika, chili pepper and dehydrated vegetables such as parsley, celery and spinach. These ingredients are used in many of today's popular convenience foods. The Natural Ingredients unit is located in Turlock, California.


Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands.  Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

As a dynamic and diversified global leader, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package.  For more information, visit our website at

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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