Job Posting

Job Title

Potato Production Manager


Full Time, Starting beginning of March 2019


Broderick, Saskatchewan


Highly Competitive, Commensurate with Experience



This position is responsible for managing the operations of Sunrise Potato Farm, and making it a flagship farm.  This would require, but is not limited to, planning and executing the annual and long-term farm operating plan, hiring/managing team members, conducting operations consistent an annual budget, providing leadership to farm team members, and maintaining/developing great relationships with customers.


  • Perform/coordinate all duties required for efficient and high-quality potato production – crop planting, fertilizing, irrigation, spray operations, crop harvest, storage & shipping
  • Develop, implement and continually optimize agronomy, crop maintenance, for improved yield and quality
  • Maintain buildings and equipment ensuring they are in good working condition
  • Facilitate the administration of payroll and preparation of time cards
  • Assist in the preparation of an annual farm budget/plan and ensure operations are consistent with its assumptions
  • Communicate effectively with management, agronomy, and purchasing department
  • Complete and compile required records on crops and land base
  • Ensure compliance with all provincial and federal labor laws, agricultural audits, seed certification, food safety regulations, and workers safety
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management and support resources
  • Attend required company meetings and training and participate in constructive discussion
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service
  • Effectively develop positive relationships in the community
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner


  • Previous farm potato operations experience including crop planting, farm equipment management, maintenance scheduling, and potato agronomy
  • Experienced field equipment operator
  • Familiarity with On Farm Food Safety, Potato Seed Certification & Organic certification
  • Previous management experience
  • Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent observation, analysis and organization abilities
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Self-starter that is resourceful and innovative; requires minimum supervision, positive attitude
  • Effective time management skills; organized, adaptable; has integrity.
  • Proven leadership abilities; establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
  • Proficiency in the use of the computer and Microsoft office programs.


·         Contact Joel VanderSchaaf, General Manager at

·          DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS :  January 30, 2019