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Email the job description, link, and any other helpful information to Val McKee at: vmckee@ufl.edu.


Posted April 18th, 2017

Mallory Dimmitt (Class IX) shared the following job opportunity:

    • Farm Manager: spearhead a start-up effort and oversee farm development, trial variety selection/s, crop production and marketing efforts.  Report on results and recommend a course of action for second year trials and/or a transition to commercial scale operations.
    • Apply online at http://lykesranch.com/careers.cfm.

Posted Februaru 3rd, 2017

  • Mallory Lykes Dimmitt (Class IX) shared the following job opportunity:
  • Status: Title: Department: Reports to:

    Exempt Job Code: E-210-002 Leasing Manager
    Ranch/Land & Water Resources
    Senior Vice President

    Position Summary:

    Perform functions to oversee all aspects of administration for Lykes Bros. hunting and farming lease operations. Manage operations of assigned specialty programs including gopher tortoise recipient sites and Silver Lake Preserve fee hunting operations. This position makes decisions based on conclusions for which there is little precedent.

    Essential Functions:

    •   Manage all leasing operations of the business, including, but not limited to, hunting, grazing, farming, sand mine, and cell towers. Responsible for lease negotiations of both new and renewed hunting and routine farming leases. Prepare and review leases and related documents. Coordinate lease financial audits as required.
    •   Develop annual budget and strategic and operating plans.
    •   Serve as a liaison between company and leaseholders. Provide excellent customer service to leaseholders. Respond to tenant requests and problems in a timely and courteous manner. Generate work orders directed to vendors or maintenance staff. Follow-up with the tenant to ensure satisfactory resolution of the issue.
    •   Promote and market hunting and routine farming leases through media sources, meetings, and tradeshows.
    •   Oversee the gopher tortoise recipient program. Ensure regulatory compliance for these sites. Manage the related reporting documents and payments.
    •   Responsible for the overall operations of Silver Lake Preserve Quail Hunting operation. Accountable for profit and loss and land management of the Preserve
    •   Coordinate and implement Aerial Hog Control program. Ensure all regulations are followed.
    •   Manage Lykes Bros. Inc.’s Private Lands Deer Management Program. Coordinate all necessary surveys and report to maintain compliance.
    •   Manage operations of the private lands alligator management program for live alligators and eggs for maximum revenue to the Ranch. Obtain all necessary license and permits. Survey the alligator nests to determine the count and maturity of alligator eggs. Issue bid opportunities for the harvesting rights of Alligator eggs. Select successful bidders and ensure compliance with internal policies and State regulatory requirements.Created/Revised HAI(For more information, contact Mallory at mallory.dimmitt@lykes.com)

    Other Duties:

    •   Perform or assist with any operations, as required to maintain workflow and to meet schedules and quality requirements.
    •   Participate in any variety of meetings and work groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specified level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements, and policies.
    •   Perform other related duties as assigned.
    •   Maintain Shareholder hunt area and coordinate guided tours when requested. Ensureall guides are properly trained and equipped.Competency:
    •   Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
    •   Advanced written, verbal, and public speaking communication skills.
    •   Knowledge of GIS systems.
    •   Valid Florida Driver License with insurability. Ability to operate off road vehicles.Education/Experience Requirements:
    •   Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Wildlife Biology, Business, or similar field.
    •   Five to seven years of related experience required.

Posted December 9, 2016

  • Chloe Gentry (Class VII) shared the following job opportunity:
    • Career Opportunity: Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, IMG Citrus (Vero Beach,FL)

    • Apply online: imgcitrus.com/careers/

      A leading integrated Citrus grower and marketer, based in Vero Beach Florida, IMG Citrus is looking for a produce professional with exceptional leadership abilities. The candidate should have experience in working with the best retailers and distributors in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia as well as experience in produce imports. An important aspect of this position will be to lead the development of the Company import citrus program from South America.

    • About the Company:

      Located in Indian River County, IMG Citrus operates as one of Florida’s main distributor of fresh citrus. The company is vertically integrated –farming over 5000 acres in Florida, and operating a state of the art Packinghouse, and a newly built refrigerated distribution center. Marketing and sales of Citrus domestically and globally is a core competency of the Company and is supported by an in-house sales/marketing team and Company own production of all Florida citrus varieties: grapefruit, orange and tangerine. A new area of growth for the Company is a Summer import program from the Southern Hemisphere allowing IMG Citrus to provide year round citrus to the most demanding customers in the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan.  

      IMG Citrus is a subsidiary of IMG Enterprises, a 70 million dollar agri-business headquartered in Central Florida. Ranked the 34th Largest Privately Owned Company in Central Florida (OBJ 2016), IMG Enterprises is committed to building sustainable and innovative business that provide meaningful opportunities for employees, partners and customers. The IMG Enterprises portfolio includes Cherrylake, the 3rd largest ornamental plant nursery in North America and ranked as one of the fastest growing landscape construction companies in the United States.

      About the Position:

      The Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing will join the Executive Leadership Team of IMG Citrus as a leader of our sales strategy and entrepreneur of our growing produce import business. As such he or she will develop relationships with targeted growers in Southern Hemisphere, build high value programs with US supermarkets for imported products, develops sales and purchasing processes to sustain the program growth and manage P&L of summer import profit center. The VP of Sales and Marketing also manages the Sales & Order Fulfillment Team to implement our marketing and branding strategies within each geographical territory (US, Canada, Europe, Japan) and customer segment (distributors, wholesalers, retailers) for both Florida company grown and  Imported produce.  As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, VP of Sales/Marketing provides vision for future planning and financial sustainability of the company, develops strategy,  sets financial goals and promotes new initiatives to help achieve the vision. Important qualities of the Director of Sales are collaborative leadership, open and honest communication, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for building win-win relationships.

      The Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing will report to the CEO/President of IMG Citrus and work closely with the CEO/President and Executive Leaders  to identify targeted opportunities, build fruit procurement relations and launch new products and marketing initiatives.  The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in high level leadership. Experience in US produce retail business as well as in the produce import business is needed. Candidates must be open to working collaboratively in teams and committed to personal growth and development.  

      Responsible to:

      CEO/President

      External Relationships:

       Produce Retailers, Southern Hemisphere citrus growers, Florida citrus growers, Florida citrus Packinghouse

      Internal Relationships:

      Executive Leadership Team, Management Team, Packinghouse Team, Harvesting Team, Food Safety Team, Marketing Team, Finance Team

      Compensation:

      DOE

      Office Location:

      Vero Beach, FL

      Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

      • Develop Summer Import Program
      • Coordinate execution of Sales & Marketing strategy
      • Monitor Financial indicators
      • Create opportunities for partnerships, diversification and operational efficiencies

      Minimum requirements and skills:

      • 4 year degree
      • years experience in high level leadership
      • Experience in the produce (citrus is a plus) retail business in the USA (Japan and Europe is a plus)
      • Experience in the produce import business (South America is a plus)
      • Some travel in US, South America, Europe, Japan, Canada (Spanish as a second language is a plus)
      • Strong analytical skills  
      • Organizational skills
      • Leadership skills
      • Ability to work collaboratively  
      • Self development and continuing personal development

        About the Company:

        Located in Indian River County, IMG Citrus operates as one of Florida’s main distributor of fresh citrus. The company is vertically integrated –farming over 5000 acres in Florida, and operating a state of the art Packinghouse, and a newly built refrigerated distribution center. Marketing and sales of Citrus domestically and globally is a core competency of the Company and is supported by an in-house sales/marketing team and Company own production of all Florida citrus varieties: grapefruit, orange and tangerine. A new area of growth for the Company is a Summer import program from the Southern Hemisphere allowing IMG Citrus to provide year round citrus to the most demanding customers in the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan.  

        IMG Citrus is a subsidiary of IMG Enterprises, a 70 million dollar agri-business headquartered in Central Florida. Ranked the 34th Largest Privately Owned Company in Central Florida (OBJ 2016), IMG Enterprises is committed to building sustainable and innovative business that provide meaningful opportunities for employees, partners and customers. The IMG Enterprises portfolio includes Cherrylake, the 3rd largest ornamental plant nursery in North America and ranked as one of the fastest growing landscape construction companies in the United States.

        About the Position:

        The Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing will join the Executive Leadership Team of IMG Citrus as a leader of our sales strategy and entrepreneur of our growing produce import business. As such he or she will develop relationships with targeted growers in Southern Hemisphere, build high value programs with US supermarkets for imported products, develops sales and purchasing processes to sustain the program growth and manage P&L of summer import profit center. The VP of Sales and Marketing also manages the Sales & Order Fulfillment Team to implement our marketing and branding strategies within each geographical territory (US, Canada, Europe, Japan) and customer segment (distributors, wholesalers, retailers) for both Florida company grown and  Imported produce.  As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, VP of Sales/Marketing provides vision for future planning and financial sustainability of the company, develops strategy,  sets financial goals and promotes new initiatives to help achieve the vision. Important qualities of the Director of Sales are collaborative leadership, open and honest communication, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for building win-win relationships.

        The Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing will report to the CEO/President of IMG Citrus and work closely with the CEO/President and Executive Leaders  to identify targeted opportunities, build fruit procurement relations and launch new products and marketing initiatives.  The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in high level leadership. Experience in US produce retail business as well as in the produce import business is needed. Candidates must be open to working collaboratively in teams and committed to personal growth and development.  

        Responsible to:

        CEO/President

        External Relationships:

         Produce Retailers, Southern Hemisphere citrus growers, Florida citrus growers, Florida citrus Packinghouse

        Internal Relationships:

        Executive Leadership Team, Management Team, Packinghouse Team, Harvesting Team, Food Safety Team, Marketing Team, Finance Team

        Compensation:

        DOE

        Office Location:

        Vero Beach, FL

        Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

        • Develop Summer Import Program
        • Coordinate execution of Sales & Marketing strategy
        • Monitor Financial indicators
        • Create opportunities for partnerships, diversification and operational efficiencies

        Minimum requirements and skills:

        • 4 year degree
        • years experience in high level leadership
        • Experience in the produce (citrus is a plus) retail business in the USA (Japan and Europe is a plus)
        • Experience in the produce import business (South America is a plus)
        • Some travel in US, South America, Europe, Japan, Canada (Spanish as a second language is a plus)
        • Strong analytical skills  
        • Organizational skills
        • Leadership skills
        • Ability to work collaboratively  
        • Self development and continuing personal development
    • For more information, contact Chloe Gentry at chloe@cherrylake.com

Posted November 14, 2016

  • Jennifer Helms-Shelley (Class VIII) shared the following job opportunity:
    • Farm Share Jacksonville Facility Manager Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Jacksonville Facility Manager position oversees the day to day operations at Farm Share’s Jacksonville facility and assists in maintaining Farm Share’s compliance with State and Federal food storage, distribution and reporting regulations. The Facility Managers main objectives are supervision and motivation of warehouse staff, maintaining a clean, safe and orderly warehouse facility, accurate inventory tracking and reporting, generating new produce/food donations and being the face of Farm Share’s Jacksonville operations.
    • For more information, contact Stephen Shelley at stephen@farmshare.org

Posted June 14, 2016

  • Bob Conrad (Class IV) shared the following job opportunity:
    • Field Technician – Open Field Grower: Assist in the production of high quality field grown vegetables to the standards and expectations established by the breeding and research teams by conducting activities which promote uniform and consistent plant growth in the open field growing environment.
    • If you have questions or want to submit a resume, email Bob at: b.conrad@hmclause.com
      .

Posted May 13th, 2016

  • Linda Adams (Class IV) shared the following job opportunity:
    • FNGLA Strategic Engagement Specialist : “…someone who has expertise to promote FNGLA and its programs, help with database management and support the others in these areas.”
    • If you have questions or want to submit a resume, email Linda at: ladams@fngla.org.

Posted May 5th, 2016


Posted May 4th, 2016