Estancia Belcampo Assistant Farm Manager
About Belcampo Uruguay
At Belcampo Uruguay, we are producing hundreds of varieties of heritage
fruits and vegetables on three hectares of biodynamically-managed farmland
near Jose Ignacio. The farm also raises a wide-variety of animals from sheep
and cattle for meat to buffalo for milk on three hundred adjacent hectares
of pasture. In 2012, visitors and locals can sample the products of the farm
at Mercado Belcampo Cantina y Almacen in downtown Jose Ignacio. The Farm at
Estancia Belcampo will provide the Mercado with all fresh products as
available for both prepared foods and the Farmer Market.
In 2012, Estancia Belcampo will open a farm-based restaurant at the Casco
Viejo on the farm. A brewery will also be constructed on site, beginning
this same year. On-site wine and olive oil production, using the farms
grapes and olives, are expected to launch in 2015. These farm-based
commercial ventures will be of utmost importance to the Belcampo brand in
years going forward. As we grow, a principal tenant of the Estancia will be
the agritourism program, which will be based on providing guests the
opportunity to learn about traditional on-farm artisan food crafting. We are
looking for team members who are dedicated to preserving our food traditions
and environment through teaching as well as the production of high-quality,
responsible food products.
The Farm Manager will report directly to the Farm Director at Estancia Belcampo. Responsibilities include:
Oversee, coordinate and reconcile annual Farm Budget as well as provide support in planning future budgets
Coordination of division heads (Cattle, Hog/Bird, Sheep, Produce, Olives and Grapes) to assure budget adherence, compile monthly cash requests and track spending variance
Assist in managing consultants and part time/seasonal/contract labor
Assist Farm Director in setting up supply chain and process for processing facilities, including transportation of animals
Communication with Executive Chef and other purchasers to assure availability and timely delivery of farm products for Food Program
Provide assistance to various division heads to assure organic, free-range standards and quality-levels are being met.
2-5 years experience in organic farming, specifically in animals care (hog, sheep and chicken preferred)
2-5 years experience managing a diversified farm
Experience managing and reconciling budgets for working farm
Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).