Organic Specialist

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Reporting to the Sr. Manager Farm & Feed Compliance, the Organic Specialist will be the subject matter expert for all things organic at Vital Farms. Heavily farm based, this role will be responsible for maintaining, assessing, and monitoring our Organic farm programs. The location of this position is fully remote home-based with minimal travel as needed. The Organic Specialist will be exceedingly thorough in their processes and provide support, guidance, and direction as it pertains to organic certification on our pasture raised lay farms.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assist auditors in scheduling regular organic inspections of our small family farms.
  • Develop close professional working relationships with our Growers to support their learning and development in the importance of organic requirements.
  • Review and maintain organic input process and documentation.
  • Manage the internal input list, including all current items, future reviews, and approvals for inputs.
  • Own the new farm application process with organic certification body.
  • Lead all USDA NOP program updates.
  • Attend organic conferences, webinars, etc. as needed to stay on top of standards.
  • Be the main point of contact for OTCO, MOSA, Food Chain ID, etc. (all certifying bodies)
  • Be a SME on SOE (Strengthening Organic Enforcement) updates.
  • Be a well versed, confident, trustworthy contact for all things organic at Vital Farms.
  • Attend Organic inspections on farms as needed.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related field
  • At least 4 years of experience in farming and agriculture
  • Farm compliance knowledge and auditing experience
  • Understanding of FDA regulations
  • Professional communication skills
  • Analytical capabilities with the ability to generate insight from data.
  • Goal setting; internally motivated
  • Highly organized and autonomous
  • Transparent mindset towards open communication with all stakeholders, including team members, growers, and certifying bodies
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day.
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest

What's In It for You

  • Be part of a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table
  • Work in a Mission-focused environment alongside passionate colleagues
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Companywide bonus program
  • Generous retirement contributions
  • Free eggs, butter, and friends and family discounts
  • Fun team SWAG
  • Learning and Development team dedicated to your growth

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!

In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.

To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender and gender identity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .