Farm Support Coordinator (Fort Smith, Arkansas)

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Customer Service
Fort Smith, AR, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Your Role:

The Farm Support Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing farm activities, providing support and coaching to our extensive network of farmers, crew members, and ensuring adherence to industry standards and best practices. The crew member will coach our Farmers to be as effective, efficient, and profitable as they can be. Additionally, this individual is dedicated to the well-being of the animals in our care, and who is fiercely committed to improving the lives of everyone they work with.

What You’ll Do:

  • Become an expert on Vital Farms’ standards to ensure that all animal welfare standards are maintained.
  • Collaborate with Farmers to get ahead of consumption issues, mortality, thin shells, yolk colors, and any other critical issues that could impact our farmers.
  • Listen to Farmer’s needs and concerns and diplomatically solve challenges.
  • Communicate daily with our Farmer Support team, staying in close contact with other crew members to learn and share best practices.
  • Travel to different farms as necessary to support Farmers in your span of care.
  • Proactively get to know the details and backgrounds of the Farmers you work with, understanding where they’re coming from and what they’re struggling with; finding different ways to achieve better outcomes.
  • Support our Farmers with different questions and situations as they arise.
  • Hold Farmers accountable, helping them understand what adjustments need to be made so they can be more productive, more profitable, and always audit-ready.
  • Leverage performance data to guide Farmers on best practices, ensuring they meet our rigorous guidelines in animal welfare, including but not limited to proper nutrition, sanitation, pasture rotation, temperature regulations, and more.
  • Generate insights on farm performance, challenges, and improvement opportunities.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Due to travel requirements for this role, the ideal candidate must be located in the NW Arkansas or NE Oklahoma area.
  • Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Business or Agriculture Management or equivalent work experience preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience working in animal production desirable
  • Knowledge of poultry industry & Certified Humane standards preferred
  • Able to analyze data and draw conclusions which lead to action
  • Able to set goals and work diligently to accomplish them
  • Ability to travel daily as needed, including overnight, to farms, production facilities, company/team meetings, and other business needs
  • Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • You bring a big ol’ helping of passion for ethically-sourced, nutritious food and purpose-driven brands .
  • 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 conversations.

What We Bring to the Table:

  • A fast-paced, energetic, remote environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few).
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1.
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts.
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town.
  • Professional development opportunities and an amazing 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 careers@vitalfarms.com .