Operations Supervisor

Baltimore, MD /
Farm Operations – Farm Operations /
Bowery is growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. Our modern farming company combines the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology to grow produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7. Because we control the entire process from seed to store, Bowery farms use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 100+ times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture. Bowery produce is currently available at select Whole Foods and Foragers stores in the Tristate area, and featured on the menus of Tom Colicchio’s New York restaurants Craft and Temple Court. Based in New York City, the company has raised over $170 million from leading investors including GV, General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Temasek and Almanac.

About The Role:
Bowery Farming is seeking an Operations Supervisor who will oversee aspects of our daily growing operations in our indoor farms.  Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for leading, developing, and engaging a team and one of your main focuses will be motivating, mentoring, and coaching your team to become the best operators they can be. To achieve this, Operations Supervisors are problem solvers who are able to Set Big Bold Goals, interpret data, and deliver business results. You will operate in a multidisciplinary environment with engineers, computer scientists, agricultural scientists, retail and other functions, and your work will meaningfully impact the evolution of the indoor agriculture industry.  This role will be based at Bowery Farming’s newest state-of-the-art modern farming facility in Baltimore, Maryland (Nottingham area).

What You’ll Do:

    • Supervise an Operations team to ensure that the farm stays on schedule, from seeding to harvest to packaging to cleaning, & delivery
    • Onboard and train new hires
    • Maintain overall responsibility for the performance of the shift, including safety, quality, cost, productivity, and delivery
    • Implement all SOPs and drive compliance with crop plans in partnership with the Senior Grower
    • Plan shift and work schedules  for all production staff on shift to ensure high efficiency & quality
    • Maintain production areas to ensure compliance with company quality, sanitation and Food Safety standards
    • Identify and implement methods and practices to achieve operational improvements in efficiency, quality, delivery, and operating profits
    • Collect & analyze data in order to proactively identify production issues or develop plans to resolve existing issues
    • Provide safe working environment by maintaining quality equipment and enforcing adherence to developed work practices
    • Ensure employees have the right tools, knowledge and equipment required to do their jobs effectively and safely
    • Promote a culture of world class performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality
    • Provide coaching, teaching, and mentorship to a diverse and engaged team
    • Influence and drive improvements to the Bowery Farming production software system 
    • Ensure all required KPI’s are met regarding facilities goals on safety, production, quality, and costs.
    • Collaborate with leaders across Bowery to identify and understand operational opportunities for improvement 

What You'll Have:

    • Relevant years of experience in a leadership role in a related field
    • Relevant years experience in manufacturing operations or engineering role with demonstrated ability to lead change
    • Knowledge of warehouse management systems
    • Lean & Six Sigma process improvement techniques knowledge
    • Experience managing an OSHA compliance program
    • Skills driving continuous improvement initiatives & culture
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and superior management skills
    • Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise
    • Ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
    • Detail & process orientation
    • Experience with farming and growing operations, and food safety and production is a plus
We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that will enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where everyone can be their authentic self. We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the Bowery Farming team. We are an equal opportunity employer.