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Facilities Manager

Company: Bowery Farming
Location: Kearny
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

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 Colicchios 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 solving the biggest challenges our food system is facing at a systemic level by re-thinking what agriculture looks like in a world with a rapidly increasing population and dwindling resources. This is an opportunity to join a quickly growing team and make a substantial impact at Bowery. Were looking for someone that can learn, adapt and roll with a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and who isnt afraid of uncertainty. The Facilities Manager reports to the Regional Facilities Manager and will play a key role in maintaining our buildings as we continue to grow. The leader will possess both people management and design/innovation skills. This role will work in collaboration with the design team to come up with standards for long-term thinking as we continue to build out our farms. Our ability to maintain healthy, efficient facilities will help drive Bowerys growth into a worldwide network of interconnected farms. What youll do: - Provide day to day direction to the facilities management team - Participate in recruitment, management and development of facilities management team - Support the creation and delivery of operational objectives, facilities services, programs and contracts for farm facility - Insure that preventative maintenance and demand work orders are completed on time and with high quality - Drive a culture of safety, quality and accountability - Participate in annual budget development, financial variance and operations analysis - Assure capital projects, operations projects and reconfigurations are managed by facilities team with outstanding customer service - Develop standards and procedures as business and customer needs evolve - Partner with support teams on new initiatives, site retrofits, etc - Manage inventories of consumables and spare parts - Drive and support special projects and strategic initiatives - Work with legal counsel to manage contracts and day to day operations where applicable - Establish trust and maintain open, positive relationships with team, customers and vendors - Conduct regular, formal site condition inspections and develop solutions for systemic needs - Collaborate with regional and global peers to ensure consistency, lessons learned, and best practices across regions Who You Are: - A minimum of 5 years professional facilities management or engineering experience required - a significant portion of which should demonstrate success in managing diverse teams, complex facilities and rapid growth - Experience building and managing a team or department within a startup or entrepreneurial setting - Exceptional communication skills; ability to lead cross-functional teams - Strong customer service orientation - Comfortable with legal terms and structures for standard commercial contracts - Strong in supplier and stakeholder management - Strong ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems in complex MEP environment Requirements: - Minimum 3 years successful leadership of a facility management team - Bachelors degree in a related field (engineering, business, or other technical field) - Drivers licence, clean driving record Nice to Have: - Recognized Facility Management professional certification (IFMA or other) - Project management experience / PMP certification - Experience in setting up/improving asset management systems - Experience in training and mentoring We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Bowery Farming, New York , Facilities Manager, Executive , Kearny, New York

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