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Farm Manager (Indoors)

Company: Farm.One
Location: New York
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Farm Manager (FM) is responsible for managing all day-to-day operations for two vertical farm facilities in downtown Manhattan. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced people manager for this role, who is accustomed to a fast-paced environment and independent work.This role covers personnel scheduling, management, employee development, and performance of Farm Captains, Farm Hands, Assistant Farm Hands, and Cleaners. The FM enforces and trains new staff on Farm.One protocols and procedures. The FM is the individual directly responsible for farm operations, inventory, crop quality, plant and system health, and farm cleanliness. The FM motivates their team to ensure the farm meets revenue targets based on size, and quality and customer satisfaction standards set by HQ. The FM will work directly with the site-level Sales Manager and will report to the Head of Operations. This role is similar to a restaurant General Manager role, and we welcome those with a food management background. Responsibilities:Daily Farm OperationsCreate, review, and drive weekly farm tasks using our databaseUse Farm.One software to guide operational processes across both NYC farms:PlantingCrop movement HarvestingFarm auditing and excess crop managementTrack and resolve plant health issues and equipment/maintenance issuesManage reservoir and system statusManage miscellaneous cleanings / deep cleanings Report issues to our Plant Scientist and Engineer and follow up to ensure speedy resolutionPrepare the farm for events, tours and classesPersonnel ManagementManage regular tactical communications between production facilities Seek and quickly act on improvement feedback from farm teamHiring, training, and performance managementManage employee scheduling Process improvement strategiesPurchasingOrder, document, track, and manage storage of consumables, seeds, and light equipmentBusiness ResultsDemonstrate financial comprehension of the site-level costs, revenue, and farm-level P&LWork with the Head of Operations on cost-reducing initiatives Work with the Head of Operations and Sales Manager on revenue-increasing initiatives Requirements3+ years in a fast-paced, managerial role (managing at least 3 people) Genuine enthusiasm and aptitude for working with plantsMust enjoy managing and developing a staff on a day-to-day basisExcellent verbal and written communication skills (specifically succinct written communications)Bachelor's degree preferredAuthentic desire to learn and collaborateGeneral business acumenStrong problem solving skills through ability to diagnose source problems and quickly implement solutionsStrong database management skills (prior Excel experience preferred)Ability to lift 50 poundsAbility to stand while working Availability when necessary for weekends for routine farm maintenance and careAbility to work with very minimal supervisionMust be comfortable working indoors in warm heat/humidity conditionsMust be authorized to work in the USMust be fluent in EnglishServSafe Food Manager Certification or other food safety certification preferred but not required BenefitsSalaried positionPaid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)

Keywords: Farm.One, New York, Farm Manager (Indoors), Executive, New York, New York

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