Bowery Farming Senior Manager of Supply Chain Procurement in New York, New York
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 $472 million from leading investors including GV, General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Temasek, Fidelity, and Almanac
About the Role:
We are building the most agile supply chain in agriculture. As part of that mission, we are seeking a Senior Manager of Supply Chain Procurement to support our growth and evolution as a business. The focus of the role will include both direct and indirect procurement for our indoor vertical farm growing system.
In this position, your days will mix focus between managing daily operational needs and charting the course towards a more optimized and automated future. A strong candidate will have solid analytical and communication skills, great attention to detail, and the ability to adapt to new environments quickly. You will report to the Head of Supply Chain, Procurement & Logistics.
What You'll Do:
Develop and implement procurement strategies and processes that are innovative and cost-effective
Source and engage reliable suppliers and vendors. Build and maintain long-term relationships
Negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure beneficial terms
Review existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure ongoing feasibility
Approve purchase orders and organize the delivery of goods and services
Define and implement the procurement excellence program
Identify strategic opportunities to improve Bowery’s supply chain sustainability that enable successful scaling into new farms and new product lines
Perform risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements
Effectively manage our budget and promote a culture of long-term savings
Oversee and manage the IT systems that track shipments, inventory, and the supply of goods
Prepare procurement reports. Manage Procurement KPIs, including setting targets and proposing initiatives to address gaps
Take leadership in project teams across departments and sites
Who You Are:
A background in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration.
Proven experience in procurement and developing and implementing procurement excellence programs
An understanding of food safety and CPG basics
In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.
Experience using supply chain management software and tools (MRP, ERP), including MicrosoftDynamics, Oracle, and/or SAP
Proficient in Microsoft Office/Google Suite
Communication, management, and leadership skills
Highly organized and detail-oriented - your analytical models are clean and clear, your meeting agendas are consistent and impactful, and your to-do list is prioritized
Data-driven and able to translate details into easily absorbed output, with intuition for what matters most in a complex situation and the courage to stick to your guns, or to admit when you’re wrong
A collaborative teammate able to form trust and consistency based relationships with cross-functional partners
Strong verbal and written communicator with the ability to drive understanding with both internal and external stakeholders
Who We Are:
Bowery is a place where everyone is welcome, included and empowered to reach their full potential
We live our shared values every day in both big and small ways: opt-in, think wildly different, break barriers together & be kind to the core
We are a mission-driven team of unconventional thinkers, problem-solvers, optimists and activators
We share a passion for giving back more to the planet than we take, growing deliciously abundant food without abundant harm
We are excited to hear from you!
The largest vertical farming company in the U.S., Bowery’s produce is available in almost 800 grocery stores and via e-commerce platforms serving the Tri-state and Mid-Atlantic region, including Amazon Fresh, Albertsons, Giant Food, Hungryroot, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers. Based in New York City, Bowery has raised more than $172.5 million from leading investors, including Temasek and GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, and Dara Khosrowshahi, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andres, and David Barber of Blue Hill.
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.