This is an opportunity to join a quickly growing team and make a substantial impact at Bowery
. We’re looking for someone that can learn, adapt, and roll with a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and who isn’t afraid of uncertainty.
The Manager, Operations Technologies reports to the SVP of Operations and owns the strategies for the creation of Bowery Operating System services that directly support Farm Operations - including all tracking and transaction which include farmers and plants. The Bowery Operating System is the proprietary software system that monitors our farms, both plants and farmers, 24/7. Operations functions such as capacity planning, master scheduling, and the entirety of farm operations will be driven by the Bowery Operating System and will include farm level transactions, farmer task management and every interaction between farmers and automation. Peers to this role are the Heads of Farm Operations, Farm Design, Farm Construction & Launch, and Farm Supply Chain.
What you’ll do at Bowery
- Own the tech roadmap for the Farm Operations Team. This roadmap will consolidate and balance the priorities across teams such as Farm Operations, Supply Chain and Farm Launch. This roadmap will drive priority and ultimately the size of tech investments for Operations related processes within the Bowery Operating System
- Own the intake process for Bowery Operations System development as it relates to functions that support the Farm Operations Team. The Operations stakeholders are many and varied. Each need will require a well-formulated business case that comprehends effort, returned value, and the prioritization amongst competing interests. Well documented returns will drive the pace of investment in the Bowery Operations Systems team as it relates directly to Farm Operations support
- Act as the SME for continuous improvement initiatives that touch the Bowery Operating System. This includes the set-up and configuration of the Bowery Operating System as it relates to newly launched farms
- Act as the conduit between the Operations Team and the Bowery Operating System software development team. The role will be centered between the two largest organizations at Bowery and work to align interests, level knowledge and prioritize projects
- Build a framework and team capable of centralizing the control of our farms - starting with our second farm. This will include managing WIP, releasing work and responding to alarms. Bowery Farms will be the techiest in the world and we want our leadership local to the farms focused on the plants and the farmers, not the computer screens that drive the automation
Who you are
- You have a BS in a technical field such as Computer Science, Engineering or Math
- You have a history of leading technical teams that live in close proximity to software engineers either directly or indirectly using tools such as SIMs, Project Road Maps or Sprint Cycles
- You’ve worked with enterprise wide systems at the MES level, the MRP level and the ERP level. You consider yourself more than a power-user of your system as you’ve been a part of teams that have conceived and built services, if not total platforms
- You interact as fluently on the shop floor as you do on the whiteboard
- You’ve been a part systems that have controlled/managed widely distributed operations
- You’re comfortable managing in all directions - up, across, and down
- You have a history of being able to translate shop floor ideas to technical code with the ability to measure and realize financial benefit from those translations
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 post-organic 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 $27.5M from leading investors including General Catalyst, GGV Capital, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and First Round Capital.
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.