General Manager of Farm Operations

  • Bowery Farming
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Feb 23, 2021

Job Description

What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for complete end to end operations of the facility to include team development, health & safety, food safety & quality, cost, P&L , crop health, people development and service
  • Ensure all required KPI’s are met regarding facilities goals on safety, production, quality, and costs
  • Collect & analyze data in order to proactively identify production issues or develop plans to resolve existing issues
  • Responsible for creating and sustaining a world class culture around people and food safety, quality, customer experience and history making fun
  • Oversee an Operations team to ensure that the farm stays on schedule, from seeding to harvest to packaging to cleaning & delivery
  • Onboard, train and develop leaders and farmers creating an environment where leaders and farmers are developed
  • Maintain overall responsibility for the farm, including safety, quality, cost, productivity, and delivery
  • Implement all SOPs and drive compliance with crop plans in partnership with the Agricultural Operations Team
  • 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
  • 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
  • Collaborate with leaders across Bowery to identify and understand operational opportunities for improvement
  • Routinely build and lead relationships in the communities we serve while championing and supporting social capital projects.

Who You Are:

  • Leader with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Manufacturing leader with experience running food operations (preferably fresh produce) with demonstrated ability leading and running a complex 24 hour 7 day a week operation
  • Working experience with food regulators such as FDA and DOA
  • Demonstrated experience implementing Lean & Six Sigma process improvement techniques (ideally a certified green or black LSS practitioner)
  • Experience managing an OSHA compliance program
  • Knowledge of warehouse management systems
  • 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
  • Detail & process orientation
  • Experience with farming and growing operations, and food safety and production is a plus

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!

Organization Type


Organization Size



Food & Agriculture

Drawdown Solutions

Plant-Rich Diets, Vertical Farming