HR Coordinator

  • Bowery Farming
  • New York, NY
  • May 04, 2021

Job Description

Bowery Farming, the Modern Farming Company, was founded in 2015 with the belief that technology and human ingenuity can grow better food for a better future. Propelled by its proprietary software system, the BoweryOS, Bowery builds smart indoor vertical farms that deliver a wide variety of Protected Produce — in little time, near cities they serve, for a truly local approach. Bowery’s farms are growing the next generation of vibrant and flavorful produce. They’re 100 times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture, and grow traceable pesticide-free produce – the purest, best expression of what produce is meant to be – with a fraction of the water and land. About The Role:This is an opportunity to build a career in Human Resources and make a significant impact at a rapidly growing startup! Reporting to the Head of HR for HQ, the HR Coordinator will work closely with the entire People Team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on onboarding, offboarding, benefits administration, HRIS management, employee programs, and more. You will be a part of building out the best employee experience and be an integral part of the People team!

What You'll Do:

  • Create an exceptional employee experience with full ownership of our onboarding process, including leading HR and Benefits orientations
  • Manage our benefits administration and coordination with our providers
  • Lead annual open enrollment and communications company-wide
  • Become the in-house expert on benefits-related questions
  • Maintain and update all employee data company-wide in our HRIS (Ultimate) and other internal systems while regularly conducting internal audits
  • Assist with reporting and headcount tracking to help the people team make informed decisions
  • Responsible for compliance and partnering with legal counsel as needed
  • Own the employee offboarding process and assist with exit interviews
  • Partner with members of the People team to lead and design employee programs and events
  • Provide overall administrative support to the HR team

Who You Are:

  • You are a passionate professional with experience in the field of Human Resources
  • You have advanced organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments and competing priorities
  • You exude warmth and passion, and have the natural ability to build and manage strong relationships quickly
  • You have strong attention to detail, time management and communication/listening skills
  • You have a willingness to learn new technologies within a fast-paced environment
  • You have sound professional judgment and discretion to handle confidential issues
  • You are self-motivated and proactive
  • Preferred but not required: Working knowledge of HRIS systems, benefits administration and payroll processes

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.

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Food & Agriculture

Drawdown solutions

Plant-Rich Diets