About Farmshelf

Farmshelf is a high-growth business that builds smart indoor farms. Our bookshelf-sized Farmshelfs provide leafy greens and herbs year-round to food halls, corporate cafeterias and restaurants, including those of acclaimed chefs José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson, and Claus Meyer. Together, our team of engineers, designers, fabricators, technicians and plant scientists take on the challenges of creating agricultural technology innovations to feed our growing urban populations.

About the Role

Farmshelf is developing a new factory in Brooklyn for assembling our seed pod subscription boxes. The Production Supervisor will act as the single threaded leader for operations of the Farmshelf subscription factory.

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring effective reception of materials from suppliers
  • Ensuring effective shipment of product with fulfillment providers
  • Responsible for establishing and ensuring adherence to IQC/OQC standards for raw materials and finished goods
  • Hiring and developing staff
  • Coordinating work schedules of 2-5 staff members
  • Working with inventory management software tools
  • Working with the Global Supply Manager to maintain and track inventory
  • Ensuring operations are safe, secure, and in compliance with all applicable laws and facility lease agreements
  • Provisioning tools and fixtures for storage, assembly, and fabrication operations
  • Coordinating all necessary facility maintenance
  • Written documentation of all operational procedures and tracking of adjustments
  • Evangelizing process improvement
  • Regularly reporting progress and budget allocations to leadership and company stakeholders

Qualifications

  • 4+ years in a manufacturing or warehouse environment of which at least 2+ years were in a managerial position
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience hiring staff
  • Experience managing staff schedules
  • Willingness to lead setting up a new facility for a new product
  • Willingness to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs, stoop down, and push and pull physical material on conveyance carts
  • Experience setting and motivating staff to reach goals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with process improvement methodologies like Lean/JIT
  • Long term outlook for scaling operations with customer demand
  • Experience with Sanitation and Food Safety

This position is full time on site in Brooklyn, NY.

Farmshelf is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation