Farmshelf is an early-stage high-growth startup 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.


The Purchaser will help to support all day to day aspects of our material acquisition process - from supporting our engineering team through prototyping to delivery of finished products to end users. The ideal candidate will possess a background and understanding of project management, sourcing, logistics, and contract negotiation. You will drive and support internal stakeholders to ensure timely completion of all key Farmshelf operational initiatives.


  • Develop and communicate schedules and timelines to support engineering and production builds
  • Track, monitor, and communicate material order status, while working to proactively resolve any issues that may arise
  • Coordinate inbound logistics movements, and resolve issues as they arise
  • Assist in development & implementation of improved supply chain systems and processes
  • Exhibit thorough understanding of cost drivers and opportunities for savings
  • Source, develop and maintain close vendor and supplier relationships, growing our supplier portfolio to support growth initiatives
  • Execute strategies to ensure the supply chain is secure and able to withstand geopolitical issues and commodity constraints


  • 4 - 5 years of experience in Purchasing, Supply Chain, or similar relevant discipline
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage a wide and varying workload in a startup environment
  • Forward thinker and a self-starter
  • Readiness to manage communication with overseas vendors and import logistics
  • Outstanding communication skills with an ability to synthesize complex information into simple, actionable insights and communicate technical requirements
  • Experience managing CM and vendor relationships
  • Demonstrated collaboration, cost negotiation & conflict resolution skills
  • High level of proficiency in Excel


  • Understanding of accounting or finance
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with complex appliance and/or electromechanical device manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems
  • Comfortable shifting priorities as needed

Note: This role will be on-site in Brooklyn, NY.

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