Position: Farm Manager
Direct Supervisor: Head of Farming Operations
Direct Reports: Next-Gen Farming Team
About Square Roots
Square Roots is an urban farming company. We grow nutritious food, year round, using indoor vertical farming systems, in the middle of cities. Our mission is to bring local, real food to people in cities by empowering next-gen leaders in urban farming—because the more of us working to shape the future of food, the better.
We’re a young company (just pushing three years old) with the potential and ambition to change the way people connect to their food. Everyone on the Square Roots team—from farmers to software developers, from brand strategists to financial analysts—is ready to make a massive impact in urban farming and the future of the global food industry.
About the Role
We’re now looking for an experienced Farm Manager to fit seamlessly into our mission-driven, busy team. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of direct farm management experience and is ready to lead this new position with energy, knowledge, ability and a no-task-too-small attitude.
This is a hands on role, responsible for managing our production operations and a team of enthusiastic Next Gen Farmers! Qualified candidates have extensive experience managing greenhouse or controlled environment agriculture production facilities. This person will have the ability and skill set to motivate their team to regularly meet deadlines and achieve production quotas.
This role will report directly to the Head of Farming Operations at HQ and require cross-functional collaboration between multiple departments, including Sales, Engineering, Accounting and the Executive Team to establish & maintain a first-class production environment, while promoting Square Roots’ people-centric mission. Additionally, the Farm Manager will frequently represent Square Roots when communicating with external partners, customers, executives, and investors.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Experience and Qualifications
Please note, this is a physical job, so the right candidate should be able to lift 40 lbs and comfortable standing for long hours.
This position is full-time, on our future Grand Rapids, MI farming campus and includes several months of intensive training at our Brooklyn, NY HQ campus. The full compensation package includes mid-level salary, healthcare, and other benefits – including as many locally grown greens as you can possibly eat.
We’re looking for an immediate hire with an ideal start date before the end of May 2019.