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Senior Business Strategy Manager at Infarm
New York City, NY, US


Passionate to eat better, Infarm was founded in Berlin in 2013 by Osnat Michaeli and the brothers Erez and Guy Galonska. With the aim to share the goodness of own-grown produce with everyone, they developed a smart modular farming system using IoT technology that allows distribution of farms throughout the urban environment, growing fresh produce in any available space and fulfilling any market demand.

Today, with cutting edge R&D, patented technologies, and a leading multi-disciplinary team, Infarm is growing a global farming network helping cities become self-sufficient in their food production while significantly improving the safety, quality, and environmental footprint of our food. In Berlin, we have already built the biggest urban farming network in the world, which produces an equivalent of food grown on 350.000 sqm. farmland, with 95% less water, 99% space, and 90% fewer transportation requirements.  

Be part of the Infarm (r)evolution and help people to take back ownership of their food.

Summary

Drive business functions and ensure employee efforts support organizational goals and objectives. Provide oversight for real estate operations and project execution. Perform strategic analysis for various financial and operational initiatives and support the corporate finance team in performing analysis and preparing complex financial models for such initiatives.

Work with company management to develop business strategies.

Responsibilities

Own strategy for Infarm’s real estate solutions, project execution for various production centers and warehousing solutions and profitability of such projects.

    Evaluate various real estate solutions and define the best options, lead negotiation with landlords, complete contract reviews with external attorneys.
    Prepare projections related to project profitability, conduct feasibility analysis and participate in governance of KPIs and actions towards profitability of such projects.
    Make key strategic decisions throughout project lifetime and communicate the progress and completion with key stakeholders.    
    Work with the OpEx team and cross-departmentally to help identify efficiencies in operational improvement projects.
    Assist in the deployment of the Infarm playbook related to the above mentioned areas, identifying and optimizing areas of operational differences. Help to provide visibility of North American operations across the organization.
    Provide the right level of resource allocation on critical projects.
    Constantly coordinate and communicate with other members of the operational departments and senior leadership team.
    Maintain a KPI based reporting structure with all NA locations.
    Analyze data from operational systems.
    Perform strategic analysis for various financial and operational initiatives and support the corporate finance team in performing analysis and preparing complex financial models for such initiatives.
    Provide proactive and creative solutions for existing business challenges.
    Travel as needed domestically and internationally by car and air to visit HQ, hub and store locations.
    Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance or a related area of study
    5+ years experience analyzing projects or processes related to setup and/or operations of a production environment including experience in analyzing and defining strategy for business operations
    Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred
    Experience in operational excellence or continuous improvement
    Experience in project/process analysis (preferably for a food production environment)
    Ability to work in a demanding and fast-paced environment
    Ability to travel domestically and internationally including driving a car
    Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
    Strong communication skills including written, verbal and presenting required.
    “Hands-on” approach and proactive approach to projects
    Demonstrated ability to multi-task and exhibit flexibility to accomplish dynamic priorities.
    Strong computer skills required, especially with MS Excel and PowerPoint.
    Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
    Must be comfortable in a fast-paced company environment with minimal direction and ability to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

What we Offer

    The opportunity to join Infarm as we expand across the globe and help change the future of farming
    The ability to drive impact and be a true partner to the business, working closely with top-level managers
    A friendly work environment with a diverse group of motivated, talented, and visionary
    Comprehensive healthcare benefits fully paid medical, dental and vision for eligible employees
    20  days of accrued paid time off annually plus holidays
    Retirement savings plan with company matching contributions
    Fresh herbs to take home

Infarm is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to grow an inclusive environment, where everyone can thrive, regardless of your background and circumstances. We nurture diversity because we appreciate the uniqueness and differences between people. Each employee’s distinctive experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints helps us build a resilient environment, where we can all learn, grow, and create great things together. All applicants are given equal opportunity regardless of age, gender identity or expression, language, disability, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, belief, culture, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.

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