Senior Buyer at Infarm
New York City, NY, US / Remote
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.
Who you are
The Senior Buyer is responsible for overseeing all material acquisitions and vendor facing communication to ensure production goals are met.
You appreciate diversity. You love to be challenged. You are passionate.
Contact suppliers in order to negotiate contracts for certain services, goods and bulk raw materials. Establish strong working relationships with our vendors and suppliers.
Work with Supply Chain to establish material resource planning and forecast material consumption for optimized delivery times. Ensure the timely delivery of goods so that business operations can flow optimally working with the Supply Chain team to coordinate ocean and air freight logistics.
Issue purchase orders through Zoho ERP and confirm receipts and pricing with vendors to ensure optimal pricing and delivery times.
Work with customs brokerage firm to research regulations and ensure timely import clearance of goods to the US and Canada.
Develop timelines for the delivery of items, so that production or special projects can proceed as smoothly as possible. Coordinate with vendors to maintain a clear overview of all product and delivery schedules.
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to manage the availability of our products, develop purchase orders, and manage our communication with vendors/suppliers to coordinate our source materials.
Implement inventory controls and storage procedures, such as shelf-life, for warehouse organization and efficient retrieval of materials and goods. Initiate physical inventory counts with Operations Managers and Warehouse Specialists to monitor stock levels and load counts into Zoho ERP.
Track annual spending on the item and category level and implement an annual savings target. Maintain Excel and Google sheets spreadsheets of your activities, monitoring inventory levels, requests from Hubs and resolve delivery issues.
Conduct market research to select appropriate vendors in order to cut costs and enhance profitability and efficiency.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in United States on a full-time basis
Bachelor's degree (B. A. / B. S.) from four-year college or university; and four years related professional experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field preferred.
Four plus years of experience in contract administration, purchasing vendor management, accounting or a closely related field is preferred.
Personal computer (PC) experience with advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access).
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
Retirement savings plan with company matching contributions
How to apply
Please be sure to carefully review the above job description first and also check out our website and media in order to get an introductory overview of Infarm
Submit your CV/resume and any additional documents in English
Please note that we only accept applications coming through our platform. No applications will be accepted by email or LinkedIn direct messaging
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.
Infarm is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Infarm does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, provincial or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Infarm also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.
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