Bowery Farming

New York, NY, United States

Posted on: 2022-09-20

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Corporate Counsel

About the company:

At Bowery Farming, we dream of a world where agriculture gives back to the people and the planet more than it takes. But to achieve this, we need more than incremental change. 

We need to reimagine farming from the ground up. 

Everyday, Bowery’s purpose-driven team works toward this mission. Right outside of cities, we build indoor farms that grow wildly flavorful produce that’s defiantly free from pollutants, all while using less finite resources like space and water. Our smart farms are powered by our proprietary farm operating system, BoweryOS, creating a simplified, agile food system that’s focused on flavor, freshness, and safety. 

At Bowery, we’re farming efficiently so we can feed effectively, democratizing access to fresh, local food in our communities. Join us: https://boweryfarming.com/careers/


Founded in 2015, Bowery Farming is on a mission to democratize access to high-quality, local, safe and sustainable produce. We build smart indoor farms near cities, growing fresher, pesticide-free Protected Produce with bold flavor in precisely controlled environments, 365 days a year. At the heart of each farm is the proprietary BoweryOS, which integrates software, hardware, sensors, AI, computer vision systems, machine learning models, and robotics to orchestrate and automate the entirety of its operations. As a result, each farm creates far less waste and uses a fraction of the water and land compared to traditional agriculture. For more insight on our culture, our teams, and all the things that make us so unique, check out The Roots: Bowery Farming's People Podcast.

About The Role:
We are seeking an Attorney to join our growing legal team. You’ll join Bowery Farming at a critical point in our growth trajectory and will make a significant impact at a rapidly growing startup growing food for a better future. You will interface with members of the company’s executive and business teams to manage, negotiate and execute on a broad range of corporate and commercial initiatives and the organization’s day-to-day operational needs and strategic priorities.

This position reports directly to the General Counsel and is based at Bowery’s corporate headquarters in NYC.

Based in New York City, Bowery is the largest vertical farming company in the United States, serving major e-commerce platforms and more than 850 grocery stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including Albertsons Companies (Safeway and Acme), Amazon Fresh, Giant Food, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers, with produce that's harvested year-round at peak freshness, delivered within days of harvest. To date, we have raised $472 million from leading investors, including Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Temasek, GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and individuals including Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andrés and David Barber of Blue Hill.

We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where everyone can be their authentic self.  We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the Bowery Farming team. We are an equal opportunity employer.

What You'll Do:

  • Draft and negotiate a variety of commercial and strategic agreements, including business development, real estate, vendor, supplier, procurement, master services, license, technology, confidentiality and other operational and commercial agreements
  • Assist General Counsel with corporate governance and corporate secretarial matters and the execution of strategic transactions, including equity and debt financings
  • Lead or assist the Legal team’s efforts in the preparation, implementation and refinement of forms, processes and procedures
  • Provide advice and counsel to business team leaders on all legal matters affecting the candidate’s areas of coverage, in consultation with the Legal Team and outside counsel, as necessary
  • Build close relationships with personnel at supported business operations and obtain and maintain a strong knowledge of the products and objectives of those operations while helping the company scale
  • Manage outside counsel
  • Conduct periodic employee training on relevant matters
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge on legal developments relevant to Bowery’s business
  • Improve the Legal Team and support your Legal Team members
  • Who You Are:

  • Experience from a leading law firm
  • Admitted, active and in good standing with the New York State bar
  • In-house experience at a technology or consumer goods company preferred
  • Strong general commercial contract drafting and negotiation skills 
  • Strong understanding of the interplay between legal and business risk
  • Have excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • A multitasker with excellent analytical and legal skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and flexible
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Passionate about technology and energized by the challenges of serving a dynamic, hyper-growth company
  • Ability to understand business needs and partner with the business to create solutions
  • Highly analytical and have exceptional business and legal issue identification and problem-solving skills
  • Strong and astute negotiator with impeccable judgment
  • Ability to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive, “can do” attitude to the workplace and works collaboratively with other members of the legal team and with internal clients
  • Have a strong desire to learn the business and new areas of law
  • Who We Are:

  • Bowery is a place where everyone is welcome, included and empowered to reach their full potential 
  • We live our shared values every day in both big and small ways: opt-in, think wildly different, break barriers together & be kind to the core 
  • We are a mission-driven team of unconventional thinkers, problem-solvers, optimists and activators 
  • We share a passion for giving back more to the planet than we take, growing deliciously abundant food without abundant harm
  • We are excited to hear from you!