Bowery Farming

Kearny, NJ, United States

Posted on: 2022-11-23

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

R&D Experiment Coordinator

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:

We are the largest vertical farming company in the United States, designing and building smart indoor environments to reimagine the future of food. Through our network of smart indoor farms and proprietary end-to-end technology, we are transforming the entire fresh food supply chain to be simpler, safer, and vastly more sustainable.

Our farms are 100x+ more productive than traditional agriculture while using a fraction of the resources - all enabled by leading-edge technology. We are scaling quickly with five farms in operation, including state-of-the-art R&D and innovation farms for pioneering indoor Agriculture Science, and two commercial farms under development that will more than double our total production by 2023. Our brand has been in the market since 2016 and is currently sold in over 1,400 locations including Whole Foods, Ahold Delhaize, Amazon, Safeway/Albertsons, and Walmart.

We are backed by tech and agriculture industry leaders with $647M in equity and debt raised from investors including Fidelity, Temasek, Google Ventures, KKR, General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and individuals including Jeff Wilke, Tom Colicchio, José Andrés, and David Barber of Blue Hill.

For more insight into 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:

Bowery Farming is seeking an Experimental Coordinator to join the R&D Operations team. This role will be the daily link between Farm Operations and Agricultural Scientists for Bowery Farming’s R&D farms. Working closely with the Team Leads & Supervisors, this individual will interpret experimental requests into actionable workflows and look for opportunities to improve the day-to-day operation through process improvement and compliance workflows. This individual will interact cross functionally across multiple teams including Agricultural Sciences, R&D Operations, Facilities Maintenance, Supply Chain, and Human Resources.

Bowery Farming celebrates 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.

We gladly evaluate accommodations and do our very best to provide them to anyone who needs them. If you need any accommodations during the application or interview process, please send a note to [email protected] just letting us know you’d like to discuss an accomodation and we’ll respond right away. Please let us know if you have any questions about this process!

Our commitment to eliminating bias and ensuring pay equity goes beyond pay transparency. Click here ( to learn more about how compensation works at Bowery, how we came up with the salary on this job posting, and what we’re doing to ensure your compensation is internally and externally equitable.

We think the starting salary for this role is $20.75 per hour, but it might vary depending on skills and experiences. If this role is of interest to you, you should apply no matter what. You can trust us to make an assessment based on your unique skills and experience and communicate that with you.

What You'll Do:

  • Be the primary intermediary for the Agricultural Scientists and the R&D Farm Operations.
  •  Manage the experimental proposal process to be in-line with operational and facility bandwidth and change management procedures
  • Build and maintain daily crop planting, growing, and harvesting schedules based on overall experimental production plans and objectives. 
  • Help translate production plans into farm staffing plans and raw material & seed procurement.
  • Monitor actual farm production versus the plan, and actual schedules versus the master schedule, to help to track down, evaluate, and integrate root causes and solutions when variance occurs.
  • Work with R&D Team Leads and Supervisors to train R&D Farmers on core processes to improve the working skillbase of the R&D function.
  • Track and report on R&D Farm Utilization metrics & KPIs to ensure efficient operation of the facility.

  • Who You Are:

  • You ideally have experience in a food production environment; experience with agriculture, horticulture, farming or growing operations would be an added advantage.
  • Data driven and able to translate extreme detail into easily absorbed output, with intuition for what matters most in a complex situation and the courage to stick to your guns, or to admit when you’re wrong.
  • Flexible thinker able to quickly adjust plans in order to meet changing needs.
  • Collaborative teammate able to form trust based relationships with cross functional partners
  • Detail oriented individual with strong organizational and time management skills
  • A good working knowledge of basic office software systems (Microsoft Office, Google Drive Suite, etc.). Familiarity with Asana and Airtable is an added benefit.
  • Focused on safety as a priority and cultural mindset

  • 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!