VP of Operations Brightfarms
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BrightFarms is adding a Vice President of Operations to its executive team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to be a key leader at a fast growing and hot company that is turning the produce supply chain on its head.
Working at BrightFarms
BrightFarmers are revolutionaries. We are all here because we want to make a difference in the way America eats and works. Everyone believes strongly in the mission of the company and wants to create a positive change in the world. We bring passion and energy to the work place, creating a productive and supportive community. We are looking for passionate people who can thrive in this unique work environment.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Greenhouse Farm Operations Excellence. The Vice President of Operations will be accountable for all operations at our greenhouse farms exclusive of our Department of Agriculture (growing, food safety, etc.). This includes, but is not limited to (a) overseeing all elements of greenhouse farm operations, excluding agriculture, such as transportation, packaging, supply chain, IT, etc., to achieve optimal operating profits; and (b) all elements of the environmental performance of greenhouse farm operations exclusive of agriculture.
Scaling BrightFarms: Moving Projects Through Stages Efficiently & Quickly. The Vice President of Operations will be accountable for moving greenhouse farm projects through stages at an optimal pace, by directing executive strategies/tactics with respect to real estate and government approvals, and by influencing and supporting other departments for matters related to finance, business development and agriculture.
Real Estate. The Vice President of Operations will be accountable for site selection, lease negotiations, local government approvals/permits, construction and facility maintenance.
Customer Service. The Vice President of Operations will develop and execute strategies and tactics to ensure that clients (B2B) and customers (B2C) of BrightFarms experience fanatical customer service.
Key Values of Candidates
Authentically Green. Must sincerely care about leading the movement to improve the environmental impact of the food supply chain. Passionate about all things related to a healthy planet, environment and food supply. Experience with organic products, a plus.
Drive to Succeed. Must have hunger and ambition. Must get out of bed and want to perform strongly every day, internally motivated. Must demand excellence and strive to achieve greatness.
Possesses Humility. Must have personal humility. Must want the organization to succeed, not focusing solely on personal success.
Cares. Must care about people and clients and be a strong team player.
Leadership. Must lead by example, thereby attracting top-notch performers into the company.
Honorable. Must possess the highest degree of integrity and must project the proper image of BrightFarms.
Experience of Candidates
Managing Construction. Candidates should have experience in overseeing construction (not necessarily directly managing construction, but overseeing a department or group that included construction), particularly in an organization that built many cookie cutter projects in remote locations and dealt with local government approvals/permits (restaurants and retail stores might be perfect, as would the installation of solar power systems and cell phone towers).
Leadership. Candidates should be deeply experienced in hiring, terminating, promoting and leading groups of employees. Candidate should be expert at hiring A players and developing the potential of ambitious employees. Should know how to set and lead the rhythms of a complex organization that performs at a high level.
Contracts & Purchasing. Candidates should be extremely comfortable negotiating and managing contracts, and achieving optimal purchasing performance.
Logistics. Candidate should be comfortable leading the supply chain and logistics operations of remote locations.
Experience with Remote/Autonomous P&Ls. Candidates should have experience overseeing P&Ls of somewhat autonomous remote locations in which a manager (or franchisee) has his or her own P&L accountability. A district manager of restaurants (Chipotle) and stores (Whole Foods) would work.
Produce/Food/Restaurant/Retail Industry. Experience and leadership roles in these industries is highly desirable.
Hospitality. Preference for candidates from organizations focused on high-end hospitality or concierge type services.
Strong Processing Skills. Overseeing complex projects involving multiple organizations; strong attention to detail is required.
Successful Track Record. Demonstrable, quantifiable success in an entrepreneurial environment is highly desirable.
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