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Indirect Procurement Analyst

Bowery Farming

Bowery Farming

IT, Operations
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2024
At Bowery, we’re making wildly delicious food more accessible to everyone. Driven by our proprietary end-to-end technology, our farms are transforming the entire fresh food supply chain to be simpler, safer, and vastly more sustainable.
We have 5 farms in operation (including state-of-the-art R&D and innovation farms) and we’re just getting started. We’re backed by tech and agriculture industry leaders with $647M in equity and debt capital, and our products are sold in over 1,400 locations.
Working at Bowery is more than just a job. It’s a chance to make a global impact with first-of-its-kind technology and ridiculously good food. We’re always looking for passionate minds to grow (and eat) with us! Ready to make a real difference? Join us. We’d love to have you here.
P.s. Check out The Roots: Bowery Farming's People Podcast for all things Bowery culture, teams, leadership, and karaoke (yes, karaoke)
About the Role:
At Bowery Farming, we are building the most agile supply chain in agriculture. As part of that mission, we are seeking an Indirect Procurement Analyst to support our growth and expansion.
In this position, you will be responsible for leading and supporting our farm expansion through category strategy and sourcing activities. You'll need demonstrated expertise in market supplier analysis and development, request for proposals (RFP) and contract negotiations, and supplier relationship management. It's a plus if you have experience with farming equipment, opening up new buildings, and construction. A strong candidate will have solid analytical and communication skills, great attention to detail, and the ability to adapt to new environments quickly. You will report to the Director of Procurement.

What You'll Do:

  • Help to define the indirect procurement process at Bowery
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies and processes that are innovative and cost-effective
  • Understand business requirements and timelines to initiate the sourcing process
  • Source and engage reliable suppliers and vendors. Build and maintain long-term relationships
  • Partner with our Build and Launch team stakeholders to align project timelines and deliverables
  • Negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure beneficial terms
  • Review existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure ongoing feasibility
  • Approve purchase orders and organize the delivery of goods and services
  • Collaborate with the supply chain team and implement the procurement excellence program
  • Identify strategic opportunities to improve Bowery’s supply chain sustainability that enable successful scaling into new farms and new product lines
  • Perform risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements
  • Effectively manage our budget and promote a culture of long-term savings
  • Systems and Reporting: Oversee and manage the IT systems that manage RFPs, track shipments, inventory, and the supply of goods. Prepare procurement reports. Manage Procurement KPIs, including setting targets and proposing initiatives to address gaps
  • Take leadership in project teams across departments and sites

Who You Are:

  • Proven experience in procurement and project management
  • Understanding of food safety and CPG basics. Experience with manufacturing equipment is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of preparing and running RFPs, reviewing contracts, negotiating terms, and invoicing
  • Experience using RFP/eAuctions, project management (PM) software and tools (ERP), including SmartSheets, MicrosoftDynamics, Oracle, and/or SAP
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented - your analytical models are clean and clear, your meeting agendas are consistent and impactful, and your to-do list is prioritized
  • Data-driven and able to translate details 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
  • Collaborative teammate able to form trust and consistency-based relationships with cross-functional partners
  • Strong verbal and written communicator with the ability to drive understanding with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Procurement experience; Preferred prior experience in engineering and construction, project management
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize diverse tasks, to hit hard deadlines, and to know when to escalate issues that arise
  • Strong problem-solving and reasoning skills
  • Experience and/or comfort working at an early-stage company with rapidly evolving practices, tools, and strategies
  • High level of experience working in spreadsheet technologies like Excel, Google, Smart Sheets
  • Supplier management and communication skills
  • Hands-on experience with RFP/eAuction and ERP tools

Benefits as Good as Our Greens

  • To support you and your family, we offer health, dental, and vision insurance; mental health resources; family forming support; long-term and short-term disability insurance; FSA; HSA and commuter benefits
  • Company stock options so that you can reap the benefits of every Bowery win
  • 401k Program
  • The more balance, the better. We offer unlimited paid vacation, paid holiday - plus 16 weeks of paid parental leave so you can focus on what matters most
  • From internal mobility to a mentorship program and curated L&D initiatives, we are fully invested in your growth
Our commitment to eliminating bias and ensuring pay equity goes beyond pay transparency. Click here (https://bit.ly/3CUwuUY) 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.
The salary for this role will be $80,000. If this role is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply no matter what so we can see your profile and background. You can trust us to make a leveling assessment based on your unique skills and experience and communicate that with you.
Bowery is an equal opportunity employer - a place that celebrates unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that will enrich the workplace. We are attempting to redefine what a sustainable agricultural supply chain can look like. We cannot achieve this mission without a team that reflects the diversity of people who want fresh, locally grown food in regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, national origin, religion, family status, disability, military status, and experience. We strongly encourage people from marginalized communities to apply to join our team.