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Senior Strategic Project Manager

Company: Oishii Farm Corporation
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

About Oishii:
At Oishii, we grow the best fruit in the world by deploying ground-breaking vertical farming technology that pushes the boundaries of agriculture. We're the first in the WORLD to grow fruit in an indoor vertical farm at commercial scale. We started with strawberries, which we debuted at Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, the three star Michelin restaurant considered by critics to be among the best in the world. Since then, we have supplied our strawberries to food-loving consumers, world-class restaurants, and specialty retailers across NYC. Our proprietary technology enables us to grow the very best produce year-round, at the same high level of quality, all without using any pesticides.
Oishii has been profiled in Eater, NPR, Time Magazine, and Fortune. Oishi was also one of the Fast Companies Most Innovative Companies of 2022.

At Oishii, everything we do works toward accomplishing our mission of transforming agriculture sustainably while bringing produce that truly delights people everywhere. This requires farmers, engineers, scientists, product managers, and members of many other backgrounds to work together day-in and day-out to innovate, while operating increasingly large farms. We have an amazing mission-driven team of highly motivated and engaged members.We are seeking a Senior Program Manager to oversee all aspects of Oishii's farm expansion initiatives. As the Senior Program Manager, your job is to get farms operating on time and on budget. To do this, you will pull together cross functional teams, work with internal and external stakeholders, and drive execution of your crystal clear strategic direction. You will leverage your deep experience managing projects of significant scale and complexity, preferably in the physical world, to make key decisions and allocate resources. As an extension of senior management, you will work closely with leaders across the organization and must always be the embodiment of Oishii's strong cultural tenets of teamwork, focus, and execution.
As the Senior Program Manager, you will:


  • Oversee and coordinate a group of best-in-class senior functional leaders to ensure all elements of farm deployment projects are in synch, including site selection, design, construction, plant preparation, and operations
  • Set and communicate strategic direction to build and industry leading farm deployment organization capable of rapidly and efficiently building and operating farms globally
  • Identify and eliminate bottlenecks across all elements of project scope, from site selection to hiring and operation
  • Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders, external suppliers, municipalities, utilities, manufacturers, and contractors
  • Build standard operating procedures and the farm deployment roadmap
  • Understand and integrate the R&D technology pipeline into farm deployment planning, seamlessly transitioning new technologies into farm deployments
  • Travel to all farm deployments to provide personal oversight to implementation, coordinate with local stakeholders, and ensure facilities are ready for operation

    Senior Program Manager requirements:

    • 10+ years of project management experience, with preference to the built / physical worlds and clear demonstrated track record of delivering projects with significant scope and complexity
    • Experience in fast paced, demanding work environment
    • Able to dig in deeply to understand new/foreign topics rapidly and provide management with strategic guidance
    • Natural leader capable of motivating your teams to accomplish ambitious goals
    • Able to combine analytical, operational, and strategic expertise
    • Strong communicator capable of navigating conversations at the executive level, with external partners, and with junior team members
    • Significant experience in handling difficult interpersonal situations
    • Results oriented and capable of designing and managing key metrics
    • Team player with exceptional collaborative skills
    • Highly organized with strong task management and prioritization skills
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to provide structure to chaos
    • Incredible ownership mindset - you do not make excuses, you just get the job done
    • Engineering or technical background preferred
    • Willing to travel domestically and internationally
    • Engineering background and/or MBA preferred

      Senior Program Manager details:

      • Compensation: Competitive salary plus options
      • Benefits: Medical HRA, PTO, 401(K), Performance Bonus, Professional Development
      • Schedule: 9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday thru Friday
      • Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, Travel will be required about 50% of the time

Keywords: Oishii Farm Corporation, Jersey City , Senior Strategic Project Manager, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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