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Fast-paced, early-stage biotech company is seeking a General Manager to provide broad, overall responsibility for farm operations.   This role is instrumental in leading the design, build and run of a large-scale production of our ingredient to meet the needs of our CPG partners as well as our own food production.  This position serves as a senior management role responsible for Farm strategic planning, structure, budgets, people, financial outcomes, and metrics defined by Executive Leadership.

Ideal candidates will have broad expertise in general management operations, specifically operating a farm with expertise in conventional or gourmet mushroom production methods.  This applicant must have experience designing, building, and starting up large capital projects.  The ideal candidate will also have exceptional people leadership characteristics driving a people-centric operation.

Atlast is an exciting plant-based food company in New York. Our founders are TED talk alumni and have been recognized as innovative entrepreneurs on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Our work has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Wired, Forbes, and on CNN.


  • Oversee daily operations of the business unit or organization

  • Ensure the creation and implementation of a strategy designed to grow the business

  • Coordinate the development of key performance goals for functions and direct reports

  • Provide direct management of key functional managers and executives in the business unit

  • Ensure the development of tactical programs to pursue targeted goals and objectives

  • Ensure the overall delivery and quality of the unit’s offerings to customers

  • Engage in key or targeted customer activities

  • Oversee key hiring and talent development programs

  • Evaluate and decide upon key investments in equipment, infrastructure, and talent

  • Communicate strategy and results to the unit’s employees

  • Report key results to corporate officers

  • Engage with corporate officers in broader organizational strategic planning


  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or related field

  • Minimum of 10 years in a general manager role with a minimum of 5 years in a people management capacity

  • Experience with design, build, and startup of large capital projects

  • Experience staffing and operating a farm

  • Experience in all aspects of management including hiring, training, and leading the development of plant team members

  • Management of a controlled environment agriculture farm (mushroom, vertical farms, automated greenhouses, etc)

  • GMP or GAP experience in food or agriculture industry

  • Strong leader of people, process, and strategy

  • Strong familiarity with all areas of the business and can coordinate processes and operations across the organization

  • Speaks the languages of finance and accounting, operations, sales, marketing, human resources, research and development, and engineering

  • Experience rotating through the various functions within an operation which grew expertise to take on leadership within that operation

  • Demonstrate deep industry experience, with preferred farm general management experience in more than one organization

  • Experience in the development and implementation of a clear strategic plan for an organization or business unit

  • Ability to look at the future of the business and making key investments and investment recommendations

  • Must be able to support the development of a healthy internal culture that retains key employees and encourages professional development

  • Experience leading entire business units or divisions of an organization

  • Requires a level of interpersonal skills sufficient to work closely with team members

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication

  • Safety mindset and actively points out ways to improve safety on the job

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of an organization

  • Familiarity with Google Apps platform (email, calendar, sheets, docs, forms) and agile use of Slack


  • Masters in Business Administration

  • Build out of a mushroom farm operation

  • Familiarity with FDA requirements for food processing (GMP)

  • Experience with HACCP and implementing Food Safety Plans

 Atlast is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter for consideration to

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