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As a Certified B Corporation, AeroFarms is a mission-driven indoor vertical farming company transforming agriculture with global headquarters in Newark, NJ. Recognized by Inc.com as one of the Top 25 Disruptive Companies in the World, AeroFarms is scaling quickly to meet the demand for our fresh, locally grown produce that is setting new culinary standards. We now need someone special who can apply their experience in the food industry to help us grow.

At AeroFarms we are Non-GMO and use zero herbicides, fungicides, pesticides of any kind, along with using 95% less water compared to conventional agriculture and can grow the best leafy greens 365/24/7 without worrying about seasons!

The world needs our help. By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. In 2004, AeroFarms began transforming agriculture with humans and our planet at the forefront.

In 2022 AeroFarms is embarking on rapid growth in North America, with 20+ current patents, 60+ pending patents, and 200+ invention disclosures, AeroFarms agriculture technology continues to grow unprecedented sustainable products, delivering elevated flavor, taste, experience, quality, access, and unmatched nutrition to you.

Here’s how we’re growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity:

  • Researching and understanding plants to be better, more intuitive farmers

  • Elevating local communities by increasing access to nutritious, high-quality, consistent, and safe products in a way that’s better for you and the planet

  • Protecting and sustaining our environment for future generations

  • Pioneering consistent, and scalable indoor vertical farming food safety & traceability practices, and manufacturing standards

  • Building and deploying state-of-the-art automated indoor vertical farms across the country using the latest technological advancements available today.

  • Investing in our AeroFarms humans and fostering our diverse company culture of inclusion, equity, excellence, teachability and curiosity

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If a team of 200+ intellectually curious and caring humans, expansive global operations, and our change-the-world mission resonates with you, apply today:

We have:

  • An incredible ‘change-the-world’ company with the eyes of the world focused on our success.

  • A team of motivated, intellectually curious individuals to support you.

  • The backing of impressive firms like Goldman Sachs, IKEA, Prudential, and other leading venture funds.

Job Description:

The Production Scheduler is part of our corporate staff who assists with scheduling production for each of our farm departments of growing, harvesting, and packaging to ensure OTIF rate for customer shipments for our Newark, NJ and Danville, VA Farms.

You Will:

  • Work in coordination with our Demand Planning Manager to schedule our Farm production schedules to hit our demand plan
  • Responsible for understanding production and production capacities/improvement on production capacities during Danville farm ramp up, to efficiently schedule daily production plans
  • Understand variety algorithms and SKU recipes to schedule towers appropriately for best quality and yield
  • Understand customer requirements for shelf life and logistics plan to service those customers to enable successful planning of growing, harvest, and packaging
  • Inform key stakeholder for decision making process on customer expansions and launches with expertise in the production scheduling for short-term and long-term initiatives
  • Analyze grow tower data to inform supply plan
  • Analyze machine throughput data, especially during Danville, VA farm ramp up, to better understand production capacities in each department to help inform supply plan
  • Work in coordination with Farm Production Coordinator and Farm operations leadership staff on daily outputs of Farm to understand, develop, and execute plans for Farm production planning
  • Develop and execute contingency plans as needed in coordination with Production Coordinator and Farm operations leadership staff

Requirements

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or equivalent
  • Proficient in using and synthesizing data in Excel
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Must be analytical and a problem solver
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Working knowledge of ERP/SAP systems
  • Passion, energy, and interpersonal skills to help ensure our short-term and long-term production needs

Preferred:

  • Experience working in food manufacturing environment, especially produce, is a plus

Personal Attributes

  • Collaboration – we know we cannot fix the worlds problems as an individual, we have to work together as a team to make that happen. Teamwork is how we get there!
  • Communication – we are a small company (in relative terms  200+ employees), we work well together because we communicate well with each other. You must demonstrate why our mission is important to you: everyone who works at AeroFarms has a strong link to the mission: we want to hear why it means something to you!
  • Agility – What we do has never been done before: we are an innovation company, there is no right or wrong way to do things, we constantly develop how we operate, we can always elevate what we are doing and never claim to have it right.
  • Accountability – we don’t micromanage, we hire individuals who know what they need to do and can do so with minimal direction and take ownership of their projects and deadlines.
  • Respect – We are already starting our journey scaling around the world: we want our team to represent every kind of individual out on plant earth and we need to respect different people, different ideas, different cultures etc. We can learn so much from each other, but respect is key
  • Empowerment – we provide an environment for growth and development: we need your help to develop our business, we will help you develop in your career, and sky is the limit given our growth plans!!

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  • Company Address 212 Rome St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA
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