HR Business Partner

  • Bowery Farming
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Mar 19, 2020
Full Time Human Resources

Job Description

Bowery is growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. Our modern farming company combines the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology to grow produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7. Because we control the entire process from seed to store, Bowery farms use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 100+ times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture. Bowery produce is currently available at select Whole Foods and Foragers stores in the Tristate area, and featured on the menus of Tom Colicchio’s New York restaurants Craft and Temple Court. Based in New York City, the company has raised over $170 million from leading investors including GV, General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Temasek and Almanac.

About The Role:

Our People Operations team is growing and we’re adding a HR Business Partner to support our Farm Operations team. In this role, you will provide full cycle HR support to our Farm that operates 365 days a year, 7 days a week. As an HR Business Partner you will work across all aspects of HR including labor planning, employee on-boarding, employee relations and engagement, compensation, training, performance management and farmer development.We have big growth plans and you’ll be joining our team as we think about scaling our people practices. You’ll have the opportunity to provide a blueprint for how a HR Business Partner can be successful and support our farms as we scale.

What You’ll Do:

  • Establish and build relationships with Modern Farmers and Operations leaders, providing guidance and direction for all HR needs
  • Support onboarding and continuous development opportunities for our Modern Farmers and Farm Leadership team members
  • Partner with Finance and Operations leaders to maintain organizational structure and hourly staffing levels to accomplish company goals and objectives through the labor planning process
  • Support and drive performance planning including employee check-ins, communications, coaching, career development and individual development plans
  • Analyze and identify trends and find solutions that will lead to increased farmer engagement and tenure
  • Maintain compliance and understanding with federal and state regulations concerning employment practices
  • Conduct internal investigations in response to employee complaints and drive to resolution
  • Support overall People and company Big Bold Goals

Who You Are:

  • A leader with a knack for improving scalable processes and procedures and helping us to develop a new way to deal with existing issues
  • A poised multi-tasker comfortable in a fast-paced environment with overlapping deadlines
  • A data-driven and analytical thinker who can leverage metrics, identify trends and action plan
  • Someone who exudes warmth and passion, as well as natural ability to build and manage strong relationships quickly


  • At least 5+ years of HR business partner or generalist experience
  • Experience supporting hourly employee client groups
  • Strong understanding of employment laws and their impact
  • Experience in call center, distribution center, or manufacturing environments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility -- our Farms operate 365 days a year, 7 days a week

Nice to Have:

  • Experience supporting 200+ associates
  • SPHR or PHR certification

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Food & Agriculture  

Climate Solutions

Vertical Farming

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