Overview

Office Manager Jobs in Brooklyn, NY at Upward Farms

Title: Office Manager

Company: Upward Farms

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Description

Upward Farms designs and operates complete ecosystems of plants and fish in vertical farms, supplying these organic products to local grocers. In 2021, we opened a new company Headquarters and cutting-edge, fully automated production facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In 2022, we announced that we are constructing the world’s largest vertical farm, a 250,000 sqft facility in Northeast Pennsylvania, opening in 2023. More and larger farms are in the works. Our mission is to heal the broken food system and reconnect eaters with flavorful and nutritious local food.

We are seeking an Office Manager who will be the leader in maintaining two physical workspaces in Brooklyn. This role will report to the Manager, Business Operations and Strategy.

Location

This role is 100% in-person at our Headquarters in Brooklyn, NY with the standard hours of operation between 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required on an ad hoc basis.

Success

Success in this role looks like delighting our colleagues and visitors with efficient and organized office environments including immaculate conference rooms, well stocked kitchens, organized storage, and structured work areas. You will also help to support the health and safety of our team by ensuring that everyone who enters an Upward Farms facility is informed and compliant with our rigorous onsite safety and security protocols.

Your prioritization, time management, and reliability will enable you to work both independently and collaboratively with all Upward Farms colleagues to understand and meet the office needs of each team. As the first face that colleagues and visitors first see when entering our Headquarters, you will take pride in representing Upward Farms and make everyone feel welcome. You will implement meaningful changes to the work environment that improve and elevate the experiences of Upward Farms colleagues and guests. There is tremendous room for growth at our company.

Responsibilities

HQ Farm Reception

Greet and accommodate visitors- make every person arriving at Upward Farms feel welcome

Enforce COVID and food safety protocols for all team members and visitors.

Monitor and answer the phone, voicemail, and general inquiry email inbox

Receive and sort incoming and outgoing mail

Manage courier and office shipping activity

Administer the Upward Farms visitor and mail management system (The Receptionist)

Provide answers to general inquiries from visitors and colleagues regarding the office and redirect to the correct recipient as required.

Office

Maintain the appearance of Upward Farms offices across our two NYC locations

Ensure all office areas, conference rooms, kitchen, and storage areas are clean and presentable at all times

Manage office and kitchen inventory as well as vendor partnerships to ensure that supplies are consistently maintained across our two NYC locations within operational budgets

Support VIP visits. This includes welcoming guests to site, sourcing catering, and setting up conference rooms, AV systems, and any other equipment needed

Collaborate with our Software & Electronics team to set up our NY offices for all-team meetings

Liaise with the Facilities and Maintenance team to ensure that any office facility issues are resolved quickly with little disruption to employees

Establish and work within the office budget, tracking and seeking approvals for expenditure when necessary

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