Job Description

Job Description
At Freight Farms, we’re proud to offer innovative products that meet the needs and wants of our customers. To help us continue to grow our offerings, we’re in search of an experienced product manager to lead our multi-disciplinary development team. As an ideal candidate, you will have a keen eye for opportunities in consumer product offerings and the innovative mindset to fill them. You’re a highly skilled market analyst with a proven ability to strategize the full lifecycle of product production — from conception through release. You may already be a confident leader who has experience guiding cross-functional teams in the successful creation of products that improve consumer experience and grow market share.

-Drive the product and business-planning process across cross-functional teams of the company.
-Analyze consumer needs, current market trends, and potential partnerships from an ROI and build vs. buy perspective.
-Assess current competitor offerings, seeking opportunities for differentiation
Analyze product requirements and develop appropriate programs to ensure they’re successful achieved.
-Develop, implement, and maintain development timelines across multiple departments
Appraise new product ideas and strategize appropriate to-market plans.
-Drive the execution of all product lifecycle processes for products, including product research, market research, competitive analysis, planning, positioning, roadmap development, requirements development, and product launch.
-Translate product strategy into detailed requirements for prototype construction and final product development by engineering teams.
-Create product strategy documents that describe business cases, high-level use cases, technical requirements, revenue, and ROI.
-Analyze market data to develop sales strategies, and define product objectives for effective marketing communications plans.
-Collaborate closely with engineering, production, marketing, and sales teams on the development, QA, and release of products and balance of resources to ensure success for the entire organization.
-Develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates Freight Farms and its features across primary market segments.

-5+ years product development experience in a supervisory capacity.
-Knowledge of Design Process, Hardware and Software Product Development.
-Bachelor’s Degree in product design or engineering.
-Ability to make strategic decisions based on market and competitor analysis.

Application Details

Please include your resume, portfolio and LinkedIn profile. Additionally, please submit a 2 minute video telling us about yourself and why you want to work with Freight Farms. This is considered your first round in the application process and will determine if we decide to move forward with a video interview. Please make sure you set the sharing settings to public for any link. Alternatively, you can head to our website and proceed to the application process there. Thank you!

Freight Farms

Freight Farms was incorporated in 2013 by Brad McNamara and Jon Friedman, who saw a need for urban agriculture to emerge as a competitive industry in the food landscape. They began in 2010 by focusing on rooftop greenhouses, but quickly realized that, to achieve their goals, they needed a modular and scalable solution. In an effort to cut down on costs and logistics, Brad and Jon began to seriously consider building their new technology inside shipping containers. Not only were containers widely available, but they would allow farms to exist in areas that couldn't support traditional methods. As a result, Freight Farms was born with the mission of building the infrastructure and technology that can allow local food to thrive.

When Brad and Jon started Freight Farms, there was no "Ag Tech" industry - they weren't even sure how to explain the concept to friends and family! Fast forward to 2020. Agriculture technology has emerged as a fast-growing industry with Freight Farms at the forefront. Not only was Freight Farms one of the first companies to emerge as an Ag Tech leader, but it was the first to build a farm inside of a shipping container, and - with the launch of the Greenery™ in 2019 - the first to iterate on the original design.

Here at Freight Farms, we have a passionate customer base of small businesses, entrepreneurs, traditional farmers, hotels and restaurants, corporate campuses, universities, and non-profits. Every day, we are working on new technology to modernize farming and bring transparency to the food industry.

Today, we have Freight Farmers around the world: snowy Canadian wildernesses, Middle Eastern deserts, concrete urban jungles, and everything in between. While our Freight Farmers have different backgrounds, they all want to shorten the distance that food travels from farm to table. Our farmers rely on container farms as a source of high-quality and sustainable produce, 365 days a year.

As a group, we are dedicated to viewing our business, values, hiring, company culture, and farmer community through the lens of diversity, inclusion and justice. In June 2020, Freight Farms created Open Doors in order to use and amplify our voices to uplift our community. With time, empathy, knowledge, and introspection, we want to create a change. The following is a promise to our farmers and the wider urban farming community:

To embrace and seek greater inclusivity and diversity of all kinds within the company and our industry, we will:

1. AMPLIFY, EMPOWER, INSPIRE. Building an inclusive and diverse farmer community starts by sharing the stories and wisdom of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and LGBTQA+ farmers. It is through these stories that we will empower future farmers.

2. EDUCATE. We can’t change what we don’t know. The Freight Farms team will stay inquisitive and engaged in the past, present, and future of agricultural, food, and urban farming policies. We will share our growing knowledge and awareness with the greater Freight Farms community.

3. SUPPORT. We will actively support aspiring Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and LGBTQA+ individuals in their search to find the right financial resources. It is our duty to serve these groups as they work to overcome the systemic hurdles that prevent them from farming.

4. EVOLVE. We will work tirelessly to create effective and affordable farming solutions so that anyone, anywhere can bring the joy of good food to their communities.

To apply, please head to our website Applicants are required to submit a resume and a brief 2 minute video submission telling us who you are and why you want to work with Freight Farms. All creative & marketing positions are required to submit a portfolio. We look forward to hearing from you!

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