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Cultivation Manager

Plainfield, NJ 07060

Posted: 05/16/2024 Industry: Horticulture Job Number: 17196 Targeted Compensation: $100,000.00

Job Description

Cultivation Manager

Ag 1 Source is looking for a Cultivation Manager for a very progressive and expanding cannabis company with production facilities in multiple states. We are looking for an experienced agronomist and grower to guide production practices in a new facility in Plainfield, NJ.

What’s in it for you:

  • This is a position that you can really grow in
  • State-of-the-art, high-tech production operations
  • Work with an experienced national team of leaders in the commercial cannabis industry
  • Be part of the launch of a new state of the art growing facility
  • Ability to travel to other company sites for training and leadership presentations

What you will be doing:

  • Deliver key performance indicators (yield, labor, inventory management, quality, safety, packaging costs, on-time delivery) to budgeted standards
  • Accountable for data capturing and analysis of facility environmental conditions and ensuring data capturing and analysis best practices are shared across the organization
  • Ensures that the Company’s on-time delivery goals and quality standards are met
  • Responsible for adherence to product and customer specifications
  • Responsible for accurate and timely production reporting including delivering the Company’s daily “walk-through” report to CEO
  • Promoting a positive labor relations environment within departments and the facility as a whole
  • Responsible for the retention, training, development and mentoring of direct reports, including Harvest Managers
  • Responsible for ensuring that the facility is in compliance with local and state regulations
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with state and local regulatory agency employees including being present for all regulatory audits and inspections
  • Responsible for the safe operation of the entire process
  • Ensure best practices are followed at the facility
  • Accountable for refining existing SOPs and ensuring their consistency across the organization

A successful candidate for this Cultivation Manager Role will possess the following:

  • Minimum 2 years direct experience in farm production
  • Proficient in process control, cost management and cost containment strategies
  • Minimum B.S. in horticulture or 10 plus years as a commercial substrate vegetable or fruit grower using hydroponic methods
  • Ability to implement and instill a results-oriented performance focus across all personnel and functional responsibility
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a large-scale operation
  • Extensive knowledge of integrated pest management
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency is required (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Canopy)
  • Physical ability to work in a contained production facility while wearing appropriate safety gear

Compensation: The compensation range for this position will be $80k-$120k, with a midpoint of $100k. Only candidates with at least 5 years or more of supervisory experience will be considered at mid-point or above.

Benefits: The company is finalizing a comprehensive employee medical and dental program that will be in effect by June 1, 2024.

Desired Location: A successful candidate must reside within daily driving distance of the facility ion Plainfield, NJ. No relocation assistance is provided for this role.

Ag 1 Source has been focused on Executive Level Agriculture recruiting since 2002, our network runs deep. If this role isn't quite the right fit for you, but are still open to exploring career growth, feel free to do so HERE. Or, if you know someone who may be interested in this role, please reach out HERE. We provide up to a $500 referral bonus for individuals that are referred, and we place.

*Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the Cultivation Manager job.

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