Cultivation Manager

Curaleaf
Litchfield, Illinois

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) ("Curaleaf") is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis with a mission to enhance lives by cultivating, sharing and celebrating the power of the plant. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise and reliability, the Company and its brands, including Curaleaf, Select, and Grassroots provide industry-leading service, product selection and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. In the United States, Curaleaf currently operates in 17 states with 147 dispensaries and employs nearly 5,200 team members. Curaleaf International is the largest vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction and production.   Home | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

Our corporate social responsibility is Rooted in Good. We believe in taking corporate and social responsibility very seriously, from our educational outreach to national partnerships, state-wide initiatives and local causes. Giving back to the communities where we operate is important to us and helps to change old attitudes by showing the positive impact of cannabis in creating jobs, changing lives, and helping local communities. Social Responsibility | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

 

Our Mission: To enhance lives by cultivating, sharing, and celebrating the power of the plant. 

Our Vision: To be the world's leading cannabis company by consistently delivering superior products and services and driving the global acceptance of cannabis. 

Our Values:

  • Lead and Inspire.  
  • Commit to Win.  
  • ONE Curaleaf.  
  • Driven to Deliver Excellence.  

 

The Cultivation Manager is responsible for setting cultivation standards that are uniformly adhered to throughout all Curaleaf’s multi-state cultivation operations to deliver quality and innovative cannabis product strains and variety to medical and recreational cannabis patients. The Manager of Cultivation reports to the Regional Director, Cultivation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Design and Expansion

  • Lead the Cultivation Design Team to direct build-out and equipment planning and expansion for all cultivation operations
  • Monitor and approve subsidiary cultivation CAPEX budget and report variances
  • Communicate regularly with Executive Director concerning all architectural and engineering issues; and
  • Initiate cultivation equipment acquisition

Operational

  • Review current systems for operational efficiency and stays abreast of grow and other technology and product developments in the cannabis industry and related industries
  • Develops methods to monitor and measure cultivation activity to identify areas of success and areas of opportunity to control production efficiency, manufacturing
    variances, material waste, and other indicators of profitability
  • Collaborate with Executive Director’s, Director of Processing and Director of Retail Operations to assure proper strain, inventory, and production management
  • Develops and implements procedures for optimal growing and harvesting conditions and Implements mitigation strategies as needed
  • Ensure that the Cultivation Team is adhering to protocols and policies to ensure the Executive Director’s production requirements are met
  • Regularly review harvest schedules with Head Growers to ensure proper strain inventory
  • Establish QA/QC policies and standards, including health and safety requirements and monitor and ensure compliance
  • Drives consistency across all cultivation operations, including materials, procedures, and staff & re-training; Refines methods and protocols based on best crop management practices
  • Establish cultivation standards and monitor and ensure compliance and communication, including:
    • Cultivation Equipment specs and standards;
    • Nutrient and environment protocols;
    • Hygiene and safety policies and procedures
  • Regularly collaborate with Head Growers and the Grow Team Committee to identify industry best practices, modify cultivation policies and ensure the uniform roll-out
  • Encourage testing of cutting-edge cultivation methodologies and inputs in a controlled and measured manner
  • Submit weekly to COO, subsidiary cultivation reports (designed by Director of Cultivation) highlighting specific essential items
  • Ability to interact regularly with Executive Directors, Head Growers, Director of Processing, and Director of Dispensary Operations
  • Interface with Academic Research Partners as required

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Demonstrated mastery of growing methods, including in-depth knowledge of macro- and micro-nutrients, beneficial bacterial and nutrient implementation
  • Expert knowledge of plant diseases, insects, and fungi, as well as plant treatment options
  • Proven experience in managing crops and production is required
  • Sound understanding of the financial principles applicable to effective planning, cost control, and budgeting of the crop growth operation
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve manufacturing objectives in terms of volume, product mix, cost, and quality
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, agriculture, or related field. Advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing product, staff and resources in a large-scale commercial greenhouse or agricultural operation at the senior level
  • Extensive knowledge in environment, health and safety standards in agricultural operations required
  • Transparent and high-integrity leadership
  • A proven track record of delivering the organizations results through people
  • Strong communications skills
  • Subject to background check per state cannabis regulations

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to lift to 50 lbs individually
  • Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach and lift for long periods
  • Must be able to work in retail, manufacturing, or production facilities with moderate to loud noise level and changing working conditions
  • May require the use of safety equipment or personal protective equipment, as needed

Curaleaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Litchfield IL Pay Range
$80,000$90,000 USD

Not all benefits listed above are available to all employees at all locations.  

Curaleaf is an equal opportunity employer. Curaleaf recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as requires by applicable law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Individuals adversely impacted by the war on drugs are encouraged to apply. 

Current Curaleaf employees should use our internal job board to submit an application for current openings: https://app2.greenhouse.io/internal_job_board