Our client is a top leader in hemp and cannabis cultivation in the U.S. and looking for a Director of Horticulture to join oversee all multi-state cultivation operations.
The Director will be responsible for maintaining the company’s standards and reputation why implementing a dynamic growth plan for cultivation operations. The ideal candidate will have experience in agricultural operations and multiple cultivation and grow operations on a commercial scale. The ideal candidate will also have deep understanding of plant physiology and additional experience outside of cannabis, such as floriculture.
Location: Must live in or be to relocate to Florida.
- Oversee the growing and cultivation operations for multiple locations
- Establish systems and chain of command to collect, analyze, and maintain data on cultivation operations to aid strategic planning and operational decisions
- Create and manage schedules, cultivation processes, inventory, and vendor relations
- Serve as a role model and resource for staff with regards to products and services, policies and procedures, industry news, and changes in regulations
- Consistently report cultivation status, verbally and in written form to all executive leadership/ownership
- Attend weekly meetings to communicate status and directives
- Frequent travel for facility inspections, media events, and other meetings as needed
- Participates in the development, review and implementation of procedures to ensure the plants are consistently maintained at the highest possible standards
- Research new techniques and insight and dedicated to expand knowledge
- Will work closely with other managers and directors in order to execute the company's overall strategy
- Provides ongoing oversight of plant care
- Manages all contract services for areas of responsibility.
- Oversees the Integrated Pest Management program.
- Ensures that best horticultural practices are applied, provides staff and intern training regularly.
- Serves as a member of Leadership Team and acts as a positive leader for the organization.
- Supports peers and staff in achieving overall institutional goals.
- Serves as an external representative of the organization, a national leader in horticulture and as a liaison with key organizations to support achieving institutional goals
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in plant biology, physiology, biological sciences, or agricultural sciences, horticulture or agriculture management
- Expert knowledge of plant diseases, insects and fungi, as well as plant treatment options
- At least 5 years commercial grow experience
- Knowledge of large-scale commercial plant cultivation including nutrient requirements, mediums, light requirements, temperature control, airflow, etc.
- Experience managing a large-scale cultivation operation that has a clean history of compliance
- In-depth working knowledge of cannabis plant symptom diagnosis, causality and remedy applications
- Advanced knowledge of hemp or cannabis plants and genetics
- Must have accountability, proactive behavior and strong attention to detail
- Demonstrated personnel management experience
- Experience in a position requiring critical-thinking, problem-solving, planning and assessment
- Knowledge of cannabis policy and law
Salary Range: Negotiable Based on Experience
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