July 25, 2022Director of CultivationClarksdale, MS

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Our client, a cannabis entrepreneur has an opportunity for a Director of Cultivation in Mississippi. They are looking for an individual that can help build the company from the ground up. The Director of Cultivation will provide oversight on all Cultivation operations and report directly to the executive team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop SOPs 
  • Work with Executives to design cultivation facility from the ground up
  • Manage the day to day and big picture operations of a large scale commercial indoor or outdoor grow with primary responsibilities include: cloning, transplanting, feeding, cropping, flushing, spraying and trimming flowers
  • Must oversee the cultivation procedures and nutrient protocols, keeping accurate records and presenting the results in a timely manner to the appropriate executives.
  • Develop company cultivation methods and work closely with the rest of the cultivation department to develop and improve processes and supervise all post-harvest activities
  • Ensure post-harvest work areas are clean and maintained in accordance with the company’s standard operating procedures, and motivate the cultivation staff to meet performance targets
  • Ensure proper training and development of employees and prepare weekly employee time and payroll
  • Schedule preventative maintenance to ensure the highest quality yields without loss to fungus, disease and mold etc.
  • Follow strict standards related to the grow operations and will be responsible for KPI Reporting and monitoring on a regular basis.
  • Expert knowledge of plant diseases, insects and fungi, and integrated pest management treatment
  • Execute preventative maintenance to eliminate mold, powdery mildew, spider mites, root aphids, fungus gnats etc.
  • Responsible for the hiring, training and scheduling staff through all processes including cloning, transplanting, topping, defoliating, trimming, packaging, etc.
  • Develop and/or maintain outdoor grow protocols and nutrient regiments
  • Schedule plant maintenance and maintain organization to keep costs down
  • Track and catalog each strain from seed to flower to harvest.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of strains including Sativa, Indica and Hybrids and understand the medicinal implementation and effects of strains

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ years as a Head Grower in a Commercial Indoor/Outdoor Operation
  • 5+ years commercial agriculture experience
  • Must be a strong leader with an acute business sense
  • Expertise and knowledge with nutrients and soil mediums (hydroponics preferred)
  • Knowledge of Integrated Pest Management solutions and ability to identify nutrient deficiencies proactively
  • Up to date and advanced knowledge of the cannabis plant growing techniques, new strains and genetics
  • Well organized and attention to detail is a must
  • Experienced team leader with a positive attitude and vision for the future
  • Knowledge of crop management and commercial agriculture
  • Expert knowledge of plant diseases, pests and health
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Must be 21+ and pass a background screening
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Horticulture or Plant Science a Plus

Compensation: $100K+

If this sounds like the position you have been waiting for, please apply using the online application or the link below – all inquiries are strictly confidential. Our focus is to assist you to make your best next career move, and we will not use your information for any other purpose.

CannabizTeam is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. TEAM200 


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