Cultivation Manager

Coolidge, AZ

The Cultivation Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the cultivation operational policies, objective, and initiatives in their assigned facility. Ensures a collaborative and cooperative working relationship within their departments to achieve business goals and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operational management and business activities of the cultivation department in their assigned facility.
  • Responsible for driving the cultivation department to achieve and surpass goals and objectives, that will maximize output and minimize cost resulting in higher profitability.
  • Implement and enforce SOPs, methods, policies, objectives to advance cultivation, and ensure continuing operations to increase productivity and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Monitor environmental data points and HVAC system to prevent system failure and loss of crop.
  • Supervise assistant managers in the development and execution of the clone-to- pre-harvest cultivation schedule.
  • Assist facility leadership in the development and execution of the facility production schedule.
  • Set and maintain flower inventory levels based on cultivation schedule and sales forecast.
  • Partner with Data Analytics to collect grow and environmental data for future facility and plant growing techniques.
  • Utilize Lean Manufacturing tactics including Six Sigma to identify, scope and implement processes, technologies, and systems to continuously improve product quality as well as operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Manage department budgets and prepares reports for Cultivation leadership.
  • Utilize KPIs to monitor, adjust, reward, and optimize company operations performance.
  • Partner with Compliance to meet regulatory standards for their department including document records, inventory counts, etc.
  • Lead the training and development of Assistant Cultivation Managers in accordance with company policies to motivate and drive the achievement of business objectives and to build, uphold, and support the values of the Company.
  • Partner with Human Resources to meet hiring needs and conduct performance reviews.
  • Utilize all internal tracking systems, ERP and QMS to ensure consistent products and high-quality control.
  • Creates an environment and culture that focuses on fulfilling the company’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Operate as an inclusive leader; engage all associates in a manner that supports company strategy and retention.
  • Establish credibility throughout the organization as an effective collaborative developer of solutions to business challenges.
  • Updates job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations, participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in a commercial cultivation facility.
  • Three (3) years’ experiences in management/leadership roles.
  • Advanced knowledge of cannabis cultivation including organic living soil, permaculture, and horticulture.
  • Strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, initiative, attention to detail, drive for change, getting organizational support, building ownership and commitment, making though decisions and developing others.
  • Ability to deliver results timely and in a pressure filled environment.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older and able to successfully register with the state’s cannabis commission as an agent.
  • Must be able to comply with all laws, regulations, and policies associated with the industry.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in plant science, biology, agricultural sciences, or equivalent area of study preferred.
  • 4 year(s) of management/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Operations or performance improvement skill sets preferred.
  • Previous experience in a highly regulated manufacturing, packaging, and/or warehouse environment is a plus.

Physical and Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position, move and/or position oneself, communicate, operate and/or prepare, place, position objects, tools, or controls. The employee must occasionally move packages weighing up to 50 lb. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close observation and the ability to adjust focus. The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual, with or without reasonable accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Working Environment:

Work is performed in a warehouse environment. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

EEO Statement:

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We place priority in an environment of inclusion, diversity and social justice and are committed to securing a better, brighter way forward for our employees, our markets and our communities.

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