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Posted July 14th

Director of Cultivation

Lincoln, Illinois

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Cresco Labs

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Posted July 14th

Director of Cultivation

Lincoln, Illinois

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine's Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods ("CPG") approach to cannabis, Cresco's house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy's, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco's national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry's first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry.

MISSION STATEMENT

At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation's cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Cultivation is responsible for overseeing day-to-day functions of the cultivation production areas; managing all cultivation agents; ensuring that all processes, training requirements, schedules, policies and procedures are followed, and that the cultivation production goals (developed in accordance with the Cultivation Center Business Plan and registered qualifying patient needs) are met; and approving batches of harvested cannabis for processing, packaging, labeling, and sale after receiving passing test results from the Department-approved laboratory. Responsible for the documentation, ordering, and receiving of all inventory and products, arranging deliveries, maintaining facility compliance, and cleanliness.

CORE JOB DUTIES

Agent Support and Management:
  • Responsible for managing cultivation staff, schedules, cultivation processes, inventory, and vendor relations
  • Serves as a role-model and resource for cultivation staff concerning products and services, policies and procedures, industry news, and changes in regulations
  • Responds to all agent questions, concerns, or suggestions and takes action when necessary to resolve conflicts
  • Responsible for delegating tasks to cultivation agents in order to maintain a compliant and clean cultivation facility
  • Coordinates with the upper management team to ensure accurate information is communicated to the cultivation staff

Cultivation Operation Management:
  • Oversees all cultivation tasks and processes, ensures proper documentation of all applicable activities in accordance with the commonwealth and standards set by Cresco Labs
  • Plans, coordinates, and oversees the transition of product development by ensuring the proper tasks are executed and the environmental conditions support the cultivation of superior product quality
  • Oversees supply stock, orders, and deliveries to ensure efficient levels of all cultivation inputs and supplies
  • Responsible for measuring and mixing nutrient and plant applications, and applying these mixtures according to Cresco Labs policy
  • Ensure plant health by pruning, toping, trimming, analyzing plant health according to Cresco Labs policy, as well as any other tasks required
  • Maintain rotation of strains through garden to ensure variety and quantity for RMD locations
  • Direct environmental programs, such as air or water compliance, aboveground or underground storage tanks, spill prevention or control, hazardous waste or materials management, solid
  • Waste recycling, customer waste management, indoor air quality, integrated pest management, employee training, and disaster preparedness

Reports and Documentation:
  • Maintain accurate records of all cultivation activities including employee records, inventory records, crop application records, materials receipt, returns, etc. in accordance with the commonwealth and standards set by Cresco Labs

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS
  • OSHA certified in Safety Training-preferred
  • Experience managing a large-scale cultivation operation (preferably not cannabis-related) that has a clean history of compliance
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in plant biology, physiology, biological sciences, or agricultural sciences
  • Demonstrated personnel management experience
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of plant cultivation and cultivation facility operations
  • Demonstrated experience managing agents and operations
  • Experience in a position requiring critical-thinking, problem-solving, planning and assessment
  • Computer literacy in word processing, point-of-sale systems, and data base management
  • Knowledge of medical cannabis policy and law
  • Two years of experience in a position with managerial responsibilities
  • Thorough understanding of state and local medical cannabis laws and how they apply to the operations of Cresco Labs
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Effective time-management and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing and challenging environment
  • Proficiency in windows-based software and point of sale applications
  • Ability to stand, sit, kneel, and lift up to 50 lbs. for extended periods of time

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
Location
Lincoln, Illinois