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Posted September 14th

Senior Manager of Cultivation

Lincoln, Illinois


Cresco Labs



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Posted September 14th

Senior Manager of Cultivation

Lincoln, Illinois


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.


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.


  • Direct oversight of all cultivation managers including but not limited to:
    • Weekly meetings and/or check-ins with direct reports
    • Professional Managerial Development
    • KPI development and adherence
    • Bi-yearly review process
    • Aid in the development of weekly labor schedules
    • HR related issues
  • Ability to discuss all horticultural activities with general staff and upper management and the activities' implications on schedule and budget
  • Identification and project management of key facility equipment issues and maintenance
  • Clear consistent communication of current schedule and deviations to full staff and corporate offices
  • Inventory control and ordering of all consumable products
  • Coordination of all department actions with supporting departments (processing, facilities, compliance, manufacturing)
  • Ensure that all compliance or regulatory processes are completed and in-line
  • Strong interpersonal skills and precise communication

  • Ability to build and/or drive new staff training programs
  • Horticultural guidance pertaining to transplanting, pruning and harvesting
  • Identification of bottlenecks in the production process and development of methods or facility solutions
  • Ability to diagnose common cannabis diseases
    • Familiarity with basic IPM practices and skills to implement effectively
    • Reporting of disease prevalence and severity
  • Ability to diagnose common nutritional deficiencies
  • Development and reporting of environmental and irrigation conditions
  • Reporting of production rounds including yield, health, quality and the associated key drivers of round performance such as pruning timing and techniques
  • Control of all environmental and fertigation equipment to maintain required conditions

  • Mechanical Inclination
  • Experience with digital horticultural control systems
  • Experience with Excel
  • Experience leading teams of 20+ employees including middle management
  • Experience building teams (hiring/firing)
  • Excellent mathematical, language, and reasoning skills
  • 5+ years in a horticultural management role, preferably cannabis

  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.