Senior Director, Cultivation

Chicago, Illinois | Full-Time

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  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, agriculture or related field. Advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience managing product, staff and resources in a large scale commercial greenhouse or agricultural operation at the senior level
  • Extensive knowledge in environment, health and safety standards in agricultural operations required
  • Transparent and high-integrity leadership
  • A proven track record of delivering the organizations results through people 
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background check
  • Strong communications skills


Design and Expansion

  • Lead the Cultivation Design Team to direct build out and equipment planning and expansion for all cultivation operations
  • Monitor and approve subsidiary cultivation CAPEX budget and report variances
  • Communicate regularly with Executive Director with respect to all architectural and engineering issues; and
  • Initiate cultivation equipment acquisition



  • Reviews current systems for operational efficiency and stays abreast of grow and other technology and product developments in the cannabis industry and related industries
  • Develops methods to monitor and measure cultivation activity to identify areas of success and areas of opportunity to control production efficiency, manufacturing
  • variances, material waste and other indicators of profitability
  • Collaborate with Executive Director’s, Director of Processing and Director of Retail Operations to assure proper strain, inventory and production management
  • Develops and implements procedures for optimal growing and harvesting conditions and Implements mitigation strategies as needed
  • Ensure that the Cultivation Team is adhering to protocols and policies to ensure Executive Director’s production requirements are met
  • Regularly review harvest schedules with Head Growers to ensure proper strain inventory
  • Establish QA/QC policies and standards, including health, and safety requirements and monitor and ensure compliance
  • Drives consistency across all cultivation operations including materials, procedures, and staff & re-training; Refines procedures and protocols based on best crop management practices
  • Establish cultivation standards and monitor and ensure compliance and communication including:
  • Cultivation Equipment specs and standards;
  • Nutrient and environment protocols;
  • Hygiene and safety policies and procedures
  • Regularly collaborate with Head Growers and the Grow Team Committee to identify industry best practices, modify cultivation policies and ensure uniform roll out
  • Encourage testing of cutting-edge cultivation methodologies and inputs in a controlled and measured manner
  • Submit weekly to COO, subsidiary cultivation reports (designed by Director of Cultivation) highlighting specific of key items
  • Ability to interact regularly with Executive Directors, Head Growers, Director of Processing and Director of Dispensary Operations



  • Demonstrated mastery of growing methods, including in-depth knowledge of macro- and micro-nutrients, beneficial bacterial and nutrient implementation
  • Expert knowledge of plant diseases, insects, and fungi, as well as plant treatment options
  • Proven experience in managing crops and production is required
  • Sound understanding of the financial principles applicable to effective planning, cost control and budgeting of the crop growth operation
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve manufacturing objectives in terms of volume, product mix, cost and quality.
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines



  • Must be able to individually lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach and lift for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work in retail, manufacturing, or production facilities with moderate to loud noise level and changing working conditions
  • May require use of safety equipment or personal protective equipment, as needed


Curaleaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.
HQ: Wakefield, Massachusetts

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. is a vertically integrated multistate cannabis company that operates in 18 states with 57 dispensaries, 15 cultivation sites and 24 processing sites.

Company size: 2200

  • Salary
  • Career Level
  • Degree
  • Experience
  • Job Type
  • Attractive
  • Executive
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7-10 Years
  • Full-Time
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