Director, Cultivation at Cresco Labs | Powderkeg

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Cresco Labs is one of the largest public, vertically integrated, multistate operators in the cannabis industry. Our portfolio of in-house cultivated and manufactured brands features some of the highest quality, most awarded and most popular cannabis products in America. With dozens of locations nationwide, our owned and operated Sunnyside® dispensaries provide a welcoming, positive, judgement-free place to shop for anyone at any point on their cannabis journey.

Founded in 2013, Cresco Labs’ mission is to normalize and professionalize cannabis through our passionate employees. As stewards of the cannabis industry, our teams are constantly focused on supporting the needs of our fellow colleagues, consumers, customers, and communities alike. With a focus on Social Equity and Educational Development, our SEEDTM initiative ensures that our company reflects the communities in which we serve, ensuring equal opportunity for all to have the knowledge and resources to work in and own businesses in cannabis.

At Cresco Labs, we aim to revolutionize and lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on quality and consistency of product, and to bring legitimacy to the industry with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

If you’re interested in joining our mission, click the below links to join our team today!

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 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

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in plant biology, physiology, biological sciences, or agricultural sciences
  • Experience managing a large-scale cultivation operation (preferably cannabis related) that has a clean history of compliance
  • OSHA certified in Safety Training-preferred
  • Demonstrated personnel management experience
  • Demonstrated experience managing operations
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of plant cultivation and cultivation facility 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
  • 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

BENEFITS

Cresco Labs is proud to offer eligible employees a robust offering of benefits including, major medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(K)-match program, FSA/HSA programs, LTD/STD options, life insurance and AD&D. We also offer eligible employees paid holidays and paid time off. Other rewards may include annual discretionary bonuses, stock options as well as participation in our employee discount program. Benefits eligibility for permanent positions may vary by full-time or part-time roles, location, or position.

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

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.

California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) Notice to Applicants:
Please read the [California Employee Privacy

Notice](https://www.sunnyside.shop/california-employee-privacy-notice)[ ](https://www.crescolabs.com/california-employee-privacy-notice/)(“CA Privacy Notice”) regarding Sunnyside* and its affiliate Cresco Labs’ policies pertaining to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. This CA Privacy Notice supplements the information contained in the Sunnyside* Privacy Policy and applies to California resident employees and job applicants. Applicants with disabilities may access this notice in an alternative format by contacting CCPAnotice@crescolabs.com

Reporting a Scam:

Cresco Labs is aware of fictitious employment offers being circulated from various sources. Many of these schemes consist of an alleged offer of employment with Cresco Labs with the intention of gaining personal information, including payment and/or banking information. Be aware that fraudulent job offers and correspondence may appear legitimate: they may feature a Cresco Labs logo, they may appear to originate from an official- looking email address or web site, or they may be sent by individuals purporting to represent Cresco Labs or an entity which includes the word Cresco Labs in its name.

Please note that Cresco Labs **does not **ask for payment or personal banking information as a condition of employment. Any personal information is requested for payroll or state badging purposes only. Applications can be securely submitted through our career’s pages.

We are working diligently to block this from happening. Beware if an

offer of employment looks too good to be true. Never divulge personal and banking information or send money if you are unsure of the authenticity of an email or other communication in the name of Cresco Labs.

If you are in doubt, please contact us at **[Report-a-

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Director, Cultivation
  • Company
    Cresco Labs
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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