Cultivation Manager

Location: Litchfield, IL

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Job Posted
Mar 18, 2024
Company: Curaleaf

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Cultivation Manager


  • 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 concerning all architectural and engineering issues; and
  • Initiate cultivation equipment acquisition
  • Review 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 the 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 methods 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 the 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 essential items
  • Ability to interact regularly with Executive Directors, Head Growers, Director of Processing, and Director of Dispensary Operations
  • Interface with Academic Research Partners as required


  • 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


  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in horticulture, agriculture, or related field. Advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum 5 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
  • Strong communications skills
  • Subject to background check per state cannabis regulations


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

Curaleaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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About Curaleaf

Curaleaf creates clean, reliable, trusted cannabis products for wellness and medical use. Our highly-skilled dispensary staff is trained—and dedicated!—to help you find just the right method and concentration to achieve your personal cannabis goals