Iowa Cannabis Company is dedicated to bringing an effortless, affordable, and educational experience to our community. This, along with an environment of inclusion and collaboration, mixed with our fast and furious growth, makes us a fun and rewarding place to work.
The Director of Cultivation will be responsible for shaping the future of the company's cultivation operations in addition to maintaining the company's reputation and standards while implementing a dynamic growth plan. The responsibilities will include but not be limited to the build out of a new cultivation facility based in or around eastern Iowa, the implementation of our SOPs and policies, and implementation of the newest techniques and technologies.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborate in order to build out the Cultivation facilities and coordinate with the construction team to ensure project completion.
Implement cultivation SOPs ensuring compliance with State regulations and company policies.
Implement new technologies and techniques
Hire and train new cultivation staff, including managers and technicians
Develop and set indoor grow facility Implementation of environmental parameters and program/monitor automated greenhouse control software.
Create production and work schedules for staff
Monitor production results regularly with the founder and our COO while driving team accountability for adherence to standards and product yield and quality, and responsible for addressing any deviation approve crop-inputs and supplies for the Grow Areas.
Develop custom fertilizer recipes to optimize yield, plant health and potency.
Set and implement integrated pest management strategies in compliance with state and company policy.
Develop proper sanitation protocols of the Growing Areas.
Identify plant varieties to fit facility and market needs.
Set propagation, germination and planting schedules for all crops and varieties.
Coordinate clerical, record keeping, inventory and financial data.
Explain and enforce safety regulations and policies
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelors degree or higher in Agronomy, Plant Sciences, or Horticulture preferred
Preferable PR experience
Strong process management skills
Must be a strong leader with an acute business sense
Experience in developing advanced/custom fertilizer recipes strongly desired
Colorado compliant Integrated Pest Management solutions and ability to identify nutrient deficiencies proactively.
Expert knowledge of plant diseases, pests and health
Up to date and advanced knowledge of the cannabis plant growing techniques, new strains and genetics
Well organized and attention to detail is a must
Experienced team leader with a positive attitude and vision for the future
Knowledge of crop management and commercial agriculture
Compensation: DOE plus full benefits and relocation