VP or Director of Cultivation
Reports to: CEO
Comp: Salary + Bonus DOE, Full time
Location: Summerland, CA
Company Overview: Headwaters is a leading supplier of bulk cannabis focused on cultivation, bulk commodity distribution, and consumer goods. Guided by the tenets of sustainable agriculture and driven by a commitment to transparency, when you see a Headwaters product, you can trust that it does right by you, the environment, and the community.
Run by a group of of cannabis innovators with a unique blend of business and agricultural knowledge, Headwaters is proud to be leading the Cannabis industry towards a sustainable future. At Headwaters, every decision we makefrom production strategy to designis guided by our three core values: Environmental Awareness, Community Partnership, and Personal Well-Being.
At the highest level, the VP of Cultivation will be responsible for regulatory compliance, budget management, personnel management, safety, and strategic planning among other things that will contribute to Headwaters success.
Data Management, Budgeting & Reporting:
Maintain accurate daily activity records and operation logs and use data for strategic planning.
Understanding of Budgeting (P&L and other financial reports) and managing financial variances; capital budget planning.
Prepare and analyze cultivation operations data to enable future improvements.
Coordinate the overall operation of greenhouse(s) and associated propagation rooms to ensure adequate feedstock for crop production.
Maintain and diversify the genetic library and manage nursery team producing up to 100K clones per week.
Lead and manage plant inventory and ensuring compliance with METRC, states track and trace system.
Key objectives include managing output, yield, labor, safety, quality, and efficiencies.
Working knowledge of Quality Systems such as GMP, HACCP, 3rd party plant audits, FDA/USDA regulations, vendor selection, and quality improvement methods.
Implement and modify grow operation standard operating procedures (SOPs).
- Work with HR to develop personal development programs and plans for management and employees and to develop and implement incentive programs to increase performance and efficiencies.
Develop an effective safety culture that proactively deals with safety risk in the workplace
Manage cultivation staff, including, but not limited to: scheduling, daily task assignments, training, discipline or advancement
Ensure SOPs are established, approved, and followed in daily processes and that all cultivation related standard operating procedures are followed, including inventory management, security and cleanliness SOPs.
Ensure legal compliance of cultivation procedures by remaining current on all laws and regulations associated with cannabis operations in California.
Other responsibilities as assigned by manager.
The candidate must have
MBA in Business Management/Administration or related field (preferred)
Bachelors degree in Horticulture, Agronomy, or a related field.
5+ years managing a large scale greenhouse or cultivation operations.
Strong experience in budgeting and fiscal management.
Strong project management, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Experience developing and enforcing SOP's for implementation in new and existing cultivation facilities
Must be 21 years of age or older.
The Ideal Candidate
Driven, motivated and passionate about life inside and outside of work.
Focused on creating solutions, growth and systems in a startup environment.
Able to lead teams in a way that inspires organizational growth and empowers employees.
Able to creatively problem solve and remain calm under challenging conditions.
Expert business administration and managerial skills to control costs and optimize efficiency.
Headwaters provides equal employment opportunities for team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military status or disability in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines. We hire and promote individuals based on their qualifications for the position to be filled. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.