Head Grower Chicago
Job Details
Chicago 1 - Chicago, IL

The Role 

The Head Grower is a senior leadership position within the company whose primary role is to manage all aspects of crop production to achieve best in class yields and quality at the Providence greenhouse. This role will oversee and mentor the Assistant Grower, IPM Specialist and Nursery & Young Plant Specialist. This role reports to the Director of Growing and works closely with the Plant Manager at their specific location to run the entire facility. 


Areas of Responsibility
This role oversees all growing tasks at the facility with their growing team which include but are not limited to:

  • Yield & Quality
  • Climate Management
  • Crop Scheduling
  • Data Analytics
  • Plant Nutrition & Irrigation
  • Horticulture Inventory Management
  • Young Plant Production
  • IPM Program
  • Staff Training
  • R&D Support
  • Facility Maintenance Support
  • Partner in Food Safety Program
  • Organized Communication between Growing Team and other Departments




  • 5 years’ experience growing in commercial greenhouses and hydroponics
  • Experience in lettuce and herbs strongly preferred
  • Proficient in one or more leading greenhouse control systems
  • People management experience
  • Strong IPM background and experience relevant to lettuces and herbs
  • Strong math and chemistry skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills


The ideal candidate:

  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Solution-oriented problem-solver
  • Strong managerial skills to develop growing teams
  • Excellent emotional intelligence
  • Passionate commitment to the company vision