Head Grower - Northern California
Job Details
Description

THE ROLE

Gotham Greens is expanding across the United States and seeking passionate, driven, and hardworking individuals to fill positions for our new Northern California Greenhouse Facility. 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. This role will oversee and mentor the Assistant Grower, IPM Specialist, and 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

  • Yield & Quality
    • Oversee yield & quality for all crops to achieve company targets
    • Use data-driven approach to manage all areas of crop production
  • Climate Management & Irrigation Schedules
    • Oversee climate strategy for all plants and compartments
    • Determine optimal settings for all greenhouse equipment and irrigation
    • Evaluate climate strategy impact on energy use and yield
  • Greenhouse Management
    • Oversee and determine all cultural practices for young plant production
    • Oversee IPM Program – compliance, record keeping, and IPM strategy
    • Monitor functioning of greenhouse, production, and irrigation equipment regularly with Maintenance Supervisor
    • Oversee plant nutrition program
    • Review crop schedules and adjust as needed for sales, operations, or plant needs
    • Provide training to the operations team as needed on crop specific tasks
    • Facilitate a culture of continuous improvement and teamwork

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Science, Horticulture or Related Field
  • 5-10 years’ experience in a management role in commercial greenhouse production
  • Understanding of all aspects of crop production and growing in CEA
  • Experience with climate control software platforms
  • Extremely well organized
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Master’s Degree in Plant Science, Horticulture or Related Field
  • Commercial production experience in hydroponics
  • Commercial production experience in leafy greens and herbs
  • Superior problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience with business intelligence systems
  • Passionate commitment to the company vision
Apply