Grower, Virginia

Gotham Greens

Gotham Greens

Stevensburg, VA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Job Details

Virginia - Stevensburg, VA

Description

THE ROLE

Gotham Greens is seeking an experienced and passionate Grower to lead our Colorado expansion. This role will be involved in both the start-up, commissioning and operation of a new location. This role will manage all aspects of crop production to achieve best in class yields and quality. The Grower will report to the Chief Greenhouse Officer, oversee several direct reports and work closely with the Plant Manager to run a smooth and efficient operation.

The ideal candidate is passionate about plants, growing, sustainable development and embraces Gotham Greens’ core values and mission of contributing to a better food system. This is an opportunity for a driven individual to contribute to the long-term success at a rapidly growing, innovative, disruptive food manufacturing company for the 21st century food system. Come join a world class CEA team that is rooted in plant science and focused on optimizing all aspects of crop production to produce the best greens on the market.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Crop Yields & Quality
  • Climate Management
  • Young Plant Production
  • IPM Program
  • Food Safety
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Crop Scheduling
  • Commissioning/Start-Up
  • Manage Direct Reports

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Science, Horticulture or Related Field
  • 3+ years’ experience in management role in commercial greenhouse production
  • Understanding of all aspects of crop production and growing
  • Experience with climate control software platforms
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to thrive at work under minimal supervision/direction
  • Available to work weekends and work flexible hours as required

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
  • Extremely well organized
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with business intelligence systems
  • Reliable and highly motivated
  • Passionate commitment to the company vision