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Cultivation Manager

AYR Wellness Remote
cultivation production crop cannabis health operations r&r fertility regulatory team growth data
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Ayr is looking for a Cultivation Manager to work with our Head Grower and work in our Warrendale, PA cultivation and grow facility to help set up and build a company that continues to help consumers to live their best lives.
Join the team in Pennsylvania as we venture to open new avenues in the Medical Marijuana space.
Ayr is an expanding vertically integrated, U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, focusing on high-growth markets. With anchor operations in Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida and New Jersey, the company cultivates and manufactures branded cannabis products for distribution through its network of retail outlets and through third-party stores.
Ayr strives to enrich and enliven consumers’ experience every day – helping them to live their best lives, elevated.

Responsibilities:
Ensure all cultivation methods and processes are consistently updated to leverage commercial horticultural production standards and methods and reflect AYR's scientific, data-driven approach to cannabis cultivation.
Develop, review, and revise crop production budgets on an ongoing basis in order to ensure maximum value generation from all budgeted expenditures.
Troubleshoot crop health, fertility, and pest issues as they arise in the course of regular crop production.
Provide support with IFRS Biological Asset Reporting, regulatory audits, financial audits, etc. where needed.
Maintain, update, and audit plant inventory in MJFreeway on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance with state seed-to-sale tracking requirements for cannabis cultivation operations.
Coordination of cultivation production scheduling with VP of Operations to determine adequate production output of plant material to meet the KPI standards of CannTech.
Provide ongoing training for all team members of the Cultivation Department in the policies and procedures of CannTech
Manage scheduling and assignment of tasks across the Cultivation Department to ensure adherence to production schedule and room harvest rotations.
Maintain strict adherence to all requirements and regulations as outlined in Pennsylvania Rules & Regulations, and any further regulatory requirements given by the Department of Public Health, Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, and/or any other applicable regulatory agency.
Assists in fostering a positive work environment, treat everyone with dignity and respect while perpetuating a curiosity for “everything cannabis”.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, agriculture or related field (preferred). Strongly preferred – Advanced degree in Agronomy and Soil Sciences, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, or Crop Sciences.
Must have a current Pennsylvania Certified Applicator’s license or acquire a Pennsylvania Certified Applicator’s license within 30 days of hire.
Science-based approach to cannabis production.
Ability to objectively evaluate production data in a scientific manner.
Understanding of GMP/GAP guidelines as they pertain to a production environment.
Significant technical understanding of plant production as impacted by environmental conditions and crop fertility, as well as the interplay between crop fertility, environmental conditions, and light level as pertains to plant growth.
Expert knowledge of plant diseases, insects, and fungi, as well as plant treatment options.
Sound understanding of the financial principles applicable to effective planning, budgeting, and control of costs in crop production.
Experience utilizing commercial fertigation systems (Argus, Dosatron, H.E. Anderson, Priva, etc.) in conjunction water-soluble fertilizer (WSF) feed programs.
Extensive knowledge regarding both the environmental and health/safety standards for agricultural operations.
Understanding of GMP/GAP guidelines as they pertain to a production environment
Microsoft Office Proficient.
Familiarity with commercial horticultural environmental monitoring and control systems (Wadsworth, Autogrow, Priva, Hoogendoorn, Argus, etc.)
Able to pass all background checks as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Must be able to obtain/maintain a Pennsylvania DPH RMD Agent certification.
Must be 18 years of age or older as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

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