Head Grower

Providence, Rhode Island
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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

 

Qualifications

 

Requirements:

  • 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

 

Who We Are

 

Gotham Greens is on a mission to transform how and where fresh produce is grown. We are a pioneer in urban indoor agriculture and a leading fresh produce and food company. Through our national network of local high-tech farms, Gotham Greens delivers fresh, long-lasting and delicious leafy greens, herbs, salad dressings, and dips all year round to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers. Founded in 2009, the company opened its first greenhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., shortly thereafter. Today, Gotham Greens operates 500,000 square feet of high-tech greenhouses across five U.S. states.

 

Our team of 350+ full time team members are hardworking, supportive, and passionate about sustainable urban agriculture. We work to create an environment that is caring, fun and collaborative. Gotham Greens offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

 

We are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

 

To apply, email jobs@gothamgreens.com.