We're hiring a Head Grower for the fastest growing indoor farming company in the US – Gotham Greens. Gotham Greens has been a pioneer in indoor farming since 2009. They grow fresh, delicious leafy greens and herbs in 500,000 sq ft of high-tech greenhouses across 5 states – with more on the way. This Head Grower is located at their 70,000 sq ft Chicago, IL facility. In this senior leadership role, you'll manage all aspects of crop production to achieve best in class yield and quality. You will oversee and mentor 3 direct reports: the Assistant Grower, IPM Specialist and Nursery & Young Plant Specialist. You will report to the Director of Growing and work closely with the Chicago Plant Manager to run the entire facility.
 
Gotham Greens offers highly competitive compensation and benefits. You're joining a team that is hardworking, supportive, and passionate about sustainable urban agriculture. Gotham Greens is a great company to grow your career in horticulture, as they offer many opportunities for advancement and education.
 
Great candidates bring:

  • 5+ years experience growing in commercial greenhouses
  • Experience in lettuce and herbs preferred, but we're completely open to ornamentals, perennials, cannabis or other horticultural crops grown in a commercial greenhouse setting
  • Proficiency in one or more leading greenhouse control systems
  • People management experience
  • Strong IPM background
  • Strong math and chemistry skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills

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
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