Harvest Manager

Rock Island, IL
Wholesale Operations – Cultivation & Harvest
Full-time / Exempt
About Green Thumb Industries:
Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, is dedicated to providing dignified access to cannabis while giving back to the communities in which they serve. GTI manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Rythm, Dogwalkers, The Feel Collection, incredibles and Beboe, among others. The company also owns and operates rapidly growing national retail cannabis stores called Rise™ and Essence. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, GTI has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 95 retail locations and operations across 12 U.S. markets. Established in 2014, GTI employs approximately 1,200 people and serves thousands of patients and customers each year. GTI was named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business.  More information is available at GTIgrows.com.


About the Role:
Harvest Manager will be responsible for managing, planning, directing, organizing, coordinating, and leading the Harvest & Flower Teams activities for the facility. This Manager will lead the team and will ensure quality, compliance and consistency of service delivery, and will focus on higher level planning, forecasting, and general business activities of this group.  The Harvest Manager will report to the Grow Operations Manager with a dotted line to the Head Grower.

Core Responsibilities:

    • Manage, supervise and direct the activities of Harvest & Flower team; make recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, termination or advancement of employees in department
    • Manage the cannabis harvest process including offload, harvesting, sanitizing and reloading flower rooms, milling and destruction
    • Develop and ensure SOPs are being followed for all harvest and post-harvest activities
    • Lead and support the Harvest & Flower teams, identify gaps and weaknesses and allocate resources accordingly
    • Keep detailed harvest & flower records and submit reports weekly, monthly, quarterly, or as needed
    • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with Head Grower and Grow Operations Manager
    • Work collaboratively with Head Grower on Drying/Curing processes and schedules
    • Assist Team Leads with conflict resolution within the department and address team member concerns and questions
    • Monitor employee progress; guide, train and develop employees in the accomplishment of their duties and goals through professional growth; write, conduct and oversee individual performance reviews/evaluations of department employees
    • Hold employees accountable for performance; identify poor performance or behavior and coach employee
    • Lead weekly team meetings and participate in daily manager meetings
    • Coordinate with Human Resources to ensure staffing needs are met based on the harvest & production schedules as well as in forecasting future labor needs
    • Work with executive management to establish and manage current and long-range objectives, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), strategic plans and procedures
    • Direct and promote employee safety through Company safety program and create a culture of safety and teamwork in the Harvest & Flower department and throughout the facility
    • Ensure all harvest & flower tools and machinery are in working order and coordinate with the maintenance department to troubleshoot/fix any mechanical issues
    • Provide regular feedback and support to supervisors and coordinators in all harvest & flower related activities
    • Collaborate with the Quality/Compliance department to ensure all aspects of quality & compliance are maintained, including records and documentation, and improved on as required
    • Identify concepts and plans for cost and productivity improvements
    • Manage PTO (paid time off) requests and approvals of facility staff; Ensure employees understand and abide by PTO and Attendance policy

Qualifications and Requirements

    • Associate degree required; Bachelor's degree preferred
    • 5+ years supervisory experience working in a manufacturing, batching, facilities or related industry required
    • Experience in conflict resolution
    • Proven success in leading multidisciplinary teams to the highest quality work
    • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt; maintain focus and a high degree of accuracy while working with different groups, changing deadlines, priorities and requirements
    • Experience working in a highly regulated space is preferred
    • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness
    • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast paced environment
    • Superior communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, non-verbal, written), with the ability to build relationships at all levels, both internally and externally

Additional Requirements

    • Valid driver’s license or State ID card
    • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
    • Must pass all required background checks
    • Must be and remain compliant with all legal and company regulations for working in the industry
    • Must be approved by the D.O.A. to receive an Agent badge
At GTI we believe that our corporate community should be a reflection of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity across race, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, experience, and thought—not only because it is right, but because it makes us better. Our mission—the right to wellness—informs our commitment to champion economic opportunities in communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through employment and community involvement. GTI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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