Agronomist

Location: Sparks, NV
Date Posted: 24-04-2018
We started MedMen with a simple vision; cannabis as a consumer product. It is a simple idea with profound consequences for how marijuana is cultivated, produced and marketed. Quality standards matter, best practices matter, brand reputation matters. Today, MedMen is the most dominant cannabis enterprise in the emerging legal marijuana industry.

Summary/Objective
 As a leading Cannabis grower, Medmen operates controlled environment growing facilities in multiple locations.  Establishing and sharing industry leading knowledge, technologies and best practices relevant to controlled environment growing of Cannabis in hydroponic substrates is key a responsibility of this role. This position will help optimize production efficiencies, deliver on precision growing metrics, lead and train members of the Agronomy team in extending best practices and technologies.
 

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
  •  Establishes and continually improves an industry leading Cannabis cultivation program
  • Learns and extends best practices and technologies based on both internal research efforts and from external sources of publicly available information
  • Facilitates the adoption and transfer of technologies by collaborating strategically with external experts and vendors to further improve our precision growing methodologies
  • Provides analysis and interpretation of plant tissue and substrate testing results and recommends management actions and strategies
  • Monitors, evaluates and improves cultivation techniques of new cultivars and helps with optimizing cultivation practices by working collaboratively with Plant Breeders and Applied Research Biologists
  • Leads cross-functional teams as needed to solve plant growing challenges and solutions implementations
  • Establishes guidelines, protocols & training for team members in precision growing
  • Oversees cultivation and plant propagation processes
  • Trains and advises Agronomy staff in cultivation operations and work in coordination to continually improve the same
  • Maintains cultivation related records in database platforms accessible by the Agronomy department staff
  • Assist the Plant Health and Program Management team in the design and development of the clean stock program and protocols
 
Competencies
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Organizational Skills
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Results Driven
  • Technical Capacity
  • Punctuality
  • Positive attitude all the time

 
Supervisory Responsibilities 
Assists the VP of Agronomy with managing Cultivation Managers
 

Travel
Occasional visits to production facilities is expected for this position


Required Education and Experience
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Master’s degree in Agronomy, Plant Sciences, Horticulture or related degree, or equivalent experience
  • Bilingual ability in Spanish/English is a plus
  • Management experience in production agriculture
  • Leadership skills building teams in a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong process management skills
  • Skilled in working with technical experts
  • Skilled in utilizing and contributing to applied plant biological research
  • Training in greenhouse production and plant physiology
  • Training and experience in tissue collection, analysis, and testing techniques
  • Training/experience in plant fertility and general agronomy
  • Skilled in use of Excel and Database systems
  • Self-starter, reliable, able to multitask, and a team player
  • Detailed oriented, accurate, organized, and analytical
  • Strong verbal and electronic communication skills
 
Work Authorization/Security Clearance

There is no visa or H1-B sponsorship. Must successfully complete and pass background and drug screen, and live scan.
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