Greenhouse Director – Lufa Farms
Posted on June 16, 2022
The Greenhouse Director will be responsible for managing the day-to-day production and operations of four different greenhouses (and those to come). They also routinely audit and refine current processes to make them as clean and efficient as possible. The ideal candidate dreams of changing the way cities eat and is incredibly organized, caring, and hardworking. They should apply first principles thinking and data-driven decision-making to everything they do, seek operational excellence and continuous improvement and be able to lead a strong team. We’re looking for candidates with prior management experience and horticulture, engineering, or scientific background.
•Support, mentor, and motivate a team of around 100 people;
•Develop and report on KPIs for the department (cost, quality, operational excellence, turnover, absenteeism, employee morale, safety, waste);
•Oversee the development of new greenhouses and projects related to the department’s growth, efficiency improvements, and other capacity gains or cost reductions;
•Communication liaison between the plant science and operations teams, ensuring constant collaboration between these sub-departments;
•Responsible for maintaining a strong culture of inclusion and respect while ensuring operational excellence.
•At least five years of experience managing fast-paced operations;
•Knowledge of health and safety systems;
•Technical expertise in a relevant field of science or engineering;
•Intensely curious and constantly seeking opportunities to learn new skills;
•A highly independent leader that embodies an ownership mentality and requires minimal direction;
•Executes and communicates with confidence while being mindful of others;
•Committed to commuting to four different greenhouse sites throughout Montreal;
•Comfortable using Google Suite or other comparable software applications.
•Stays up to date with the latest technological and scientific developments in relevant industries, etc.;
•Bilingual in French and English (or more).
•Full-time position of 40-45 hours per week with time outside regular hours or on weekends expected.
Compensation & benefits:
•Salary to be determined based on experience and knowledge of the candidate;
•You will also be eligible to participate in the firm’s health insurance, dental, and disability programs after completion of the probationary period (paid 50% by the employee and 50% by Lufa Farms).
When you apply, be sure to include:
•The name of the position you’re applying for;
•Attach your CV (no longer than one page unless you have a compelling reason);
•Let us know what you’re looking for in terms of compensation.