Head Grower CANTANHEDE - PORTUGAL Tilray is a global leader in medical cannabis research and production dedicated to providing safe, consistent and reliable therapy to patients.
We are the only GMP certified medical cannabis producer currently supplying products to thousands of patients, physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, governments and researchers in Australia, Canada, the European Union and the Americas.
Our team of PhD scientists, botanists and master horticulturists are leaders in cannabis research and related agricultural sciences.
We strive to improve scientific understanding of the potential applications of medical cannabis and have invested in developing continuing medical education programs for health care practitioners around the globe.
Looking to develop your career at the forefront of a rapidly expanding industry?
Ready to apply your talents to make a positive difference in the lives of patients around the globe? Please apply in English Reporting to the Director of Greenhouse Operations, the Head Grower will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the cultural program ensuring successful crops in production through to harvest in a safe environment.
Working closely with the Production Manager within the greenhouse; the Head Grower will manage the grower teams, IPM teams and all areas pertaining to crop health while managing the overall costs related to the growing of plants.
Role and Responsibilities
Coordination of production schedule including communicating changes due to plant needs;
Ensure Production Schedules are suitable to Plant needs and are attainable from an Agronomic view;
Responsible for review and revisions of all SOP’s related to greenhouse operations;
Ensure all direct reports are trained and in compliance with all relevant SOP’s, Best practices and Fertigation;
Monitor and document plant development and communicate with the Director of Greenhouse Operations and / or Master Horticulturist as needed;
Provide leadership for problem and conflict resolution;
Monitor, oversee and control the environment and fertigation using the Priva Operating System;
Maintain a safe, clean and compliant workplace;
Keep the Best Practice Document accurate;
Ensure compliance under GACP regulations and strive for GAP / GMP compliance where possible;
Provide a weekly Summary of Crop Status to the Director of Greenhouse Operations / Master Horticulturist;
Provide / propose operational improvements related to Plant Health;
Work closely with the Production Manager to reach the objectives of the department;
Perform any other tasks as required by the Director of Greenhouse Operations;
Weekend work and Shift Work may be required.
Qualifications and education requirements
Must have a Degree (diploma or higher) in Horticulture;
Must have a minimum of 10 years work experience in large scale (>
4 hectares) crop production;
Experience in floriculture and / or management of multiple and diverse crop rotations
Excellent organizational and communication skills;
Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office