Greenhouse Optimization Leader

Location: Delta, BC, Canada
Date Posted: 08-25-2018
Our client, a global high growth organization and one of this country’s most exciting success stories has partnered with The Talent Company to help recruit for a Greenhouse Optimization Manager. This opportunity is based in their Delta, British Columbia facility.
A crown jewel, amongst our client’s national operations, this facility in particular is becoming state of the art and the largest of its kind – in the world.
Reporting to the General Manager, the Greenhouse Optimization Manager will be a part of optimizing greenhouse capabilities. The scope of duties includes managing the facilities, irrigation, and integrated pest management teams.

  • Develop and deliver the strategy to manage the greenhouses and ensuring the Grow Manager has the optimum conditions available to deliver high quality harvests on a perpetual basis
  • Coach, lead and performance manage a team of Facilities, Irrigation and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) teams
  • Ensure a preventive maintenance schedule is in place covering, but not limited to glazing HVAC, irrigation and lighting systems
  • First line of response to issues related to machines and building
  • Ensure compliance with building safety code, fire plan, and fire extinguishers inspection plan
  • Propose and implement solutions to reduce operational expenditures
  • Plan, execute and communicate plans for continuous improvement
  • Ensure the Irrigation team has the processes in place to deliver the requirements of the grow team
  • Ensure the IPM team is proactive in scouting, communicating and delivering the pest management solutions to the grow team to ensure pest / disease is under control year-round.
  • Manage all departments within the budget
  • 7 to 10 years of experience within greenhouse environments.
  • 5+ years experience as a leader, in managing and developing teams
  • Previous knowledge of Greenhouse maintenance is considered a “must”
  • Experience with facilities, irrigation and pest management
  • Able to work in extreme temperatures, ie. Hot or cold
  • Available and willing to work off-hours as required
  • High level of accountability, self sufficient and follow through while ensuring projects are completed as promised
  • Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and discretion
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to organize/ prioritize workload
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
If you feel that you are up for this challenge to please click APPLY below or contact Rebecca Liu at We are always grateful for referrals.
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