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Senior Manager of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Company: Surterra Holdings
Location: Wimauma
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Everyone is welcome here. Each of us is unique, and that's what makes us amazing. We believe in inclusiveness and celebrating each person's individuality, because there's power in bringing people with different points of view and life experiences together. That's why we provide equal employment opportunities (EEO). All applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. So, bring yourself and your best ideas; when we feel safe and comfortable being ourselves, there's no limit to what we can achieve. IN A NUTSHELL The Senior Manager of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Operations will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Integrated Pest Management including application planning, beneficial insect use and release, plant health, training, auditing of licenses and application, vetting new products, and ensuring that locations have proper PPE and supplies. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader ensuring adherence to production schedules and goals developed in accordance with Enterprise support. A successful candidate will have experience leading an IPM team with +20 employees with a strong emphasis on Quality and accuracy. Parallel is one of the largest multi-state cannabis companies in the world, owning and operating in five markets; Florida (Surterra Wellness), Massachusetts (NETA), Pennsylvania (Goodblend), Nevada (The Apothecary Shoppe) and Texas (Goodblend). If you enjoy companies that are growing, moving fast, and constantly challenging themselves to achieve more, then Parallel is for you. We work hard, lean on each other, and are passionate about a pretty ambitious vision pioneering a new paradigm of what well-being can be for all people, everywhere. For more information, visit WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING * Report to GM with dotted-line reporting to the Enterprise Cultivation Team. * Responsible for Plant Health and Application Schedules * Oversee an IPM Leadership team of 3-6 Leads across 3 locations. * Maintain detailed application schedules for chemicals and beneficial insects * Maintain proper chemical and PPE stock * Ensure leads and applicators are fully licensed and up to date on credits to maintain the license * Ensure goals are communicated to employees and they are properly trained * Provide constructive feedback and performance improvement when necessary * Adhere to Brand and Product Quality Standards * Ensure data is logged correctly in all compliance and company systems including pesticide logbooks and SDS binders. * Maintain and enforce a culture of compliance for all cultivation activities with strict adherence to the Florida Statues for Medical Marijuana Grow/Process, as well as regulations set forth by local, state and federal agencies such as OSHA. * Work with the Parallel Enterprise Grow Team on application schedules and vetting new products. * Be an effective and collaborative partner with the Cultivation and Facilities teams * Implement effective scouting systems and routines throughout the cultivation process to manage and track overall plant health and pest pressures. * Responsible for accurate projections of pest and pathogen pressure impacts on yields and production levels * Maintain knowledge of industry trends and ensure continuous improvement. * Partner with cross functional leads to drive innovation and ensure ongoing collaboration. * Assist the Senior Manager of Cultivation Operations for critical indoor grow issues. * Work with the IPM teams to oversee labor scheduling and assess hiring needs. * Assist in new property startup - labor and compliance training. Some travel will be required. EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS YOU'LL BRING * Minimum 2 yrs. experience in managing commercial cannabis IPM programs. * 2+ years of people management experience required. * Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture/Agriculture Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, or Entomology (Preferred) * Florida pesticide Applicator License required. * Knowledge and experience with large scale commercial plant cultivation including nutrient requirements, media, lighting, environmental control, etc. * Knowledge and experience with proper chemical use and planning. * Proven leadership in commercial indoor growing environment. Success in implementing highly efficient processes. * Working knowledge of advanced indoor grow systems: computerized controls, irrigation, hydroponic growing systems. * 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. * High attention to detail and accuracy. * Highly proficient in Microsoft Office computer skills and ability to adapt to other software programs as required. Greenhouse control system experience is required (Argus preferred). * Age 21 or over (Required) * High School Diploma or equivalent (Required) * Valid Government-Issued Photo ID (Required) YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOU * Are self-motivated; micro-managing isn't fun for anyone * Roll your sleeves up and do the work; strategy is important, but so is getting stuff done * Can work fast and be flexible; our industry is always changing * Play nice with others; we collaborate with each other a lot * Think creatively; sometimes, the "traditional" solution isn't the best one WHAT YOU GET * Consistent, reliable benefits; Full medical/vision/dental, 401k with a possible company match, access to company-sponsored well-being programs * Balance and flexibility; paid time off, paid parental leave, flexible work arrangements * Financial opportunity; an incentive program that provides opportunity to earn cash AND equity in a fast-growing company and industry * Employee discount * Chance to make a difference; Employee Relief Fund, community volunteerism opportunities through Benevity PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS * Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, and consistent attention to detail for 10 hours per day. * Must be able to bend, lift and stoop continuously. * Ability to life 50 lbs. unassisted and up to 80 lbs. assisted PARALLEL IS UNITED BY OUR VISION, MISSION, & VALUES Our Vision - why we exist - is to pioneer well-being and improve the quality of life for humanity through the benefits of cannabinoids. Our Mission - how we will do this - is to build a leading, global well-being company through the best talent, our values, trusted and recognized brands, science and technology-based innovation, and a relentless focus on execution and continuous improvement. Our Values - Integrity - Collaboration - Alignment - Intentionality - Accountability - Agility We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Keywords: Surterra Holdings, Palmetto , Senior Manager of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Executive , Wimauma, Florida

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