Director of Cultivation, Standards and Practices Cresco Labs

Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry.


At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.


The Director of Cultivation, Standards and Practices Cultivation will serve as a key resource for the cultivation department, supporting R&D initiatives and serving as a functional lead in the implementation of ERP system software. The Director of Cultivation, Standards and Practices will have a strong understanding of cultivation related processes and familiarity with research practices including data collection and statistical analysis. Director of Cultivation, Standards and Practices will be responsible for supporting cultivation R&D initiatives, generating comprehensive reports to inform best-practice strategies, and navigate ERP software integration on behalf of the Cultivation department.


  • In-depth understanding of cultivation and production practices
  • Support cultivation R&D initiatives through data collection, statistical analysis, and report generation
  • Provide recommendations for best-practice strategies informed by research findings
  • Ensure delivery of projects on time
  • Serve as a functional lead on behalf of the cultivation department throughout ERP software implementation
  • Define and document ERP cultivation needs, cultivation processes, flows, and diagrams
  • Support ERP initiatives in design, development, and implementation of plans to translate enterprise information system objectives into functional business systems for cultivation
  • Prioritize cultivation user requirements and functional requirements
  • Create reports, document and present analyses, project status, risks, and issues pertaining to ERP implementation
  • Participate in cross-functional, cross-discipline project teams to better leverage the ERP systems
  • Identify tasks and interrelationships to evaluate functional and cross-functional software requirements
  • Assist key users in validating ERP core functionality through test-case scenarios
  • Identifies functional gaps and addresses them actively in collaboration with project team
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of user support training modules and manuals


  • 2+ years experience in a plant science, agriculture, horticulture, or a similarly related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree (advanced degree preferred, but not required) in either plant biology, horticulture, agriculture research & statistics, data science, business analytics, or a similarly related technical field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (word, excel, powerpoint, etc.)
  • Research experience (preferred)
  • CRM or ERP experience (not required, but strongly preferred)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong note taker with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Shows a high degree of proactive thinking, strong communication, and presentation skills – collaborative mindset
  • Self-starter, critical thinker with creative problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable communicating ongoing projects and status updates to upper management


  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
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