Director of Cultivation / Head Grower in Portugal

  • Full Time
  • Lisbon

Website Grow MDCL

Cultivating New Healthcare

We are looking for a Director of Cultivation / Head Grower to oversee our cannabis production in our new facility near Lisbon, Portugal.

As our Director of Cultivation, you’ll ensure we grow different strains properly, and you’ll identify and resolve issues with plants and manage budgets. You should have a hands-on approach with good knowledge of cannabis genetics and growth requirements. If you’re also dedicated to the good cause of medical cannabis, we’d like to meet you.

Your ultimate goal will be to ensure we satisfy our customers with high-quality cannabis products.


  • Oversee cannabis crops and facilities
  • Develop cultivation plans and assign duties
  • Organize and document the daily process of transplanting, cloning, defoliation, and trimming plants
  • Ensure that growth requirements of cannabis plants are consistently met (lighting, soil PH, nutrients, etc.)
  • Apply indoor farming methods that achieve consistently high yields
  • Lead maintenance operations (including disposing waste and preventing contaminations)
  • Diagnose and resolve plant health issues like mold, mildew, or other infestations
  • Ensure legal compliance of cultivation procedures
  • Manage inventory and budgets related to cannabis farming (including equipment, security, and HVAC systems)
  • Supervise and coach employees who tend to the plants (e.g., cannabis trimmers)
  • Inspect quality of the harvest

Minimal Qualifications

  • 2 years minimum experience in cannabis cultivation
  • 1 year minimum as Director of Cultivation/Head Grower
  • Thoroughly familiar with GACP and GMP regulations
  • Extensive experience with hydroponic systems/cultivation
  • Experience with greenhouse and indoor cultivation
  • Experience with fully automated cultivation systems
  • Good personnel management
  • Fluent in English

Additional Qualifications

  • Related degree (agriculture, botany, horticulture, etc.)
  • Proficient in tracking software from seed to sale
  • Experience with implementation of sophisticated training programs and standard operating procedures
  • Experience with implementation of analytics and reporting procedures lending to aggregate business information
  • Natural aptitude to personnel management
  • Skill in botany and horticulture, leading to the identification, verification, and correction of plant health issues at scale
  • Research and development experience
  • Portuguese language proficiency

What we are offering:

  • Competitive salary and benefits for industry
  • Diverse management team with extensive cannabis, finance, medical, regulatory, and marketing experience
  • Flat hierarchy with development opportunities
  • New production facility near Lisbon

Expected Start Date: 11/1/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Send resumes with cover letters to

We are supplying patients with high-quality medical cannabis. Our goal is to guarantee a reliable supply at a competitive price. We will increase our production capacity in phases and are prepared to enter new markets in the expanding European cannabis industry. Grow MDCL is based in Berlin. The cultivation facilities are located near Lisbon.

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