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Manager, Post-Harvest (6 Month Contract)

by Entourage Health (formerly WeedMD Inc.)

Position Type: Contract
Location: Mount Brydges, ON
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2022
Entourage Health (formerly WeedMD Inc.)

Job Description


Manager, Post-Harvest (6 Month Contract)

Full Job Description


Entourage Health Corp. is the publicly traded parent company of Entourage Brands Corp. (formerly WeedMD RX Inc.) and CannTx Life Sciences Inc., licence holders producing and distributing cannabis products for both the medical and adult-use markets. The Company owns and operates a 158-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse and processing facility located in Strathroy, ON; a fully licensed 26,000 sq. ft. Aylmer, ON processing facility, specializing in cannabis extraction; and a micropropagation, tissue culture and genetics centre-of-excellence in Guelph, Ontario. With the addition of Starseed Medicinal, a medical-centric brand, Entourage has expanded its multi-channeled distribution strategy. Starseed’s industry-first, exclusive partnership with LiUNA, the largest construction union in Canada, along with employers and union groups complements Entourage’s direct sales to medical patients.

Entourage’s elite adult-use product portfolio includes Color Cannabis, Saturday Cannabis and Royal City Cannabis Co. – sold across eight provincial distribution agencies. The Company also maintains strategic relationships in the seniors’ market and supply agreements with Shoppers Drug Mart. It is the exclusive Canadian producer and distributor of award-winning U.S.-based wellness brand Mary’s Medicinals sold in both medical and adult-use channels. Under a collaboration with The Boston Beer Company subsidiary, Entourage is also the exclusive distributor of cannabis-infused beverages in Canada, expected to launch in 2022. At Entourage Health our community efforts are put towards creating a space where everyone feels supported. We are cultural representatives of our people and our communities. We are focused on using inclusive language, promoting equality and fostering allyship in everything we do.


The Post-Harvest Manager will be responsible for managing post-harvest production practices, from harvest to bulk packaging as well as the biosecurity practices, room cleaning to equipment cleaning. This position require oversight on all aspects of the facility, pertaining to post harvest and biosecurity and is responsible for all post-harvest and biosecurity activities conducted under the license. The Post-Harvest Manager, will supervise, coach, and provide direction to the Post-Harvest and Biosecurity teams. This position reports to the Director of Cultivation and provides support to achieve the departmental goals, while ensuring compliance to Health Canada’s Cannabis Regulations and internal adherence to Health and Safety protocols. The Post-Harvest manager will monitor and adjust techniques as necessary, at the direction of the Director of Cultivation, to ensure the optimization of labour and development and enforcement of SOPs, to meet productivity targets and quality standards.

Job Duties

  • Reporting and communicating daily the status of the Post-Harvest and Biosecurity departments, delivering a weekly summary to the Director of Cultivation
  • Participate in the hiring process for new employees, conduct annual performance reviews and address any issues through coaching and progressive discipline in adherence to company policy
  • Monitor and manage employee attendance, including Dayforce payroll/timesheets and vacation requests, to ensure the department is adequately staffed
  • Confirming essential supply inventories are being monitored and deficiencies are communicated and resolved
  • Responsible for all post-harvest and biosecurity productivity, process efficiency and quality standards while staying within allocated budget
  • Oversee and manage the Supervisors, Post-Harvest and Biosecurity, on all aspects of post-harvest and biosecurity but not limited to drying, curing, destemming, trimming, sorting, bulk packaging, common area cleaning, equipment cleaning, sanitation, room cleaning and record keeping
  • Assisting in the development of environmental strategies for drying and curing and optimization of equipment configurations.
  • Ensuring health and safety guidelines are always followed by all employees, including direct and indirect reports
  • Support production scheduling to precisely project post-harvest needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to meet the company timelines and goals
  • Establish methods and KPI’s to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities, with cultivation and quality assurance, setting clear expectation of the work to be done with the post-harvest technicians to ensure product quality
  • Review daily activities with a focus on continuous improvement to determine opportunities for advancement in productivity, efficiency, and quality
  • Ensure the accurate data collection for all post-harvest and biosecurity processes including, raw materials, inventory tracking environmental monitoring, sanitation, equipment, supplies, destruction, corrective and preventative measures, and internal quality checks
  • Collaborate with the Director of Cultivation and Quality Assurance, on any process improvement changes to Standard Operation Procedures and implementation of new forms to capture quality data
  • Support and review the development of the annual Cultivation Budget with the Director of Cultivation
  • Continuous training of post-harvest and biosecurity supervisors and technicians and facilitate their skill development
  • Set clear expectations of work to be done with supervisors and technicians to ensure product quality
  • Adhere to the Cannabis Act regulations and standard operation procedures for the Good Production Practices (GPP)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Cultivation


  • Minimum three years experience working in a leadership role
  • Post-Secondary Education or the equivalent in years demonstrated experience in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Agriculture or other related field.
  • Experience in the cannabis industry considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated success in a supervisory, management or leadership role.
  • Strong organizational skills including effective prioritization and follow-up.
  • Ability to deal with confidential information with a high degree of diplomacy.
  • Ability to supervise a team of individuals and address any areas of concern with respect to performance or processes.
  • Strong working knowledge of GPP and record keeping requirements under the Cannabis Regulations.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook and other Microsoft Office Programs.
  • Demonstrated self-starter abilities capable of performing work with minimal supervision as well as a team player.
  • Detail oriented with excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Experience with Sage X3 or equivalent ERP software is an asset.
  • Ability to obtain security clearance issued by Health Canada under the Cannabis Regulations, already having security clearance is considered an asset.

Working Conditions

  • Capable of lifting 50 lbs
  • Exposure to greenhouse conditions
  • Flexible working hours; weekdays, weekends or afternoons depending on business needs

Entourage Health thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.

Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Entourage Health will accommodate all applicants with disabilities to the point of undue hardship during the recruitment and hiring process. Accommodation will be provided upon request and in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. Entourage Health will work cooperatively, and in a spirit of respect, with all partners in the accommodation process.

Entourage Health is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status (including single status), gender identity, gender expression, receipt of public assistance (in housing only), sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding) or sexual orientation.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 6 months


  • Day shift

Work Location: One location