General Manager – Greenhouse (West Virginia)


CEA Recruiting Mac & Fulton

General Manager – Greenhouse

M&F Talent has a CEA production client that needs to hire a new General Manager for a greenhouse facility in West Virginia. The General Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of a private equity-backed 10-acre greenhouse that produces a variety of food crops.

The General Manager position will help redefine the future of agriculture by promoting positive health and safety culture in the workplace.

Location: Buffalo, WV


  • Oversee daily operations of the facility including production; quality control; planning; plant performance reporting; labor management; facility maintenance; and balancing inputs, throughput, and demand.
  • Work as part of a team to optimize the fruit and vegetable yield and quality.
  • Prepare budget and monitor financial performance against those budgets.
  • Devise key performance indicator reports for management including food safety, quality, and yield.
  • Support safety programs to maintain safe working conditions and food safety compliance.
  • Meet regularly with leadership for progress reports, planning, and conflict resolution.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources on labor management to meet staffing needs and the development needs of current employees.
  • Develop growing schedule and forecasts yield targets with the Head Grower on site.
  • Work with Head Grower and distribution partners to develop and execute produce growth strategies.
  • Manage the P&L responsibility for Greenhouse Operations.
  • Oversee greenhouse project activities throughout the lifecycle, including the allocation of adequate resources, scheduling, documentation, budget, and other factors necessary for success.
  • Establish and sustain a culture among the Greenhouse team members that does not compromise on Safety, Quality, or Compliance.
  • Lead the greenhouse facilities design and execution team as the subject matter expert during the planning and operational startup of greenhouse facilities.
  • Ensure design, materials, and equipment are suitable for the intended use.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Environmental Resources, Horticulture, Agriculture, or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced degree in Environmental Resources, Chemistry, Horticulture, or Agriculture is a plus.
  • Minimum three years of experience in horticultural management.
  • Five to ten years of general management experience with a labor force greater than 30.
  • Knowledge of horticultural pests and disease identification is plus.
  • Previous experience in greenhouse management is a plus.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Financial management fluency with experience having full responsibility for a P&L.
  • Collaborative mindset and ability to work in a solution-focused environment.
  • Organizational skills and comfort with ambiguous and fast-changing situations.
  • Results-driven personality with a bias towards action.

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