Since Canada’s legalization only two years ago, the regulated sale of cannabis has attracted the talents of a huge range of individuals.
And no, we’re not just talking about the individuals who used to sell joints out of their parents’ basement.
This growing industry is always looking for talent with diverse backgrounds and skillsets to ensure that the extensive legal guidelines are being met, so consumers can be confident they are receiving safe, quality cannabis products.
It’s an exciting space that’s rife with unique challenges and rewarding opportunities for everyone, from seasoned professionals to those just starting out. And for those who are curious and willing to learn more, Pure Sunfarms is currently looking to place individuals aged 19 or older, of any gender, background, or experience level, into over 50 diverse roles, right here in BC.
The company has deep farming roots in the province — that, combined with a legacy of cannabis cultivation, a knowledge of growing at scale, and state-of-the-art greenhouse cultivation techniques (think 24-hour app-based monitoring), means they’ve got a formula for success that guides an uncompromising approach to quality and a pure love of plants.
While it’s a winning combination, Pure Sunfarms’ love of plants hasn’t been the only key to its growth and success in the legal cannabis market and among consumers Canada-wide.
The company has values at the heart of their culture and business model, with a hyper-focus on treating their people just as well as they treat their plants. For Pure Sunfarms, plants and people always come first.
Pure Sunfarms promotes a culture of belonging and inclusion. The company believes at its core that every perspective and skillset is valuable to gain insights into novel ways to develop and share their passion for growing quality cannabis with Canadians. It sees everyone’s differences as their strengths, letting them look at cannabis in a whole new light. At present, 67% of employees at Pure Sunfarms are people of colour, and 37% are women.
To continue growing their passionate and diverse team, Pure Sunfarms is currently looking to fill 50 plus positions in a myriad of different teams, including brand, commercial, finance, and operations.
For instance, applicants looking to utilize their passion for leading teams and knack for breaking down complicated problems into manageable plans and tasks could find an ideal fit in the operations-focused Project Manager role.
The brand and commercial Product Innovation Manager role is a great fit for a highly disciplined individual who enjoys developing concepts and working with cross-functional teams to deliver products from ideation right through to commercialization.
Those with more of a penchant for problem-solving and attention to detail may be interested in the Revenue Analyst role. This key position requires the creation of revenue models to forecast potential opportunities for company growth. This isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially in a brand-new and ever-evolving industry where there isn’t any historical data.
The entire list of career opportunities can be found on Pure Sunfarms’ website here.
Pure Sunfarms believes that employees are vital to the success of the company, so they create a welcoming environment where everyone is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. They provide flexible working arrangements, a health spending account, and competitive total rewards packages including annual bonuses, vacation, a comprehensive benefits package, and a retirement savings plan.
The company consistently strives to re-imagine mental wellbeing programs and supports best-in-class health, safety, and wellness practices supported by an in-house Occupational Registered Nurse. Pure Sunfarms is building something greater than itself and embraces opportunities to partner in positive ways with communities, encouraging employees to take part both personally and professionally.
With (currently virtual) team get-togethers, the team’s successes are celebrated in regular town hall meetings, bringing everyone together to confirm they are moving in the same direction, ensuring no member ever feels out of place. Since Pure Sunfarms is an organization that stresses the value of teamwork over hierarchy, the company encourages its teams to have courageous conversations at every level, and it works hard to make sure every voice is heard and appreciated.
Given Pure Sunfarms’ devotion to growing their team with the same care they devote to growing their plants, the future of cannabis production at the company looks bright. As a growing industry, there are opportunities for personal and professional growth abound.
It’s a great time to get into this new and rapidly growing industry, and with so many open positions at Pure Sunfarms, there’s a role for every skillset. For more information and to check out the many exciting job opportunities, visit Pure Sunfarms.