Position: Director of Construction
Reports To: COO
Headquartered in Orlando, FL, Kalera is a science and technology-driven company dedicated to growing the very best possible produce; it is smart horticulture at its best. As the technology leaders in urban vertical farming, Kalera focuses on clean, safe, healthy, tasty greens and on the efficiencies of growing locally in controlled environments.
Founded in 2010, Kalera has, over several years, perfected unique hydroponic growing methods combining optimized nutrients and light recipes, precise environmental controls, and clean room standards to produce safe, highly nutritious, pesticide-free, non-GMO vegetables with consistent high quality and longer shelf life year-round. With indoor facilities situated right where the demand is, Kalera is able to supply an abundance of produce locally, eliminating the need for long distance shipping. This means Kalera can ensure the highest quality and freshness by delivering product to customers within hours of harvest year-round. Kalera’s plants grow while consuming 95% less water compared to field farming.
Kalera has recently opened a new state-of-the-art growing facility in Orlando, FL. With an annual output of over five million heads of lettuce per year, this new facility is the highest production volume vertical farm in the Southeast US. The rapidly constructed facility also demonstrates Kalera’s ability to quickly build and open farms around the US and internationally. Having recently announced new facilities in Seattle and Hawaii to open in late 2021, Kalera has aggressive near-term expansion plans both domestically and internationally.
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Full Job Description
Proactively drives design and construction support for all development activity inside/outside the United States. Accountable for International architectural direction and format strategies for all brands and liaises closely with the domestic design teams regarding standards, prototypes, and innovation. Works closely with licensees to ensure timely, effective, and efficient management of projects by providing support, advice, and construction expertise on the required Inspire Brand standards. This role works closely with field and support-center cross functional teams and licensees to support new market entry strategies and ensure annual growth targets are achieved.
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