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Hemp Recruiting Services

M&F Talent is thrilled to see the exponential growth of the hemp industry after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Accordingly, the monumental legislation opened the doors to a flood of opportunities. Hemp jobs now flourish in the hemp business throughout the United States and beyond. Indeed, our hemp recruiting service team is excited to be a part of it.

To be clear, hemp is one of the world’s most versatile plants. That’s because it offers almost endless applications throughout the medical, construction, manufacturing, clothing, and food industries. Understandably, M&F Talent sees the societal value in the hemp business – on both personal and professional levels. Therefore, we have devised a sophisticated hemp recruiting service set to meet the demands of this explosive hemp business market. Note that, as one of the most established cannabis recruiting and horticulture staffing companies, we are in a unique position to offer this valuable service.

The M&F Talent hemp recruiting service strives to master the complexities of the continually expanding hemp business. We accomplish this through careful attention to industry news within different business verticals. These diverse platforms include hemp-derived CBD and raw hemp materials. With this cutting-edge approach, M&F Talent has become a leading source of hemp jobs in this new and exciting hemp business market.

By “focusing on the basics” with our organization, M&F Talent brings much-needed business acumen to the innovative hemp business. Hence, we raise the bar in hemp recruiting and hemp jobs by committing to excellence with our candidates and clientele.

Sourcing Talent

Through years of networking in the cannabis, horticulture, and CEA markets, M&F Talent has developed deep connections with leading hemp industry businesses. Similarly, we align ourselves with multi-talented candidates that have experience across these dynamic verticals. Because of this, M&F Talent applicants have a unique advantage to help them “to rise to the top” in the increasingly competitive hemp business landscape.

M&F Talent recruiters utilize a diverse talent pool sourced from both traditional and modern agriculture. As such, our candidates are well-suited for the commercial production of hemp that the contemporary hemp business demands. With this innovative approach, we blur the lines of hemp industry job sourcing. Because, we recruit well-educated, seasoned talent from traditional horticultural markets.

M&F Talent’s hemp recruiting service includes:

  • Cultivation Operations
  • Grow Equipment Manufacturers
  • Harvest Technology Companies
  • Processing Technology Companies
  • Extraction Businesses
  • Laboratory & Testing Facilities
  • Pharmaceutical Companies

M&F Talent draws inspiration for our hemp recruiting service from several fields, ranging from traditional agriculture to modern CEA growing. In addition, we pay attention to the technology and equipment that makes hemp production and processing possible. As such, many M&F Talent’s hemp jobs deal with focused technical work that other staffing agencies simply can’t handle.

M&F Talent has a vast network of qualified professionals for our hemp business clients. Accordingly, we source candidates from both “inside” and “outside” of the hemp industry. Indeed, our extensive talent pool includes management, cultivation, operations, sales, engineering, and design.

If you are a cannabis job applicant interested in pursuing one of M&F Talent’s hemp jobs, please check out our Jobs Section. We’d love to show you which hemp industry businesses are hiring.

Hemp Industry Search & Hire Examples

As a leading staffing company in the hemp business, M&F Talent has undertaken a variety of searches for a diverse array of candidates. A such, if you are interested in hiring leading talent for your hemp company, or finding a hemp job, please have a look at the following Search & Hire Examples for some of our prior work:

Executive Leadership

As the hemp market continues to mature, it continues to garner interest from Executive Leadership from outside the industry. Through our searches, we have discussed the hemp industry with C-Level talent from Food and Beverage, Textiles, and Pharmaceuticals. Furthermore, as the hemp-derived CBD space continues to fall under the scrutiny of the USDA and FDA, the industry needs leaders with experience in good manufacturing practices (GMP), retail business, and medical compliance. Over the years, M&F Talent has conducted in-depth searches for Executive Leadership in the hemp space, such as a Cultivation Director and VP of Sales.

Hemp Salespeople

Like we see in the cannabis industry, the hemp business needs salespeople who thrive in a volatile market. As such, Hemp Salespeople must understand the market so they can pivot between verticals like bulk / B2B sales and retail sales. The same is true regarding the pivot between industries like food and beverage, and health and wellness. The recruiters at M&F Talent have dealt extensively with this rare talent pool and have worked with Territory Managers, Sales Representatives, and Sales Managers.

Drug Formulation Teams

As CBD continues to gain acceptance as a legitimate medicine, hemp companies continue to work in Research and Development to create new drugs. During the R&D phase, hemp businesses work tirelessly with professional Drug Formulation Teams originally from the pharmaceutical industry. These individuals investigate the best delivery methods for CBD medicine, including topical, transdermal, oral, and vape products. The staffing experts at M&F Talent have worked extensively with Drug Formulations Teams in the hemp-derived CBD space.

Hemp Cultivation Teams

As the leading technical recruiting service for the hemp industry, M&F Talent has seen the skills necessary for successful Hemp Cultivation Teams. To this end, commercial hemp production requires a careful intermingling of talents taken from cannabis horticulture and large-scale agriculture. As a result, there is a minimal talent pool of qualified Hemp Cultivators on the market today. Because M&F Talent has such a broad reach in cannabis, hydroponics, and horticulture, we have amassed a rolodex of leading Hemp Growers. Similarly, we have conducted searches for Hemp Cultivation Directors capable of managing 1,000 acres of production.

Operations Managers

We have seen that the most significant challenges facing hemp producers often have to do with operations and logistics. For example, despite a greatly increased number of hemp farms between 2018 and 2019, many new hemp businesses went bankrupt. This trend is largely due to poor planning – especially concerning harvest. As we’ve seen, many new companies did not have the foresight to navigate the challenges of processing a commercial crop. As with other verticals in the hemp space, M&F Talent has amassed a network of leading Hemp Operations Managers who can help new businesses avoid such pitfalls.

Compliance Professionals

Unfortunately, the hemp business vertical often presents even more challenges than the cannabis space. To this end, national hemp legalization has opened the floodgates of opportunity. Yet, many companies in the hemp-derived CBD space are still struggling to operate with new compliance guidelines. These rules include those developed by the USDA, FDA, and FTC. As the industry continues to mature, businesses will look to recruiting firms like M&F Talent in finding Compliance Professionals and Government Liaisons to handle compliance issues.

M&F Talent raises the bar in hemp recruiting and hemp jobs by committing to excellence with both our candidates and hemp business clientele.

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Already a multi-billion-dollar global industry, cannabis is just heating up.

In a new industry, finding talent with experience isn’t easy. Knowing who to hire— and when—is a challenge. We get it. Our HerbForce division is made up of experts who understand the nuances and complexities of the market. We work with brands developing pharmaceutical/medicinal products, marijuana products, consumption devices, dispensary networks, as well as cannabis cultivation and agtech. Our team is made up of industry and functional experts who specialize in sales, marketing, finance, operations, and HR roles.

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Meet the HerbForce Team

Patrick is a Client Strategist in ForceBrands’ Cannabis division advising on executive human capital initiatives. He builds lasting relationships with his clients to understand their unique business challenges and provides actionable solutions to achieve their top initiatives. He takes pride in being a steward in the industry, promoting education, information and solutions to his clients. Patrick brings over a decade of experience in recruitment and sales experience to his role at ForceBrands. He previously led managed services and technology solutions at TEKsystems, an Allegis Group Company. From there, he served as Regional Sales Manager and Director of eCommerce at Elixinol, a vertically integrated global hemp consumer goods brand headquartered in Colorado. Patrick attended Denison University where he studied History. His driving force are his children and family as well as making the world a better place through kindness, compassion, and environmental sustainability.

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