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December 5, 2022Vice President of Laboratory Operations (Remote)Philadelphia, PA

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Our client, a multi-state cannabis testing laboratory, is seeking an experienced, dedicated, and passionate Vice President of Laboratory Operations to join there growing team. This role is a remote based position, preferably seeking a candidate with a home base on the East Coast, close to their operations, and may require heavy travel to multiple site locations throughout the month. 

The Vice President of Laboratory Operations (Remote) will be responsible for site level operations within an assigned region to ensure consistent delivery of high-quality laboratory analysis while maintaining high standards of regulatory safety and compliance, effective continuous improvement initiatives and maintaining a strong team-oriented culture.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies ways to standardize procedures and best practices across all laboratory locations while maintaining operational excellence.
  • Partners with COO to identify continuous improvement opportunities and new process or systems implementations.
  • Support opportunities to improve organizational continuity between all functions at each facility.
  • Define the necessary work effort in order to begin testing of new dosage forms
  • Work with laboratories and the Finance team to establish long term capacity and productivity plan
  • Work with internal and external groups to investigate the cause of and resolve key technical issues
  • Support the development and execution of the strategic plan
  • Coordinate the selection and implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) 
  • Work with others within Laboratory Operations to ensure successful design and introduction of new laboratories 
  • Lead the Laboratory Operations Project Management function
  • Oversee the Technical Services function responsible for method development, validation, troubleshooting, facility/equipment maintenance and Laboratory Analyst training
  • Provide technical review of key development documents which will be provided to customers and/or regulators
  • Work with customers and Laboratory Operations to both design and conduct laboratory investigations 
  • Oversee the implementation of new methodologies across multiple laboratories
  • Develop implementation strategies to ensure compliance with emerging state and regulatory agency compliance requirements
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with people inside the laboratory and people outside the laboratory including customers, regulatory staff and corporate staff


Required Skills/Abilities:  

  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills. 
  • Extensive knowledge of operations and production management. 
  • Ability to interpret financial data as needed to set production goals. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

Education and Experience: 
  • BS degree in Chemistry or related science with 10 + years’ experience; or

  • Experience in the management of laboratory operations
  • Experience in Cannabis testing preferred

Work Schedule:
  • The position is full time requiring varying shifts Monday through Saturday to cover business operations 
  • Work week hours will vary between 40 and 60 hours both in the office and at home and during weekends and holidays
  • Overnight travel may also be required

Compensation: $200,000 – $225,000 plus competitive bonus plan

If this sounds like the position you have been waiting for, please apply using the online application or the link below – all inquiries are strictly confidential. Our focus is to assist you to make your best next career move, and we will not use your information for any other purpose.
CannabizTeam is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. TEAM100

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