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September 10, 2023COOLos Angeles, CA

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Our client, a vertically integrated, publically traded, multistate cannabis company is searching for a Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO is a key leadership role responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of a fully vertical cannabis company. This role requires a strategic and hands-on leader who can drive operational excellence, ensure regulatory compliance, optimize production processes, and contribute to the overall growth and success of the organization. The Chief Operating Officer will play a crucial role in driving the success of the Company’s operation. The COO will manage operations, ensure compliance, and optimize processes to drive the company's growth, profitability, and reputation within the industry.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Operational Leadership:
    • Develop and implement operational strategies that align with the company's overall goals and objectives.
    • Lead and manage cross-functional teams, including cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and administration, to ensure seamless operations.
    • Monitor and optimize key performance indicators (KPIs) related to production, quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
  •  Regulatory Compliance:
    • Stay up-to-date with cannabis industry regulations and ensure the company's operations consistently adhere to local, state, and federal compliance requirements.
    • Implement and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure compliance and consistent quality throughout all stages of the supply chain. 
  • Production and Manufacturing:
    • Oversee cultivation, extraction, processing, and manufacturing operations to ensure the consistent production of high-quality cannabis products.
    • Collaborate with cultivation and manufacturing teams to improve production techniques, yield, and product quality.
    • Manage inventory levels and supply chain processes to meet customer demands and avoid shortages.
    • Manage the distribution process, ensuring timely and accurate deliveries to retail locations and/or end consumers.
    • Collaborate with retail teams to optimize store operations, visual merchandising, and customer experiences.
    • Monitor sales data and trends to make informed decisions related to product offerings and stock levels.
  • Financial Management:
    • Work with the finance department to develop and manage operational budgets, ensuring efficient resource allocation and cost control.
    • Identify opportunities for cost savings and process improvements to maximize profitability.
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Collaborate with the executive team to develop and execute the company's overall strategic plan.
    • Identify growth opportunities within the cannabis industry and make recommendations for expansion, diversification, or new markets.
  • Team Development:
    • Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing operations team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and innovation.
    • Recruit and onboard top talent to fill key operational roles as needed.
  • Risk Management:
    • Assess operational risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure business continuity and compliance with safety protocols.
    • Address any issues or challenges that arise in a timely and effective manner.
    • Bachelor's degree in business, operations management, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
    • Proven experience (typically 8+ years) in operations management, preferably within the cannabis industry or a highly regulated industry.
    • Strong knowledge of cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and retail operations.
    • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
    • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and the ability to make data-driven decisions.
    • Familiarity with compliance regulations and a track record of ensuring regulatory adherence.
    • Strong financial acumen and experience managing budgets.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Education And Skill Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in management, manufacturing, or similar discipline
  • Experience in Six Sigma, or LEAN manufacturing is highly desirable.
  • 8+ years of operational experience within a manufacturing environment, with a minimum of three years’ supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of technical, scientific and regulatory principles related to the cannabis industry
  • Strong ERP systems experience required
  • Proven project and budget management experience with driven financial results
  • Experience with facilities oversight including physical infrastructure, maintenance, employee safety and security


Compensation: $175,000 – $200,000 plus full benefits 


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. TEAM400


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