Director of Operations

Sterling, MA
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Our client, a vertically integrated, multi state operator is seeking a Director of Operations to join their team in Massachusetts.  The Director of Operations is an essential leadership role managing the day-to-day operational activities of the business, enabling the achievement of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial objectives (EBITDA, as the lead metric). Proven leadership skills with hands-on operational knowledge and expertise to drive commercialization via strategic decision making, sound judgment and effective people management. Key areas of responsibility for this seasoned professional would include staff development & management, supply chain planning, master scheduling, inventory management, budget management, quality control and compliance, enabling the seamless production and efficient distribution of medical marijuana products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Executes business strategy approved by the General Manager and Regional General Manager. 
  • Provides ongoing production reports including but not limited to: production output and finished inventory. 
  • Supervises cost control and manages expenditures based on the approved budget. 
  • Maintains awareness of current regulations pertaining to workplace safety (i.e., OSHA). Works with Human Resources to ensure compliance in terms of workplace injury reporting. 
  • Responsible for the overall management, coordination, integration and execution of all operations from cultivation to logistics using compliant SOPs and relevant KPIs. Committed to improving and streamlining the business process for each function from seed-to-sale (e.g., Cultivation, Extraction, Processing, Packaging, etc.). 
  • Ensures the company’s ability to produce, prepare and package the highest quality medical marijuana products for wholesale sales and dispensaries – effectively, efficiently, and compliantly (in compliance with OCM policies and procedures). 
  • Supervises and maintains production process planning (informed by wholesale sales needs and retail feedback) 
  • Works closely with the Production management team to prepare and execute monthly production forecasts designed to minimally achieve/ideally exceed monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue forecasts. 
  • Works with Compliance and Security to develop and implement safety/risk management plans to ensure the safety of our facility and team members. 
  • Responsible for the overall management, coordination and execution of Packaging, Processing and Quality control.
  • Ensures that the company provides safe, reliable medicine to dispensaries. 
  • Implements metrics to drive and achieve packaging efficiencies. 
  • Tracks the delivery of consistent, quality Extraction production output. 
  • Leads development of best practices. 
  • Establishes ongoing testing protocols and standards, working closely with the Lab Manager and team 
  • Supervises the selection and development of genetics for the highest quality medicine, optimal yields and proprietary strains’ creation. 
  • Develops product cost analyses, inventory reporting and deliveries to dispensaries to help the company achieve its monthly, quarterly, and annual business objectives. 
  • Ensures proper inventory controls and inventory management 
  • Partners with the Production management team to develop and manage forecasts for short and long-term supply planning, while considering current inventory on hand, lead times and COGS. 
  • Oversees implementation and use of inventory controls including Biotrak usage 
  • Ensures that all facility resources are well-maintained, well-organized, inventoried and reordered promptly. 
  • Responsible for the procurement of plants, materials, equipment (up to a defined $ level – set by the General Manager) and other resources. 
  • Develops and implements regularly scheduled equipment maintenance program 
  • Maintains compliance with all company policies and procedures

Education and Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in operations or supply chain management. 
  • Minimum of 6 – 8 years in operations with progressively responsible experience in production (e.g., cultivation, extraction, etc), supply chain management, financials/budget management, strategic planning/forecasting, development, validation and execution of SOPs, ability to drive compliant quality controls, etc. 
  • Experience within the medical marijuana industry is required (from seed-to-sale)
  • Excellent leadership skills to develop and coach a diverse team 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for mobilizing and motivating a diverse team 
  • Strong financial acumen and budgeting skills 
  • Knowledge of federal, state, local laws and regs, which govern the medical marijuana industry in Massachusetts is required. 
  • Must be highly motivated and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service 
  • Ability to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines and standard accepted practices 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with absolute reliability and honesty. 
  • Proficient with MS Office software (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc). 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, develop and execute solutions 

Compensation: $140,000 – $150,000

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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