Cannabis Product Manager
LOOKING FOR:
Permanent
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
4
EXPERSTISE:
Overseeing production output and formulating cannabis products,

Wiley

Relevant Skills

Implementing strategies to increase production output, Conducting pilots of new products, Overseeing small indoor and outdoor grows

Expertise Summary
  • Wiley is an experienced Cannabis Infused Product/Kitchen Production Manager with 4+ years of experience in the cannabis industry.
    • He first became passionate about cannabis products when attending New England Grass Roots Institute.
    • Then, he began formulating cannabis products in his kitchen while attending community college for small business management (cannabutter, tinctures, and ice water hash).
  • Wiley became the Operations Manager at a small startup, overseeing small indoor and outdoor grows and cooking and packing confectionery products.
    • He focused on making a hard candy without using corn syrup.
    • After 20+ batches, he perfected the process using granulated sugar, and it became a product that would be infused with CBD isolate and THC distillate.
  • Wiley was also an Edible Technician at a gummy lab and was promoted to Kitchen Manager within 10 months.
    • He helped grow his team from 4 employees to 10 employees and the new packaging department, building a team of 5.
    • He continued to be the hiring manager for both departments.
  • Wiley implemented strategies to continuously increase production output while they needed to decrease the number of employees working in the kitchen to align with COVID-19 safety protocols.
    • This included scheduling employees to work on a staggered schedule, moving to five 10-hour production days a week, and implementing a detailed schedule of production tasks and lead times to maximize their resources.
    • They increased daily production from 3 batches to 5 batches of gummies a day.
  • Wiley’s team went from average weekly production of ~8,250 20-pack units to an average of ~13,750.
    • They experienced over a 60% increase in production without an increase in labor hours other than his own.
    • At this point, all of the sites in the Eastern Region that were expanding into producing gummies started learning their production processes.
  • Wiley became a part of R&D’s cross-functional team to conduct the pilots of new products they were to produce as their in-the-field adviser on developing and updating the new product SOPs.
    • He has participated in 10+ pilots of new products that were conducted.
    • He became the sole formulator of all of their emulsions, which he trained 2 of his team members on.

2022 Cannabis Industry Salary Guide

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