Job Description

We are currently seeking a Chief Operating Officer for a Florida based vertically integrated cannabis company, involved with cannabis extraction, manufacturing and multiple-site retail dispensaries, to oversee the organization’s ongoing operations and procedures. A member of the senior management team, the COO will be responsible for the efficiency of business, maintaining control of diverse business operations, and securing the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.

The ideal candidate would be a detail oriented operational leader, with strong experience from food or CPG manufacturing industries, with the ability to manage multiple divisions, including manufacturing, inventory, logistics, and distribution of consumer-packaged goods. The COO will lead and direct all aspects of the business across multiple sites, requiring a hands-on leader, strategic in focus. Previous experience in Six Sigma, LEAN manufacturing, and a PMP certification is a plus.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision
  • Oversee daily operations of the company over their Cultivation, Manufacturing and Retail operations
  • Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication
  • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Reports to the Board in all matters of importance
  • Participate in expansion activities (buildouts, investments, potential acquisitions)
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors

Education and experience requirements include:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in related management, manufacturing, accounting or administration
  • 8-10 years’ hands-on experience in manufacturing, warehouse, and logistics with a minimum of three years’ supervisory experience
  • Excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics
  • Experience in Six Sigma, LEAN manufacturing, PMP certification is highly desirable
  • Strong ERP systems experience required
  • Proven project and budget management experience with driven financial results
  • Substantial experience with inventory management, fulfillment, and delivery
  • Experience with facilities oversight including physical infrastructure, maintenance, employee safety and security
  • Ability to analyze data, interpret and apply legislation, develop systems and standard operating procedures, and manage risk based on data and statistics
  • Experience meeting stringent compliance requirements
  • Proven expertise in organizational development and operations management, lean manufacturing principles, strategic and business planning methods, project planning and coordinating
  • Knowledge of technical, scientific, and regulatory principles related to the cannabis industry a plus
  • Ability to lead and influence a diverse team during change, while maintaining cooperation, motivation, and cohesiveness in a lean environment

Compensation: $190,000+ based on experience, plus health benefits. Our client offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. All applications are highly confidential.

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