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  • Sector: Manufacturing
  • Function: VP Operations
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  • Expiry Date: 22 October 2022
  • Job Ref: 2172426_1663888952

Job Number: 2172426

The VP of Operations plays a pivotal role at the center of our organization, helping to execute on taking products from concept to market. This is a hands-on role where leadership, initiative, and decision- making will make a difference not only within the business, but across the organization. The VP of Operations helps develop, refine and execute our product strategy, manufacturing efficiencies, and team growth with a focus on data-driven decision making. The VP will be a collaborative leader with significant experience of delivering strategic and valuable data-driven insights on current trends and operational results. The role has daily exposure across business units and functional leads as well as requires insight and input to our long-term goals and objectives.


? Oversee day-to-day manufacturing operations and ensure a safe, efficient,

productive and positive work environment

? Collaborate with leadership on new product development and execution of

products in the R&D pipeline.

? Create and manage daily, weekly, and long-term production schedules to meet

company sales needs and growth objectives

? Oversee the bulk supply inputs in collaboration with procurement team

? Meet expense and labor goals to ensure profitability

? Develop SOPs to ensure consistent manufacturing practices

? Oversee the successful development and installation of equipment related to

manufacturing projects

? Maintain and improve vendor sourcing relationships

? Promote employee morale and motivate through positive communication and

proactive problem solving to ensure an efficient and team oriented work


? Develop and maintain KPIs for monitoring operational efficiency of

manufacturing programs and for employees

? Partner with the compliance team to ensure efficient regulatory compliance

for all manufacturing related activities (document records, inventory counts,


? Comply with the State Track and Trace system, manage tested product


? Reconcile and report daily, weekly, and long-term production data to meet

company standards and compliance requirements

? Ensure compliance with Cal/OSHA, and other relevant worker safety

regulations in a manufacturing environment

? Responsible for product quality assurance to ensure consistent quality control

? Collaborate with Downstream Sales & Operations team on weekly transports

and supply schedules to satisfy inventory needs.

? Develop incentive programs to increase production

Skill Requirements

? Degree in management, engineering, manufacturing, or similar discipline

? 4 + years' hands-on operational experience within a manufacturing environment,

with a minimum of 2 years' supervisory experience.

? Experience in food & beverage manufacturing preferred but not required

? Knowledge of technical, scientific, and regulatory principles related to the cannabis

industry is preferred but not required.

? Proven project and budget management experience with driven financial results

? Experience with facilities oversight including physical infrastructure, maintenance,

employee safety and security

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