Vice President of Food Operations, Cresco Labs


COMPANY OVERVIEW Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is among the largest cultivation, manufacturing and retail cannabis operators in the U.S. We provide a full suite of consistently dosed products catering to all consumers, from the novice to the connoisseur, from the medically treated to the recreational user.?The company’s core values emphasize educating consumers while seeking to eliminate social stigmas associated with marijuana. We have developed strong partnerships with dispensaries, law-makers, physicians, and local communities – putting Cresco in a unique position to establish a national operation in the complex and developing cannabis industry. MISSION STATEMENT Cresco aims to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Their operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, they will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market they move in to. JOB SUMMARY As Cresco Labs accelerates the development of its brand portfolio, the company is seeking a Vice President of Food Operations to join our corporate Food Operations team in Chicago, IL. The Vice President of Food Operations will work across Cresco’s facilities, providing planning, organization and processes of all Food Operation Department functions. The VP Food Ops will be responsible for manufacturing operations, engineering, supply chain planning, facilities, quality and best practice related to Food Operations. The ideal candidate with have success leading cross functional teams, success with implementing operational process, and a working knowledge of GMPs, OSHA, HACCP, ISO and SQF. CORE JOB DUTIES Responsible for the performance of manufacturing, material management, quality compliance, inventory control efficiencies- including overhead, packaging and ingredients, operational budget and profit and loss statements. Ensure the timely manufacture of quality products meeting regulatory and company requirements and standards Review and develop plans for controlled outputs including budget spending, material efficiency, labor efficiency, engineering effectiveness Lead efforts to drive continuous improvement in manufacturing, technology, quality and processes within Food Operations Develop and implement manufacturing strategy that ensure facilities meet or exceed goals Develop plans, projects and forecasts for new markets and facilities Review and report performance against operating plans and standards Develop and recommend corporate policies and objectives within Food Operations Department Investigate and report on any manufacturing oddities Develop specific short-term and long-terms plans and projects Coordinating with other departments within Cresco in establishing and carrying out responsibilities Communicate Food Operation projects and performance to Executive Leadership Review and approve cost control reports, cost estimates, and manpower and facilities requirement forecasts Develop plans for new areas of technology for the manufacturing process Issue and review annual objectives to members of the Food Operation department, ensuring that responsibilities, authority and accountability are defined and understood Initiates development of other Food Operations employees and identifies any training needs Maintain and communicate an adequate understanding of plant machinery, equipment, processing, blending, extractions, shelf-stable products, and quality control Maintain a working knowledge on government and industry regulations and standards, ensuring each facility, process and product is compliant Gather and analyze information skillfully to effectively manage projects and make accurate and effective decisions REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS 10+ years operational management with a food supplier or CPG company Experience in product engineering, manufacturing engineering, and operations at a life sciences GMP, FDA, and SQF regulated company Knowledge of current GMPs, OSHA, HACCP, ISO and SQF Experience with technical transfers, qualification, validation, troubleshooting, BLA’s, FDA inspections, process scale-up, and commercial operations support Experience with material management, from planning through purchasing Experience managerial skills with both principles and people Experience with developing supply chain strategies and meetings to meet and exceed company strategy, performance objectives, and customer expectations Experience leading teams across multiple sites utilizing best practices Success with deploying commercial components into high-volume production with fast time-to market and cost-sensitivity requirements Flexibility with processes and projects to foster the rigidity of management of a GMP facility compliantly while remaining flexible to the competing demands of our programs Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities with a solid understanding of financial data, measurements and planning Strong written and verbal communication skills Experience with analyzing and understanding production requirements, and achieving re Ability to work and thrive in dynamic work environment ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Must be 21 years of age or older to apply Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry Infrequent domestic travel


Cresco Labs

Cresco Labs

in CBD Manufacturer, CBD Brand, Retailer

Leaders in professional cannabis. Multi-state cannabis cultivator, processor, and retailer headquartered in Chicago, IL


Chicago, Illinois
United States