Operations Director

Location: Hammonton, NJ

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Job Posted
Mar 28, 2024
Company: Curaleaf

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Operations Director

Job Description:

Director of Operations

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage (hands-on) all day to day aspects of manufacturing operations, oversee scheduling, capital equipment maintenance, training, production planning and logistics
  • Work with the sales team to understand product demand, growth and trends, convert this information to a functional manufacturing forecast
  • Review production and scheduling plans to ensure they align with the product forecast
  • Manage key vendor relationships, maintain inventory levels of key manufacturing components and facilitate the flow of raw material from cultivation to manufacturing
  • Ensure compliance with all manufacturing SOPs, review processing metrics and work to improve efficiency. Ensure quality assurance standards and metrics are maintained
  • Work with the corporate team to facilitate commercialization of new products in the local market
  • Maintain a strong presence in the field to effectively coach and support manufacturing teams
  • Ensure manufacturing environments are brand appropriate (i.e. positive, reassuring, energetic, encouraging, educational and welcoming)
  • Ensure operational priorities, processes and procedures are communicated and understood
  • Assure the cost-effective manufacturing of quality pharma-grade product
  • Responsible for and working closely with the Director of Cultivation, Regional District Sales Manager and the Corporate manufacturing team, in the planning of all CAPEX projects
  • Responsible for the successful coordination and execution of all capital improvement projects
  • Communicate often and effectively with Retail and Wholesale Sales Teams to continually educate manufacturing crew regarding product knowledge and brand initiatives
  • Partner with Compliance Team to monitor and maintain proper manufacturing compliance controls with all federal/state regulations
  • Develop protocols with bill of materials and standard costing for ERP implementation
  • Lead production and operational management teams ensuring collaboration and cross-departmental efficiencies.
  • Plan and monitor the day-to-day operations to ensure no interruptions in production.
  • Maintain a strong presence to effectively coach and support our cultivation and processing teams.
  • Ensure manufacturing environments are brand appropriate (i.e. positive, reassuring, energetic, encouraging, educational and welcoming).
  • Ensure operational priorities, processes and procedures are communicated and understood.
  • Assure the cost-effective manufacturing of quality pharma-grade product.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, chemistry or related field required. Master's degree preferred
  • Supervised 25 or more associates in an FDA controlled, SQF or cGMP production environment
  • Experience in the medical cannabis industry not required, but a plus
  • A high-touch, credible, hands on, visible leader with instant credibility and inspiring to the team
  • Demonstrated track record in team building and driving operational efficiencies
  • 10+ years' experience in manufacturing and logistics; bilingual in Spanish a plus.
  • Lean manufacturing or six sigma knowledge a plus
  • Outstanding people skills, organizational skills and a passionate leadership style
  • Start-up experience, a plus
  • Team player with the ability to gain consensus through collaboration and open dialogue
  • Current Driver's license required


  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Leadership - Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Contributes to profits and revenue
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly

Curaleaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Curaleaf employees should use our internal job board to submit an application for current openings: https://app2.greenhouse.io/internal_job_board

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About Curaleaf

Curaleaf creates clean, reliable, trusted cannabis products for wellness and medical use. Our highly-skilled dispensary staff is trained—and dedicated!—to help you find just the right method and concentration to achieve your personal cannabis goals