Director, Logistics

Location: Chicago, IL

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Job Posted
Mar 29, 2024
Company: Green Thumb Industries

Company & Role Overview


The Role


Essential functions:

  • Develop and execute logistics strategies capable of delivering company objectives across our network.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement within the logistics function.
  • Implement best practices and innovative solutions to optimize warehousing, fulfillment, labeling, distribution, and inventory management processes.
  • Analyze logistics costs to identify opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Create a logistics staffing model and organization structure.
  • Establish and manage third-party logistics and fleet management for wholesale distribution.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies related to seed to sale, fulfillment, and distribution.
  • Implement risk mitigation strategies to minimize delivery disruptions and inventory discrepancies.
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate logistics performance, identify areas for improvement, and drive operational excellence.
  • Lead initiatives for process improvement, technology adoption, and automation to enhance efficiency, visibility, and scalability within the logistics network.
  • Implement safety program for warehouse and transportation activities.
  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including supply chain, operations, sales, and customer service teams, to align logistics activities with overall business objectives and customer needs.

Safety & Compliance:

  • Be aware of hazards in the workspace.
  • Retain and understand department specific training.
  • Report safety incidents/ concerns and comply with follow-up actions.
  • Be compliant with area safety requirements, state regulations and PPE requirements.
  • Follow GMP, biosecurity, sanitation or other quality and compliance requirements.
  • Report and escalate safety & quality concerns.

Working Conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform reaching, grasping, bending, stooping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time while maintaining focus .
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing, and challenging environment.
  • Work involves daily exposure to allergens (such as cannabis, tree nuts, and coconut oil).


  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in logistics and transportation management, with demonstrated success in leadership roles.
  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven track record of implementing logistics strategies, driving operational improvements, and achieving cost savings.
  • In-depth knowledge of logistics software, transportation management systems (TMS), and supply chain analytics.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and industry standards in transportation, warehousing, and distribution.
  • Certification in logistics or supply chain management (CSCMP, ASCM) is a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook).
  • Strong leadership abilities with excellent communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and industry standards in transportation, warehousing, and distribution.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and lead effectively through change.
  • Effective time-management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with others while also completing individually assigned tasks.

Additional Requirements

  • Must pass any and all required background checks
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
  • Must possess valid driver's license
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must be approved b y state badging agency to work in cannabis industry

Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits, Paid Time Off, Company Discounts, Flexible Time Off / Unlimited Vacation, Free Snacks / Drinks, Inclusive Environment, Life Insurance, Lunch & Learns, Paid Parental Leave, Relaxed / Casual Dress Code, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Work From Home / Remote

Working Environment

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About Green Thumb Industries

Calling all curious, collaborative, compassionate, boundary-pushing, trustworthy stewards: There’s a place for you.

Join us on our mission to promote well-being through the power of cannabis while giving back to the communities in which we serve.

People are everything at Green Thumb. Some of us nurture plants while others pore over legal documents or open new stores. A few things we have in common? We’re stewards of the plant, a happy and humble bunch and genuinely love what we do.