Director of State Operations

Location: Tempe, AZ

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Job Posted
Jul 01, 2024
Company: Trulieve

Company & Role Overview


"Trulieve Grows One Patient at a Time"

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State Director of Operations (Arizona)

Location: Onsite / Must live in or be willing to relocate to Arizona

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Position Summary:


  • Develop and implement strategic plans that align with the organization's overall goals and objectives. This includes setting state-specific targets, identifying priorities, and ensuring effective execution.
  • Lead all activities across the state, ensuring the execution of operational plans, national strategies, and state activities.
  • Oversee pricing and new product introductions in the state/region for wholesale and retail, with regular competitive analyses.
  • Oversee state-specific cultivators, processors, dispensaries, and wholesale partners. Frequently and consistently visit state/regional facilities. Facilitate compliance spot checks on every visit (inventory, SOPs, cash, tags, etc.).
  • Prepare, manage, and monitor the state budget. This includes allocating resources efficiently, ensuring financial accountability, and achieving cost-effectiveness.
  • Lead and manage a team of employees, including hiring, training, performance evaluation, and fostering a positive work environment.
  • Ensure managers across all business lines are experts in state and site regulatory requirements and can facilitate successfully passing state inspections.
  • Work collectively and respectfully with employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Serve as the state/regional expert on regulatory compliance for all business lines in the territory (Cultivation, Processing, Retail, Delivery).
  • Maintain relationships with state banks and manage cash pickups/deliveries in partnership with accounting, treasury, and finance.
  • Maintain relationships with all state regulators/inspectors.
  • Assist with auditing in partnership with the corporate licensing and compliance department.
  • Ensure state compliance training manuals and required trainings are up to date in partnership with learning and development, compliance, and management teams.
  • Ensure regular maintenance on all equipment and utilities is performed in partnership with relevant departments and managers.
  • Work closely with Executives, Directors, and VPs of business lines to influence success in the assigned territory.
  • Communicate with the corporate marketing department to ensure implementation with state managers.

Additional Duties:

  • Perform additional duties as assigned by management.


  • Prior executive-level operations experience in a similar role.
  • Previous cultivation experience is preferred.
  • Proven success in building businesses in fast-paced, highly regulated, competitive environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to positively influence people; must be capable of effectively interacting at all levels in the organization.
  • Detail oriented with an eye on process optimization.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to manage high stress situations, and to be flexible and adaptable when a situation requires it.
  • Excellent communication skills and leadership both verbally and through written media:
    • Must be able to manage constructive criticism and guidance and offer the same to others in the department.
    • Ability to articulate job goals in a manner they are completed effectively the first time.
  • Through extended periods, must be capable of sitting, squatting, standing, kneeling, bending, or walking throughout the workday. Must be capable of working in front of a computer for extended periods of time based on job duties listed above. Must have the ability to push, pull, or lift if relevant to job duties listed above.
  • Environmental Requirements and Exposure, depending on work location.


  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred.


  • Competitive pay and total compensation packages
  • Attractive benefits and incentive stock option plan
  • Paid time off and employee rewards
  • Professional growth and employee engagement initiatives

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