VP, Cannabis Cultivation and Operations

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posted 1 month ago

This position is responsible for overseeing Fluresh production facilities in Grand Rapids and Adrian, Michigan and for providing the leadership to achieve production targets and drive operational efficiencies within our large cannabis facilities. Responsibilities include oversight of cultivation, extraction, and post-harvest including packaging, and fulfillment, and of the senior level managers and supervisors in charge of these areas.

 Position Summary:

The VP, Cannabis Cultivation and Operations is responsible for the effective operation of Fluresh’s 30-acre Adrian campus that includes ~60,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse grow and Grand Rapid’s ~70,000 sq.ft. indoor grow. This position oversees cultivation, extraction, post-harvest, and packaging departments; regulatory compliance; and all other functions necessary for the successful cultivation and production of cannabis products.  The individual will be a key member of the senior leadership team, reporting to the CEO, influencing strategic planning for the organization.  The position oversees diverse business operations, including leading senior level managers; cultivation oversight, staff scheduling and supervision; procurement and production planning, management of facility planning; regulatory compliance; and ensuring a safe, secure, and productive work environment.  This position will also report out to Fluresh’s Board of Directors periodically and will interface with key business partners at Fluresh’s facilities.

This role provides operational advice and recommendations to the CEO to implement operational efficiencies and maximize profitability while meeting the strategic objectives of the company. He/she will manage and report on all key operational processes, the financial budget, and key performance indicators.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the Fluresh facilities, focusing on cannabis cultivation and overseeing the physical sites and all business activity.
  • Ensure all grow facilities and buildings are maintained and the state-of-the-art equipment is functioning optimally and is conducive to the cultivation, processing, and packaging of cannabis
  • Leads the development, communication, and implementation of effective operational strategies and processes by setting comprehensive and clear performance goals that support the company’s strategic plans
  • Partner with the sales team to understand and accommodate the customers’ priorities and needs, which could include introducing the customer to Fluresh’s facilities and key practices
  • With the General Managers of each facility, oversee inspections of equipment, systems, and facilities–including all electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and mechanical systems; work with the maintenance manager to establish preventative maintenance schedules to identify and avert potential problems; take appropriate action to ensure maximum efficiency of equipment and systems; and respond to all emergencies
  • Oversees supply chain and demand planning. Reviews inventory for both manufactured and 3rd party products and sets expectations for planning and utilization
  • Serves as the voice of the customer.  Providing critical interface between the field sales organization and product development / engineering.
  • Designs and implements business strategies, plans and procedures that promote collaboration and a positive culture and vision for the organization
  • Designs and implements business strategies, plans and procedures that promote collaboration and a positive culture and vision for the organization
  • Ensure Fluresh meets stringent compliance requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by superiors 

Required Experience, Education, and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Engineering or similar discipline is preferred
  • 5 years’ progressive advancement at large scale (75,000+ sq ft) greenhouse/indoor cannabis production facilities is required
  • Successful management of a team of senior level managers and a staff of 80-100+ is required
  • Strong ethics and passion for compliance
  • Experience managing a $10 million or greater P&L is a plus
  • Proven expertise in operations management, team management, lean manufacturing principles, strategic and business planning methods, and project planning and coordination
  • Strong communication and computer skills
  • Effective project management and time-management skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to develop and foster strong working relationships throughout all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills; the ability to predict and/or identify and resolve problems and issues in partnership with stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing, and challenging environment
  • A combination of the above requirements will also be considered 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • General Managers of Fluresh’s Adrian and Green Rapids facilities and other key staff

Key Relationships:

  • SVP of Strategy, Facilities & Sales
  • Sales Department

Job Features

Job CategoryCultivation, Extraction & Processing

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