Chief Operating Officer - Cannabis

Garden State Releaf, LLC - Phoenix, AZ


Chief Operating Officer - Medical Cannabis

Company: Garden State Releaf, LLC
Location: Marlton, NJ

Employment Type: Full-Time


We are a “patient-focused” healthcare organization actively applying for medical cannabis cultivation and processing licensure in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. We are dedicated to providing the highest-quality craft medical cannabis products and services in a fully sustainable, secure, and professionally managed environment. Our team boasts o collective years of cannabis industry experience and our aim is to help transform traditional medical treatment through product innovation, education, and research; utilizing cannabis to enhance the well-being of our bodies, the health of our communities, and the sustainability of our planet.


The COO reports directly to the Company’s CEO and is responsible for designing and implementing diverse business strategies, plans, and procedures. The COO will establish and update all operational policies and procedures to ensure the Company is efficient and effective in achieving all business goals, company vision, and company culture. The COO acts as a liaison between the management team and the CEO. We’re looking for an experienced and efficient leader who has cannabis industry experience managing diverse business operations including cultivation, production, brand management, and retail. We’re looking for someone with excellent people skills, who values the importance of creating a culture where employees excel and feel valued.


  • Interact seamlessly with the CEO and Founders to understand strategic priorities and creatively identify and execute plans to lead the company.
  • Responsible for driving our company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow, and business goals and objectives.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership, oversight and management to all departments: Cultivation, Production, Processing, Branding, Finance, Community Outreach, Sustainability Practices.
  • Design, implement, execute, and analyze business strategies, plans and procedures.
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision.
  • Develop and implement department budgets.
  • Allocate the resources Department Heads need, such as funds, labor and equipment, to ensure they meet their goals.
  • Conduct regular meetings with Department Heads to remain up to date on the status of each area of the company.
  • Remain up to date on cannabis legislation.
  • Build a solid network in the cannabis industry through attending networking events and educational events.


  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Project Management (PMP) Certification a plus
  • 10+ years supply chain management experience in pharmaceutical, cannabis, or nutraceuticals
  • Ability to grow and enhance the business through operational processes, employee and staff capabilities, and financial performance
  • Experience overseeing daily operations of a vertically integrated cannabis business
  • Experience building teams and hiring/firing (including hiring and tracking diversity roles throughout the organization.
  • Proven track record of strategic planning and driving revenue
  • Excited about joining a startup culture and opportunity to shape the direction of an emerging industry
  • Highly effective third-party vendor management
  • Able to pass a background and credit check


The ideal candidate will be an upbeat, charismatic executive with very strong communications and interpersonal skills, and be comfortable working as part of a team in a non-political organization structure. This executive will be a good high-level strategic thinker but will be energized by the practical activities required to make things happen. The successful Chief Operating Officer will be able to manage multiple tasks: handling urgent matters without ever losing sight of mid-and long-term planning, and will take an entrepreneurial approach to the business, bringing a creative spark and fresh thinking to how the Company can grow and expand.

Join the GSR Team and become part of something truly exciting. We pride ourselves in our compliance, industry innovations, sustainability practices, community engagement, professionalism, commitment to quality, and a positive collaborative atmosphere.

Garden State Releaf, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability or genetics.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Cannabis: 8 years (Required)


  • Master's (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Others