Associate Director - MIP Operations

Native Roots - Denver, CO3.1

The Associate Director of MIP Operations is responsible for planning, executing, and overseeing the day to day operations of the MIP including, Extraction, Kitchen, Packaging, Shipping and Receiving, Quality and MIP Product Management functions. Responsibilities include providing all MIP teams leadership, direction and management oversight as well as working closely with the compliance, cultivation and product development departments on a daily basis. Additionally, will facilitate and drive initiatives set by the COO.
Job Responsibilities
Oversee all MIP departments (Extractions, Kitchen, Packaging, Quality, Shipping & Receiving, MIP Product Management)
Oversee production of MIP products and the transition of new products from the innovation team into production operations
Provide effective leadership in the MIP to ensure understanding of and alignment to the Company’s purpose and values, and to maintain a positive work environment and a high level of morale
Align MIP with company-wide goals
Develop and manage annual budget and proactively plan for resources and capital expenditures
Drive the successful transition of new products from product development into production in support of the product roadmap
Oversee management of the MIP product lifecycle from introduction into production to retirement
Generate reports and analyze data to support operational decision making, working with Finance and BI teams
Review and react to KPIs
Coach and motivate MIP management team in alignment with Operations OKRs and initiatives
Maintain a working knowledge of industry advancements related to MIP activities
Identify industry best practices, trends and opportunities, and proactively implement process changes
Plan for effective use of material, equipment, and staff
Ensure safety, quality, and compliance are key focus within MIP functional areas
Represent the MIP production functions in internal and external interactions
Facilitate staff education and succession plan within the MIP organization
Drive reduction of cost as production scales
Identify and maintain relationships to support company and department goals
Provide oversight for management functions such as timekeeping, invoicing, and payroll
Other duties as assigned
Compliance / Quality Control
Comply with all state and local laws and company SOPs, policies, codes of conduct, and emergency and safety procedures
Responsible for the consistent, sanitary and safe production and packaging of infused marijuana products and concentrates utilizing company policies to successfully uphold quality and consistency of all products produced
Oversee due diligence efforts for ingredients and suppliers
Provide guidance for implementation of state regulations within operations processes
Report any compliance or quality issues to management and facilitate remediation efforts
Strong leadership, problem solving and analytical skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks, projects, and priorities.
Ability to collaborate and partner with other departments to successful outcomes.
Strong change management skills to include the practical implementation of Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts.
Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of METRC and Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) compliance regulations
BS, BA or similar degree with an emphasis in manufacturing, or equivalent is desired
Minimum of 4 -6 years manufacturing or related experience preferred
Knowledge of applicable cGXP, CFRs, ISO standards, MED rules and regulations
Experience managing a large team
Experience in a regulated production environment
Working knowledge of Lean Concepts with demonstrated success; Six Sigma experience is a plus
Experience analyzing data and making data driven decisions
21 years of age and older
State issued KEY occupational license or the ability to meet the requirements to obtain one
Regular attendance at scheduled hours expected and is considered an essential function necessary for the efficient operation of business