Senior Licensing Manager


Wakefield, MA

Full time

Jun 19

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Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) ("Curaleaf") is a leading U.S. provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a vertically integrated, high-growth cannabis operator known for quality, expertise, and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select provide industry-leading service, product selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 106 dispensaries, 22 cultivation sites, and over 30 processing sites, and employs over 4,600 team members across the United States. Home | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

Our corporate social responsibility is Rooted In Good  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Social Equity + Sustainability Social Responsibility | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence We believe in taking corporate and social responsibility very seriously, from our educational outreach to national partnerships, state-wide initiatives and local causes. Giving back to the communities where we operate is important to us, and helps to change old attitudes by showing the positive impact of cannabis in creating jobs, changing lives, and helping local communities.

We educate. We advocate. We give.

Senior Manager of the Licensing Team – We are looking for a senior licensing professional with experience managing a multi-state cannabis operator licensing function, which includes working with state and local Compliance teams to facilitate the process. The Senior Manager may also lead the procurement of new licenses. 

The Senior Licensing Manager is responsible for managing the details, quality and maintenance of existing cannabis licenses and renewals.  This includes developing, producing and submitting applications for entry to new markets and ensuring timely change management and/or renewals in active markets.  This role is responsible for both management as well as the operational aspects involved in preparing and maintaining applications/documentation according to state-defined requirements and deadlines.  


Support the operations and continuing improvement of the department that maintains the Company’s vital cannabis licenses and registrations

Develop and maintain systems, including IT database, for license tracking, maintenance, renewal, and transfer

Coordinate licensing renewal work with the Company’s local state-based compliance managers

Assist in the compilation and submission of competitive license applications and tenders to win new, valuable cannabis licenses

Deal directly with senior management as required to secure necessary input for licensing/regulatory procedures

Develop working relationships with subject matter experts (SME) to provide input and clarification to application content (i.e., Legal to ensure appropriate corporate structure/documentation; Shareholder Relations to gather required owner/backer documentation; HR to gather required employee documentation) 

Hands-on work in licensing processes, including liaising with various departments of the Company (Corporate and subsidiary organizations) to gather required content/documentation, compile submissions and prepare applications

Draft initial application content for SME review, ensuring consistent messaging and conformity with the requirements and expectations of state authorities

Monitor the announcement of key license/similar tenders across the country and help management decide in which tenders to participate

Review and assess state-specific codes and regulations as they pertain to application information for obtaining and maintaining licenses to cultivate, manufacture and dispense cannabis and cannabis products


Strong time and project management skills; ability to plan and prioritize work and balance multiple projects

Ability to take ownership of a given assignment, proactively consult others for information or guidance, as necessary

Ability to build relationships with internal and external partners at all levels (including Company president)

Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and implement recommendations for resolution

Strong reading comprehension skills

Superior written and verbal communications skills

Meticulous organizational skills; strong attention to detail

Resourcefulness – able to find answers online or from others

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area; JD is a plus

5-7 years relevant regulatory and/or legal experience a plus

Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF files)

Subject to background check per state cannabis regulations


Curaleaf is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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