Plant Manager


Bellmawr, NJ

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.

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As a member of the State leadership team, the New Jersey Plant Manager will be responsible for complete oversight of day-to-day operations including coaching and managing the entire processing and manufacturing teams. The Plant Manager works alongside the New Jersey DOO to execute on the overall direction and strategy relative to manufacturing processes and best practices. This position also liaisons with the local leadership team (including Cultivation, Retail, Wholesale, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Quality, and Compliance) at the DOO’s direction to assure effective and efficient operations, an optimum dispensary product mix, proper inventory levels, and seamless logistics for wholesale customers.  The Plant Manager will report to the State Director of Operations and work closely with all State and Regional stakeholders and subject matter experts across the company.

Job Description:

The New Jersey Plant Manager will be responsible for directing all activities to ensure Curaleaf NJ delivers high quality products while maintaining the most efficient product cost structure. The Plant Manager is accountable for meeting production demand that supports top line revenue while improving efficiency to bottom line growth. This position is responsible for all day-to-day cGMP operations. The individual is responsible for the continuous quality and process improvements to ensure attainment of operational goals, tactics, and priorities which drive business results with a focus on safety and quality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage all day-to-day aspects of site operations; execute on an effective schedule, capital equipment maintenance, personnel training, production planning and outputs

Plan and monitor the day-to-day operations to ensure no interruptions in production

Ensure site and State safety programs and initiatives

Review production and scheduling plans to ensure they align with the product demand forecast

Oversight of inventory levels for critical manufacturing components and facilitate the flow of raw and WIP material from cultivation to manufacturing to lab testing to the consumer

Work with the Regional leadership team to facilitate commercialization of new products in the local market

Communicate as needed with State Regulators to ensure compliant State business operations

Lead production and operational management teams ensuring collaboration and cross-departmental efficiencies

Maintain a strong presence in the field to effectively coach and support all Department Heads, Assistant Managers, Supervisors, Leads, and associated team members

Set goals and provide guidance, direction, and performance management for direct report site Department Heads. Ensure these are cascading to their reports

Ensure manufacturing environments are brand appropriate (i.e. positive, reassuring, energetic, encouraging, educational, welcoming, and focused on continual improvement)

Lead training initiatives for team member development, including challenging of SOPs

Ensure operational priorities, processes and procedures are communicated and understood by the Site Management team and follow-up on effective execution

Ensure the cost-effective manufacturing of quality pharma-grade product meeting all cGMP and GAP standards

Ensure compliance with all manufacturing processes and SOPs, review cultivation and processing metrics and work to improve efficiency. Ensure quality assurance standards and metrics are maintained

Oversight of all controlled substance inventory accuracy and variance corrections

Responsible for and working closely with all key stakeholders in the planning and execution of local CAPEX projects

Partner with Quality and Compliance to monitor and maintain proper controls with all federal/state regulations

Ultimate responsibility for execution of quality initiatives (both QA and QC) to reduce non-conformances

Develop protocols with bill of materials and standard costing for effective and accurate COGS/Margins

Manage OPEX activities and initiatives to continually improve income from operations margins

Champion Lean Six Sigma initiatives to foster efficiencies throughout the operation and create continual improvement through operational excellence

Maintain a daily site strong presence to effectively coach and support cultivation, processing, and support function teams

Works proactively and independently with innovation and passion to deliver on self-defined and external goals


Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or related field required.

Supervised 20 or more team members in an FDA controlled, SQF or cGMP production environment

Involvement in the cannabis industry not required, but a plus. However, experience in a highly regulated industry strongly desired

3+ years’ experience in manufacturing, supply chain, quality, and logistics required

Ability to work efficiently in data systems and building metrics within Excel and other software systems

A high-touch, credible, hands on, visible leader with instant credibility and track record of inspiring teams

Demonstrated track record in team building and driving operational efficiencies

Lean manufacturing or six sigma knowledge desired

Outstanding people skills, organizational skills and a passionate leadership style

Team player with the ability to gain consensus through collaboration and open dialogue

Strong public speaking and presentation skills

Start-up experience a plus, and ability to manage within a fast-paced, chaotic, and ever-changing environment required

A sense of urgency, high energy, and hands-on approach

A proven track record of building a culture of safety with a manufacturing organization

Ability to pass a background check. Current Driver’s license required


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed

Leadership - Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Contributes to profits and revenue

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly

Curaleaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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