Facility Director

Cresco Labs

Lincoln, IL, USA

Full time

Aug 1

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Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry. 


At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.


The Facility Director is responsible for all operational activities within the facility.  More specifically, this position is directly responsible for all Cultivation, Processing, Laboratory, Extraction, Food and Beverage Production, Packaging, Order Fulfillment, Engineering, Maintenance, Materials Management, and Logistics at the site.

The Facility Director ensures standardization of all departments to the corporate center of excellence (COE) initiatives, drives consistent delivery of finished products for our customers through key metrics such as schedule adherence and cycle time, and promotes a culture of continuous improvement where employees and staff are empowered to elicit changes improving the company’s bottom line.


Accountable for P&L performance for the facility.

Improves efficiency of operations by driving key KPIs cross-functionally such as:

Schedule Adherence

Cycle Time

% Yield across the different departments

Dispensary Acceptance Rate

Inventory Days on Hand (DOH)

Lead operational management teams by making data driven decisions that maximize Cresco’s shareholder value through support of financial latest estimates (LE), ensuring compliance to the corporate COE initiatives, and driving cross-departmental efficiencies

Partners with corporate counterparts in Quality, Security, Safety, HR, and Compliance to ensure facilities are maintained to state regulatory, OSHA, and Cresco quality and HR standards

Evaluates and implements new strategies to improve the efficiencies between Operations/Supply Chain, Sales, IT, Accounting and HR

Manages the overall welfare of the team through training, coaching, and leading by example

Address company policy violations and work in conjunction with HR and direct managers to administer disciplinary action

Approve/deny internal costs and reimbursements; i.e. employee engagement and development, lunches, etc.

Actively seeks out opportunities to train employees on new technology/industry trends


Associates or Bachelors Degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Business Management, or related field; Master's degree, a plus

Minimum of 5-7 years in Senior Operations Management with experience running large cross-functional organizations with production totaling over $100MM annually

Project management experience required 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to manage cross-functional stakeholders and 

Experience managing unionized facilities, a plus

Demonstrated experience in a warehouse setting, production line environment, GMP/SQF/OSHA/ISO preferred; cannabis industry experience a plus

Experience leading an organization in a highly regulated environment

Effective solutions-based attitude and team-focused management style

Strong ability to multitask and work through constant interruption in a fast-paced environment

Proficient in all Office Suites (Google, Microsoft Office) and ability to learn seed-to-sale tracking system


Must be 21 years of age or older to apply

Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry 


Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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Cresco Labs

Normalize and professionalize cannabis and educate consumers to eliminate the social stigmas associated with cannabis