Commercial General Manager- IL

Green Thumb Industries

Chicago, IL, USA

Full time

Sep 13

The Role 

The Commercial General Manager is the core leader of the revenue-generating operating unit for Illinois at Green Thumb. This role has P&L responsibility for Illinois business unit and is responsible for building GTI’s retail and CPG Brands while delivering sales, gross profit, and market share growth. This is a leadership position with direct management of all regional marketing, wholesale, and buying functions for Illinois. 

As the Commercial General Manager, you will closely partner with the SVP Wholesale and SVP Retail to ensure national strategies are successfully implemented within Illinois. You will also work closely with cross-functional partners across Production, Supply Chain, Finance, Government Affairs, and HR to facilitate seamless execution through all aspects of the organization and value chain.

You will report directly to the SVP, Revenue, with high visibility to our Executive Leadership Team. We are looking for a commercially oriented, strategic business problem solver, brand builder, and people leader. A successful candidate will have the flexibility to navigate a rapidly growing business while building a new operating model to sustain the growth as the business matures.

Responsibilities 


Deliver Sales, Gross Profit, and Market Share growth on a budget

Partner with the SVP Wholesale to lead regional Wholesale team to drive distribution and velocity in non-GTI retail dispensaries

Lead Regional Marketing teams to develop industry regional programs which build GTIs retail and CPG cannabis brands

Lead Regional Buying teams for GTI Retail banners to ensure their merchandising and promotional activities support a market-leading customer/patient experience 

Recruit, develop, and retain top talent, building the next generation of Commercial leaders at GTI

Serve as an advocate for all sales, buying and regional marketing needs for the region within and outside the GTI organization

Partner with government and regulatory affairs to represent GTI to state and municipal governing bodies when appropriate

Partner with the SVP, Revenue to develop an industry-leading Commercial Operating model


Qualifications  


A high integrity leader who understands that working in the Cannabis industry comes with greater scrutiny and therefore requires a higher level of compliance with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb

Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred

10+ years experience with 5+ years’ leading Sales, Regional Marketing or Buying teams

P&L ownership with a focus on topline results-driven responsibilities

A proven leader with a bias to action, team building, and organizational development; someone comfortable building new ways of working and operating without a blueprint

Experience working within a highly matrixed organization and partnering with various groups – brand marketing, retail marketing, retail operations, finance, national accounts, etc.

Ability to scale and lead a high-performing team

Strong working knowledge of financial, sales, buying, and marketing processes required to lead commercial organization

Knows how to get things done by engaging all stakeholders proactively and effectively delegate and empower others to meet responsibilities on time and on-budget

Ability to influence others and move towards a shared vision and/or goal

Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with customers and cross-functional partners within the organization

Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with customers and cross-functional partners within the organization


Additional Requirements 


Must pass any and all required background checks  

Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry  

Must possess valid driver’s license 

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age 

Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry

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