Operations Manager

Green Thumb Industries

West Haven, CT, USA

Full time

Sep 13

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The Role 

Green Thumb is seeking an experienced Operations Manager to lead our production team in our West Haven, CT facility. As Operations Manager, you’ll coordinate with on the ground leadership to direct all the daily processes and long-term targets of our production facility in West Haven, CT. You’ll manage internal resources to maximize safety, compliance, efficiency, and productivity. You’ll also blaze the path toward creating and developing the multilevel professional team in CT, and you’ll work closely with the management team to keep every detail of the facility up to current regulatory requirements. You will be the one to ensure product quality standards are maintained, complete and accurate orders are processed and delivered, and inventory integrity is maintained. The operational duties are mostly hands-on and direct in nature and require substantial time be spent on the plant floor working closely and directly with all production employees.  A strong leader knows that success is always a joint effort, and the Operations Manager will also excel at working with the Sales Leadership in West Haven, and leadership from Headquarters to help make sure Green Thumb is smoking the competition at every level! 


Oversee all strategic planning and vision for facility plant operations for processing, packaging, maintenance, quality, safety, and logistics/fulfillment 

Manage all facility activities working closely with departmental managers ensuring wholesale objectives are accomplished on time and budget 

Partner with facility General Manager on budgeting; Analysis of facility data, including efficiency metrics, labor variance analysis, defect rates, cost drivers, volume and capacity planning, etc. to make recommendations on optimal quality and efficiency improvements and capital expenditures 

Develop and produce reporting to clearly illustrate the trends of the business 

Manage and maintain a company culture consistent with the culture established at Green Thumb corporate of accountability, transparency and enjoyment 

Participate in developing and implementing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to advance Green Thumb's mission, vision, goals and objectives 

Continuously improve the skills, knowledge and morale of all employees; create an environment where the entire team does the same 

Implement and maintain wholesale facility and equipment preventative maintenance program; replace, or make adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary 

Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal billing or licensing requirements 

Will be required to be on-call and to respond to emergency situations at any time. This may include scheduling issues, potentially covering a vacant shift, or facility issues  

Other duties as assigned 


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business required 

10+ years of management experience in manufacturing environment; direct management of 30+ individuals in a manufacturing setting required 

Consumer Packaged Good or Food and Beverage experience preferred 

In-depth knowledge & understanding of Lean, Six Sigma, certifications a plus 

Exposure to horticulture and/or plant science and/or lab processing, a plus 

Can-do attitude and ability to adapt quickly; business is experiencing tremendous growth so previous operational experience in growth environment is substantially preferred 

Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment 

Superior communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, non-verbal, written), with the ability to build relationships at all levels, both internally and externally 

Possesses a high level of critical thinking 

Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information 

Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb

Must have a solid understanding of the Medical Marijuana laws, rules and regulations set forth by the state; a pursuit to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws 

In depth understanding of business KPI’s  

Comfort level with change along with strong influencing skills, motivating others to change.  

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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