Operations Manager

Green Thumb Industries

Oglesby, IL, USA

Full time

Oct 16

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The Role

GTI is seeking an experienced Operations Manager to lead our Grow production team in our Oglesby facility. As Operations Manager, you’ll coordinate with the Grow Technical Leadership Team and direct all the daily processes and long-term targets of our production facility in Oglesby, IL. You’ll grind away at the details of managing internal resources to maximize safety, compliance, efficiency, productivity, and culture. You’ll also blaze the path toward creating and developing the multilevel professional team in Oglesby, IL and you’ll work closely with the management team to keep every detail of the facility up to snuff. You and the Grow Technical team will be the ones to ensure product quality standards are maintained and are complete. The production supervision 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 cultivation employees.  A strong leader knows that success is always a joint effort, and the Operations Manager will also excel at working with site General Manager and leadership from GTI Headquarters to help make sure GTI is smoking the competition at every level!


Oversee all facets of GTI’s Grow Operations with shared responsibilities and accountability with the Head Grower to ensure all are working smoothly in tandem. This includes but is not limited to:





Inventory oversight and management

Analyze facility data, including operational efficiency metrics, labor variance analysis, defect rates, cost drivers, volume, and capacity planning, etc. to make recommendations on optimal quality and efficiency improvements

Perform inventory controls and keep quality standards high for audits

Work directly with business teams to understand performance drivers and trends in their area, provide insights, make recommendations, and interpret new data & results

Develop and produce weekly/monthly reports based on data analysis gathered from facility operations to corporate management clearly illustrating the trends of the business

Utilize six sigma, 5S, and other efficiency concepts to position the operations for continuous improvement

Ensure staff reports follow Company SOPs at all points in time.

Participate in developing and implementing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to advance GTI’s mission, vision, goals and objectives

Manage, supervise and direct the activities ofstaff and function

Make recommendationsand decisions regarding hiring, discipline, termination or advancement of employees

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

Assign work and monitor progress; guide, train and develop employees in the accomplishment of their duties and goals throughprofessional growth and the PFS system.

Evaluatedirect reports’ performance based on clearly communicated standards and expectations.  

Ensurecompliance with local, state, and federal billing or licensing requirements

Ensure accurate data entry intothe State inventory tracking systems

Ensure that operations is always prepared for state inspections, even those that are unplanned.

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

Abide by and enforceGTI’s Safety Program

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



Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business required; MBA or similar preferred

5+ years of management experience; direct management of 30 individuals in a manufacturing setting

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


Additional Requirements

Minimum of 21 years of age

Must pass any and all required background checks to qualify for a State Agent Card

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

Knowledge and enforcement of the policies, procedures and goals of the cultivation facility

Skill in analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of GTI’s philosophies and goals

Skill in planning, organizing, assigning and coordinating the activities and resources

Ability to research, evaluate and adapt to new methods, compliance updates and techniques for operational improvement

Must have great depth and understanding of Inventory tracking systems and show comfort with computer software

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