Project Manager, Product Commercialization
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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.
As a Project Manager, Product Commercialization you will be responsible for planning and driving the execution of cross-functional innovation initiatives across all Cresco products. We are looking for a Project Manager who is skilled at working cross-functionally, always looking for ways to improve, drive change, and comfortable executing on tight deadlines. You must be organized and thrive in a rapidly changing environment.
CORE JOB DUTIES
Support the readiness team in facilitating key leadership discussions and developing the overall readiness playbook
Drive upfront planning and execution of Cresco innovation projects; mobilize Cresco’s cross-functional teams throughout various project phases
Call out potential project risks that could prohibit successful execution, track deliverables and remove any blockers
Support and empower the PM team through identification of key milestones and major dependencies
Responsible for ensuring work streams are well defined, planned, and resourced to deliver per the overall launch timeline
Develop strong collaborative relationships as a trusted advisor for key partner teams (e.g. strategy, S&OP, brand, operations, supply chain, product development, quality) to ensure successful execution
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS
Bachelor’s degree, with a PMP certification or related certifications a plus
3-5 years’ experience in program/project management role, preferably with exposure to stage gate project structure and related PM tools (e.g. strategic frameworks, change management, dependency management and risk management)
Experience in manufacturing and/or a customer-centric environment with a focus on how customers engage a product a plus
A team player that excels at connecting the dots
You welcome the opportunity to build a process from scratch although it might be rocky
Flexible and agile; can remain calm despite many efforts running simultaneously
Have strong written and oral communication
Eager to learn about a brand new industry that is still being developed
You demonstrate strong collaborative skills, build trust and good working relationships with your colleagues and across functions
You always find a way forward; eternal optimist with a committed drive for impact
Extremely detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint.
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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