Compliance Manager

Cresco Labs

Joliet, IL, USA

Full time

Jan 24

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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.


Cresco Labs is seeking a Compliance Manager to join our distribution team with locations in Joliet, IL. The Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring that our distribution facilities and operations remain compliant with state and local regulations.  A successful candidate has the ability to interpret and apply compliance requirements for various departments with previous experience monitoring, investigating, and resolving inventory and QA discrepancies.



Host inspections with state and local regulatory and law enforcement agencies

Collect, audit, and file required operational logs from all departments (warehouse ops, transportation, finance, security, HR) to ensure compliance

Oversees and ensures the accuracy of all incoming and outgoing transfer and signed manifests

Oversee monthly inventory reconciliations of Track & Trace System

Conduct routine compliance audits (monthly category & quarterly full facility audits)

General compliance support and guidance as needed

Additional roles and responsibilities as assigned


Oversees preparation and filing of weekly product, inventory, and transportation reports

Ensure inventory cycles counts are completed on a monthly basis and investigate/ resolve any significant inventory discrepancies

Analyze METRC reconciliation reports and file required discrepancy reports with state authorities when applicable


Bachelor’s Degree in Compliance, Legal, Ethics or Quality Control or similar field preferred

Minimum of 3 years of compliance experience, ideally in the regulated cannabis industry or another regulated industry, such as alcohol, tobacco, or manufacturing

Must have the ability to develop and foster strong working relationships throughout all levels of the organization

Demonstrated problem-solving skills; the ability to either predict and / or identify and drive problem/issue to resolution in partnership with stakeholders

Excellent people and communication skills (verbal and written), with ability to successfully explain complex matters and provide persuasive support for positions with internal stakeholders, outside partners, and to communicate with all levels of the organization

Ability to successfully manage a high-volume workload with tight deadlines

Detail-oriented and ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities

Capable of handling confidential information discreetly and professionally

Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Working knowledge or ability to develop working knowledge of all Illinois regulations


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