Chief Operating Officer

Chicago, Illinois | Full-Time

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  • MBA preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field required plus 10+ years of management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must possess strong business management, analytical, and organizational skills.

  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to operate on an Executive level as part of a high functioning, results-oriented team.

  • Requires extensive proven experience in establishing both long and short- term goals, developing comprehensive business plans to achieve those goals and executing on the business plans. Requires a proven record of exceeding expectations, regarding both financial and non-financial metrics. Requires the ability to effectively work with other team members to create a healthy organization and a culture based on respect, trust, cooperation, and commitment.

  • Ability to be strategic and roll up your sleeves to accomplish what needs to be done.

  • Highly organized with a strong sense of urgency to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to multi-task, manage projects, and work within deadlines.

  • Professional positive influencer with strong communication skills.

  • Strong operational and execution experience (with large programs).

  • Able to form deep, trusted relationships with PharmaCann executive leadership and employees.

  • C-Suite presence and effective communicator.

  • High integrity, low ego and team oriented.

  • Solid organization, coordination, negotiation, and persuasion skills.

  • Cannabis, manufacturing, or retail experience helpful, but not required.

The COO is responsible for overseeing PharmaCann’s operations to develop and deliver high quality products and ensure the business operations are lean, efficient, effective, and systematic.  In the ever-changing climate of the Cannabis industry, the COO will establish standards and procedures while remaining agile to changing regulations and product demands. In addition, this role will require a strong, collaborative leader with the ability to lead a high-functioning team, driving results and ensuring both quality and volume demands are satisfied.  The COO will provide leadership, management, and vision to ensure that PharmaCann has the proper operational controls and administrative and reporting procedures in place to execute and effectively grow the organization. This role provides operational advice and recommendations to the CEO to implement operational efficiencies and maximize profitability while meeting the strategic objectives of the company. 

  • Executes the Company’s manufacturing, production, and retail value propositions.

  • Serves as the voice of the customer.  Providing critical interface between the field sales organization and product development / engineering.

  • Champions innovation throughout the organization based on market feedback / intelligence. 

  • Attracts, retains, and develops best-in-class subject matter expertise within the cultivation, processing, retail, technology, and marketing organizations.

  • Drives the cultural change necessary to differentiate the business from its competition.

  • Leads the strategic marketing efforts, including development and implementation of a cohesive marketing strategy across the enterprise.

  • Establishes an efficient and effective approach to new product introduction, incorporating the best combination of cost effectiveness and innovation.

  • Accountable for the operational budgets and measurement and effectiveness of all operational processes - internal and external. 

  • Provides timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the Company.

  • Leads the development, communication, and implementation of effective operational strategies and processes by setting comprehensive and clear performance goals that support the company’s strategic plans.

  • Oversees supply chain and demand planning. Reviews inventory for both manufactured and 3rd party products and sets expectations for planning and utilization. 

  • Reviews systems and processes for automation. Makes recommendations on automated process improvements and capital expenditures to increase sales, efficiency, and production.

  • Executes processes and key performance indicators to measure effectiveness and drive cost efficiencies.

  • Designs and implements business strategies, plans and procedures that promote collaboration and a positive culture and vision for the organization.

  • Provides strategic input to evaluate potential alliances, acquisitions and mergers, and new lines of service.


PharmaCann is the largest vertically-integrated and unified medical cannabis company.

Company size: 250

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  • Career Level
  • Degree
  • Experience
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  • Attractive
  • Executive
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 10+ Years
  • Full-Time
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