Corporate Director, Technical Services

Chicago, Illinois | Full-Time

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  • Masters of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctorate (Ph.D.). in Chemistry or Engineering, or B.S. and equivalent industry experience
  • Proven ability leading cross functional teams providing technical support in the pharmaceutical, nutritional, or food/beverage industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of QBD, DOE, process validation and statistical process control
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and experience providing technical support in a cGMP manufacturing environment
  • Hands on experience in process engineering, formulation science, process scale-up, and execution of technology transfers


  • Reports to SVP of Manufacturing and Technical Services
  • Empowered to work directly with site-based resources to resolve issues and make decisions related to technical services
  • Budgetary responsibility for the Technical Services team, authorization for capital expenditures up to $10K
  • Works directly with above site functions, particularly Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations, Quality, and Marketing
  • Works directly with vendors to resolve issues


  • On-time new product launches and Technology transfers
  • % Yield Increases


  • Build and develop a high performing Technical Services team capable of meeting the required business, operations and quality targets
  • Lead the development of new products for Cresco and its associated brands
  • Optimize and scale up existing products and processes
  • Work with manufacturing and product development to solve difficult technical problems and coach manufacturing personnel in solving technical problems
  • Design and implement management controls for improving manufacturing processes, and ensure the required resources, procedures, and systems are present
  • Ensure that internal development teams provide the necessary process controls to achieve a successful transfer to routine manufacturing, including cleaning methods, in-process testing, CQA, and CPP
  • Review and approve study designs, technical reports, and validation and manufacturing procedures
  • Organize and provide training for manufacturing and engineering employees on procedures and equipment relevant to manufacturing, GMPs/cGMPs and validation
  • Ensure communication and coordination between Tech Services and internal stakeholders
  • Serve as a member of the Manufacturing and Tech Services leadership team
Cresco Labs, Inc.
Cresco Labs, Inc.
HQ: Chicago, Illinois

Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Together with its subsidiaries, Cresco cultivates, manufactures, and sells medical cannabis & products, and launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative.

Company size: 800

  • Salary
  • Career Level
  • Degree
  • Experience
  • Job Type
  • Attractive
  • Director
  • Degree Preferred
  • 3-6 Years
  • Full-Time
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