This role will be including compliance, development and implementation of HACCP programs, product quality tracking systems, FDA standards, ingredient management programs, allergen and sanitization management programs, product safety practices, internal and external audits, etc. The individual will also ensure compliance with all GTI Corporate operating procedures, as well as applicable federal, state, county, and municipal laws, regulations, ordinances, and regulations.
Oversee the facility’s QA/QC department and ensure all employees understand and follow all standard operating procedures
Define, implement, and improve GTI’s Quality Management System including development of process and product testing to ensure quality standards are met and oversee determination of finished product disposition
Partner with management to lead quality initiatives that develop and maintain a high performing, scalable, and compliant quality system
Implement and maintain sanitation and quality control practices that ensure the safety and quality of cannabis including purity and consistency
Implement HACCP, allergen, and sanitization management programs
Review and approve decisions about whether to investigate a cannabis product complaint and review and approve the findings and follow-up action of any investigation performed
Implement recall procedures that are supported by test results or other scientific documentation or expert opinion or as mandated by applicable regulations
Perform or oversee routine audits of compliance processes to assure accuracy and thoroughness of completion
Investigate and resolve compliance concerns, issues, or violations
Analyzes facility trends in survey deficient practice to assess potential areas of continued non-compliance.
Establish and publish monthly metrics focused on facility’s current QA/QC progress.
Routinely reviews monthly Corporate QA/QC documentation and assures that all areas of concern are addressed appropriately according to corporate policy and regulatory standards.
Manage, train and develop QA/QC employees to perform in a proficient manner, providing motivation through personal example and interpersonal skills to create a cohesive unit.
Promote awareness and responsibility through training and regular communication throughout the facility.
Establish employee goals, monitor employee performance, and provide regular 1x1 performance feedback to help the employee succeed. Fosters a high-performance culture through active leadership and create a strong sense of accountability within the department.
Minimum 7 - 10 years of QA/QC experience in a regulated production organization. FDA competency is a must. Cannabis experience is a plus.
Bachelors Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering or similar required
3-5 years of progressive leadership responsibility with a proven track record of building and developing QA/QC processes and systems.
Minimum of 3 years of regulatory compliance management including interfacing with regulators and inspectors.
Strong ability to effectively present information and responds to questions from senior management, function heads, managers, supervisors and all levels of employees.
Highly collaborative influencer who is an effective communicator and relation builder/networker.
SQF, ISO, GMP, ASQ, HACCP or similar certification experience preferred.
Experience in the development of a comprehensive QMS in a start-up or rapidly growing dynamic business environment.
Ability to deliver specific organizational goals and effectively develop, grow and manage a team to achieve objectives.
Track record of engaging teams and creating a collaborative QA/QC culture.
QMS auditor or similar certification a plus.
Thorough knowledge on the use of quality tools.
Experience in statistical and analytical problem solving.
Unassailable integrity and ethics.
Must have a solid understanding of the Medical Marijuana laws, rules and regulations and passion to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws.
Must pass any and all required background checks
Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
Green Thumb Industries Inc. manufactures, distributes, and sells various cannabis products for medical and adult-use in the United States. It offers cannabis flower; and processed and packaged products, including concentrates, edibles, and topical and other cannabis products under the Rythm, Dogwalkers, The Feel Collection, Beboe, and other brands.