Vice President of Manufacturing Operations

Chicago, Illinois | Full-Time

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Job Description

We are looking for a seasoned, entrepreneurial executive with a high will to win, and energy and drive to lead our fast-growing manufacturing operations. The Vice President of Manufacturing Operations will help us continue our rapid growth in one of the fastest growing industries in the nation.

The Vice President Manufacturing Operations will oversee all our manufacturing sites and related operations. This position will provide inspirational leadership and create a compelling vision for operational excellence with a focus on driving manufacturing performance through continuous improvement, innovation, and high-impact business results. The Vice President Manufacturing Operations will be responsible for site compliance with all legal, regulatory and company policies while working cross-functionally with key stakeholders to ensure alignment to achieve strategic objectives.

Specific Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, direction, and executional oversight to the operations organization which includes cultivation, research/engineering, safety, quality, and supply chain functions.
  • Develop, communicate and implement effective growth strategies, operational processes, technology advancements, and organizational development plans to drive continuous improvement through operational excellence and efficiency.
  • Ensure the outgoing quality, safety and efficacy of all finished product, compliance with all applicable specifications, standard operating procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Optimize Cultivation performance through implementation of best practices across all stages of manufacturing (including cloning, propagating, harvesting, drying, curing, and trimming).
  • Refine pertinent Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure performance, guide improvement, and communicate progress. Develop and maintain operational plans to include all business requirements including labor hours, production costs, and KPI reporting to meet financial objectives and safety, quality, and customer service goals.
  • Ensure production efficiency through cost-effective management of labor/resources, procurement, inventory management, and production planning.
  • Recruit, manage, and lead managers and staff with the skills to maintain a high-quality organization. Train and develop staff to enhance skills, accountability, adaptability and capability to work individually and in teams.
  • Develop sound short and long-range financial plans for functional areas including projections of expenses and capital requirements.
  • Assists with the opening or acquisition of new locations and business initiatives within the firm.
  • Champions and reinforces exceptional ethical standards through personal actions creating a culture of professionalism, honesty and integrity. Provides the leadership and management aligned with the mission and core values of the company; Fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment.
  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Business Management, Logistics or related field required, MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience, with 5+ in a senior level leadership position with direct P&L oversight in manufacturing environment, preferably with at least five years’ experience leading a large multi-site or multi-State group in manufacturing and supply chain. Minimum of 10 years managing staff required. Experience in a union environment preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of lean manufacturing, technology, and industry standards. Six Sigma certification and/or education in lean/efficient engineering practices strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with proven results in strategic planning, analytics, and process improvement
  • Technical operations background preferred combined with experience bringing new products to market.
  • Must be a problem solver, decisive and results-oriented leader with a high sense of urgency.
  • Flexible and able to multitask; Must be detail oriented and accurate and able to work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Strong business acumen, effective management and leadership skills; the proven ability to proactively respond and scale to market demands.
  • Ability to develop, coach and manage high performance leaders.
  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to corporate mission.
  • Frequent travel required

All duties are to be performed in accordance with state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances, as well as PharmaCann policies, practices, and procedures.

Physical requirements

Standing, walking, frequent travel

Direct reports

Operations Managers
Production Planners


PharmaCann, one of the nation’s leading cannabis companies, is changing the way people view cannabis. Be a part of the team shaping the future of this booming industry, where our people, our reputation and our standards matter. With a strong foundation and dynamic growth plan, opportunities to join our team abound in this fast-paced environment. Are you ready to join the movement?

We’re grounded and growing. Based in Chicago, PharmaCann operates thirteen dispensaries and four production facilities across multiple states including New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania with licensing secured in the Midwest and on the east coast. For more information about our company, please visit

Additional Information

At PharmaCann Inc, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law. *All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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

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