Senior Operations Manager

Operations Gainesville, Florida


Description

Position at Ayr Wellness

Company Description

AYR Wellness is a publicly traded, multi-state cannabis company with more than 85 dispensaries. We are one of the largest scale producers of high-quality cannabis in the U.S., and our purpose is to be a force for good. People are at the heart of everything we do, and we are passionate about bringing progress and positive changes to our communities, our industry, and our world. 

Our talented and reliable team members are the foundation of our business and investing in exceptional talent is paramount to our success. The key to building a culture where everyone can thrive starts and ends with our teams. Their collective courage and kyndness sets AYR apart. Your career growth at AYR is limitless, and we believe in creating an environment where everyone can flourish and win together.

Job Summary

The Operations Manager will lead and drive all aspects of Ayr Wellness’s cannabis cultivation and processing into patient safety, high quality, and effective dry bud, medicinal cannabis oils, and other related products for ingestion, inhalation, or topical application by registered patients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the people and processing, and warehousing/packaging.
  • Ensuring products are produced in a safe environment for our employees while adhering to all governmental regulations for this industry.
  • Ensuring all products are safe and effective for patient use. Develop and enforce proper product and work-in-process tracking, movement, product security and compliance with FDA cGMP’s, OSHA regulations, and applicable laboratory procedures.
  • Work closely with Director of Cultivation to implement best practices, drive continuous improvement and ensure SOPs are followed in daily production processes
  • Lead and drive effective efficiency improvement initiatives in processing, packaging, and warehousing.
  • Work closely with our dispensaries and the wholesale sales team to manage product supply, the operations, and our supply chain to ensure timely delivery of products. Close communication and coordination with the patient facing side of our business and our commercial team are of paramount importance.
  • Lead and drive lean operations, quality improvement, and capacity expansion initiatives in the processing, warehousing, and packaging portions of the operations.
  • Work closely with Facilities to implement facility modifications and upgrades required for efficient production capacity
  • Effectively manage and streamline all aspects of the supply chain and each process step carried out in operations.
  • Identify, lead, and develop talent to maximize individual, team, and organizational effectiveness to meet company goals.
  • Instill a production mindset in the culture.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 – 7 years of proven manufacturing management and leadership experience preferably within the pharmaceutical, food, or beverage industries. Cannabis industry experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a manufacturing-related discipline: Engineering, Sciences or Operations preferred. Degrees in other disciplines are acceptable in conjunction with suitable experience and accomplishment.
  • Inherently sound human resource values and problem resolution skills in combination with a history of strong leadership skills and talent development of those, directly and indirectly, reporting to this person.
  • Demonstrated success in leading manufacturing operations to achieve improved performance and profitability.
  • Possess the financial acumen to manage, measure, and improve operations effectiveness and profitability.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in continuous improvement and with leading Lean Six Sigma and other manufacturing improvement initiatives highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on managing and improving food safety, employee safety, quality, and packaging for consumers.
  • Strong communication skills to every level of the organization
  • Ability to develop structure while operating in a continued startup and emerging environment.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a manufacturing-related discipline: Engineering, Sciences or Operations preferred. Degrees in other disciplines are acceptable in conjunction with suitable experience and accomplishment.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 – 7 years of proven manufacturing management and leadership experience, preferably within the pharmaceutical, food, or beverage industries. Cannabis industry experience is a plus.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude)

  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed 
  • Leadership - Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others 
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals. 
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Contributes to profits and revenue 
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values 
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans 
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly 

Direct reports

  • Oversees multiple departments

 

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

At AYR Wellness, our vision is to be a force for good in all we do and to bring lasting positive change to our communities, our industry, and our world. And it wouldn’t be possible without our exceptionally talented team. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the uniqueness of each employee and supports their individual journey in finding their genius and pursuing their passion.

AYR Wellness is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to employment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of age, gender, religion, marital or veterans’ status.