HR / People Ops Manager (Corporate)

People Ops Miami, Florida


Position at Ayr Wellness

Company Description 

As the leading cannabis multi-state operator (MSO), AYR Wellness is on a journey to be a force for good; and it all starts with our belief in the power and potential of the plant.  

We believe in creating an environment in which we can all flourish, one where every individual can find their genius and pursue their passion, because it’s this dedication to creating a culture of excellence, one where we’re all empowered to achieve our dreams, that will propel us forward. We’re a company that puts our people first. A place where talent is rewarded, diversity is celebrated, and innovative thinking is championed and we believe that together we can build a better and brighter future for ourselves, our industry, and our world.  

Job Summary 

The People Ops / HR Manager is a coach and trusted advisor to business leaders and client groups and builds and implements initiatives and overall process improvements to deliver results. Demonstrating functional and strategic expertise, the People Ops / HR Manager serves as a strategic business partner to deliver technical and strategic human resource advice across a wide range of areas such as performance management, issue resolution, programs, and policy. 

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Partner with internal business leaders to support the growth of the business by providing thought leadership and guidance in the areas of employee / labor relations, performance management, strategic workforce planning, development and coaching, and succession planning. 
  • Proactively manage employee relations, complaint resolution, investigations, and partners with appropriate legal team as necessary to protect the company and limit claims exposure. 
  • Drive leadership to understand, own and measure their DE&I accountability through coaching and consulting to the greater DE&I strategy.
  • Provide situation coaching and feedback to mid and senior level managers.
  • Advise leaders on sensitive performance-related situations and their business implications. 
  • Partner with compliance, legal, and People Ops/HR to stay up to date with all local, state, and federal regulations around staffing, specifically within the cannabis industry.  
  • Assist in implementation and management of internal processes/SOPs, programs, and short-term/long-term team strategies and initiatives. 


  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive HR experience that includes management responsibilities in HR organization with expertise in employee/labor relations, talent management and development, change management, systems integration, and vendor management 
  • Outstanding process and people management skills with proven ability to solve complex problems, manage cross-functional projects, and implement objectives-based solutions.  
  • Understanding of payroll administration (Federal and State laws, Local tax is a plus, prevailing wage).   
  • HRIS database management experience, able to make informed decisions and recommendations based on data and statistics. 
  • Must meet the age requirement as outlined by state cannabis agencies  



  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA (Master of Business Administration) preferred, and professional certifications such as PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP highly desire 


  • 5+ years  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Decision Making – based upon a mixture of analysis, experience, and best practices judgment.  
  • Problem Solving and Analysis Skills- address advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations.  
  • Process Management –simplify complex processes and maximize resources.  
  • Strong Communication Skills – strong written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Time Management- manage multiple tasks, deadlines, and adapt to a changing and fast-paced work environment.
  • Tolerance for Ambiguity - comfortable with uncertainty, unpredictability, conflicting directions, and multiple demands; able to operate effectively in an uncertain environment. 
  • Project Management - application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge, and experience to achieve specific project objectives on time within budget constraints 


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. 

Diversity and inclusion are essential to pursuing our vision for the future, and we believe that our success is dependent on building a truly equitable, collaborative, and inclusive team. One that reflects the diversity of the communities that we serve. 

In addition to a generous benefits package, and unparalleled career opportunities, as an employee at Ayr Wellness, you can expect to be provided with industry-leading training which will offer you an in-depth insight into the wonderful world of cannabis.