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Lompoc, California Talent Merchants

About Company:

One of the top Cannabis Brands in California headquartered north of Santa Barbara in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley company focused on utilizing science and sustainability to grow quality, modern crops. Our unmatched commitment to innovating both organic farming and modern manufacturing means our customers have access to products that exceed expectations.

We have a Sr. Project Manager for Operations role with one of the top Cannabis Brands in California headquartered north of Santa Barbara in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley (just North of Santa Barbara) company focused on utilizing science and sustainability to grow quality, modern crops. Our unmatched commitment to innovating both organic farming and modern manufacturing means our customers have access to products that exceed expectations.

We are a team of change makers, modern farmers, scientists, and business professionals focused on leading the charge for agricultural innovation. We are on a mission to be the most trusted and loved brand in Cannabis.

About The Role:

As the Director, Product and Process Engineering you will drive efficiencies in our Operations processes, overseeing the on-time and on-budget delivery of projects related to process improvement and automation in the Manufacturing, Cultivation, Nursery, and R&D Departments. You will partner with Manufacturing and R&D to develop new production lines and bring new products to Market. As a seasoned lean manufacturing and six-sigma practitioner, you'll prioritize projects based on ROI (gross margin increases, improved throughput), feasibility, and alignment with our corporate objectives. You will be a Technical Leader while relying on subject matter experts, leading cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives. You'll work closely with Operations team leaders to execute improvement projects to highest adoption and quality.

What You'll Do

  • Identify and prioritize operations areas that are in need of improvement through automation
  • Recommend process improvements using lean manufacturing and six-sigma best practices
  • Project manage improvement projects to successful adoption by operations teams on time and on budget
  • Study and understand all process and workflows in Manufacturing, Cultivation, Nursery, and R&D Departments
  • Create ROI and SWOT analysis for process improvement projects
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing and R&D to ID, evaluate, and select new unit operations production capabilities to support new product launches
  • Design, install, construct, and validate new unit operations and production lines to support new product launches
  • Analyze key drivers of product quality including pesticides, HM, and color remediation and derive recommendations
  • Manage the Engineering project portfolio in a transparent manner with frequent updates to your peer-group and senior leadership. Reprioritizing and managing risks as needed
  • Manage the CapEx process lifecycle from planning, approval and implementation with the support of company's buying and planning team
  • Manage the budget and the timing of projects to limit current production interruption
  • Develop, coach, train, and supervise a team of engineers and project managers
  • Maintain professionalism and live our core values of Teamwork, Innovation, Integrity, and Process (TIIP) at all times
  • Perform all other duties as assigned or inherent to the position
  • Up to 25% of domestic travel expected
  • Stay current with all laws governing the industry and engage in review of new and improved operations methods
  • Assist with review of business proposals, contracts and other matters regarding operations and production processes

What You'll Need to Have

  • 10+ years as an Engineer in Product Development, Process Improvement and Automation in increasing roles of responsibility and managing Teams
  • Bachelors degree in an Engineering discipline (ex: Process Engineering), Manufacturing Engineering or related area
  • 3-5 years experience in Process Engineering and Automation
  • 3-5 years of experience in Product Development
  • Experience building and refining processes, as the company grows
  • Past experience in startups or a high paced position is preferred
  • Experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods, Pharma, or Biotech industries preferred
  • Six-sigma green belt required, black belt a plus
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office and Google's G suite
  • Track record of successfully delivering multi-million, complex projects on time and within budget
  • Hands-on experience with project management tools including Microsoft Project, Asana, Basecamp or similar
  • Functional knowledge of California cannabis regulations
  • Must be 21 years of age (or older) at the time of hire
  • Proficiency of the English language, verbal and written format

What You'll Receive

  • Competitive base salary
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Vacation and Holidays

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