Ayr Wellness

Compliance Manager

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Posted on: 
May 19, 2022

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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.

Join us as we create wonder together.

Job Summary

The Compliance Manager will assess, design, implement and evaluate compliance programs and initiatives in AYR Wellness facilities; retail dispensaries, and growing facilities. They will conduct internal compliance audits and inspections to support corporate initiatives and state and local regulations. This role will be required to interface with regulators, executive management, and AYR Wellness employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

Collaborates with the Compliance team to ensure compliance with all applicable state, county and municipal laws, ordinances, and regulations for that state.

Develop policies, strategies, and procedures related to regulatory compliance in coordination with department heads and organization leaders; implement policies, strategies, and procedures as directed

Implement preventative measures and corrective action in the event of compliance concerns

Lead and conduct compliance audits including the development of SOP’s, perform audit work steps, document and report findings, and develop and implement appropriate corrective actions

Take a proactive compliance view of the organization and provide preventative measures to ensure the organization is compliant with all regulatory requirements

Collect and analyze data to define and understand problems and perform research to identify root causes

Interface with regulatory agencies to ensure the organization is in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations

Submits applications for registration renewals to maintain state licensures.

Assists in the application process for entering new markets by drafting and editing license applications.

Prepares and submits documentation required for regulatory inspections and coordinates the inspection process for internal departments and state regulators.

Uses independent judgment and knowledge of applicable state regulations to provide regulatory analyses to the Compliance team.

Drafts and updates Standard Operating Procedures, Operations and Management Plans and Security Plans as needed.

Reviews marketing collateral to ensure compliance with state regulations.

Assists with implementing Ayr Wellness’s policies, procedures, and best practices to promote compliance.

Investigates and resolves compliance concerns, issues, or violations.

Motivate team members and represent compliance department across the entire organization with effective communication

Establish and develop strong relationships across the organization, providing a consultative approach to communicate compliance initiatives

Participate in regulatory stakeholder, industry, and other relevant workgroups

Comply with regulations and requirements associated with health, safety, and environmental protections

Ensure the correct use of safety devices and protective equipment as required and report any hazards, accidents, or injuries as required by company policy

Communicate with state regulators and inspectors as needed.

Perform internal pre-inspections, and random compliance audits on AYR Wellness facilities

Travels periodically among the Company’s cultivation and dispensary operations


Prior experience in a regulatory compliance position, familiarity with state regulatory entities

Legal mindset, ability to read, understand, interpret and communicate laws, ordinances, and regulations

Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to positively influence people; must be capable of effective interaction across all levels of the organization

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage high-stress situations, and be flexible and adaptable when a situation requires it

Detail-oriented with an eye for process streamlining

Excellent time management and organizational skills

Must meet the age requirement as outlined by state cannabis agencies

Able to pass all background checks/fingerprinting as required by state cannabis agencies

Able to provide valid badging/credentials as required by state cannabis agencies


Bachelor’s degree preferred

Equivalent combination of work/education experience accepted

Regulatory experience is preferred


1-3 years compliance experience, ideally in the regulated cannabis industry or another regulated industry, such as pharmaceutical, alcohol, gaming, tobacco, or financial services/insurance/lending

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to recall relevant laws and regulations whenever needed

Problem Solving

Cautious and Patient

Investigation skillset

Strong knowledge of Cannabis industry preferred

Direct reports

Working conditions

This person may be exposed to dust, kief, cleaning chemicals, and fumes. Although systems are in place to remove these byproducts, there is still exposure to some degree. This person will be traveling between dispensaries and manufacturing facilities within AYR Wellness.

Physical requirements

Throughout extended periods must be capable of sitting, squatting, standing, kneeling, bending, or walking throughout the workday

Must be capable of working in front of a computer for extended periods of time based on job duties listed above

Occasional lifting, positioning, or moving items up to 50 pounds if relevant to the job duties listed above

Ability to travel

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.

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