Director of Operations

Job Description

Posted on: 
May 25, 2022

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) ("Curaleaf") is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise, and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select provide industry-leading service, product selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. In the United States, Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 123 dispensaries, 25 cultivation sites, and over 30 processing sites, and employs over 5,000 team members. Curaleaf International is the leading vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction, and production. Home | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

Our corporate social responsibility is Rooted In Good Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Social Equity + Sustainability Social Responsibility | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence We believe in taking corporate and social responsibility very seriously, from our educational outreach to national partnerships, state-wide initiatives and local causes. Giving back to the communities where we operate is important to us, and helps to change old attitudes by showing the positive impact of cannabis in creating jobs, changing lives, and helping local communities.

We educate. We advocate. We give.

The Director of Operations will be responsible for directing all extracting, packaging, manufacturing and logistics activities to assure that Curaleaf delivers high quality products while maintaining the most efficient product cost structure. The Director of Operations is accountable for meeting production demand that supports Corporate top line while improving efficiency to bottom line growth. This position is responsible for all day-to-day operations, including purchasing, production planning, manufacturing and shipping of quality products with continuous quality and process improvements to ensure attainment of operational goals, tactics, and priorities that drive business results with a focus on quality.


  • Maintain a strong presence in associated facilities to effectively coach and support operations teams
  • Ensure manufacturing environments are brand appropriate (i.e. positive, reassuring, energetic, encouraging, educational and welcoming)
  • Ensure operational priorities, processes and procedures are communicated and understood
  • Assure the cost-effective manufacturing of quality pharma-grade product
  • Responsible for and working closely with the Director of Cultivation, State Presidents, and Director of Dispensaries, in the planning of all capital improvement projects
  • Communicate often and effectively cross-functionally to continually educate manufacturing crew regarding product knowledge and brand initiatives
  • Partner with Compliance Team to monitor and maintain proper manufacturing compliance controls with all federal/state regulations
  • Supervisor of Plant Managers with more than 1 facility in a state
  • Responsible for the Trim & Pack function
  • Review & manage any additional packaging areas when needed
  • Extraction-responsible for ensuring quality and quantity of finished product
  • Responsible for any additional Manufacturing that occur within the facility (kitchens, etc.), SQF and food safety experience necessary
  • Understanding of common Warehousing tools and how to use lean methodology to increase space for product
  • Distribution (for 3rd party sellers, retail)-experience with selecting, partnering and managing these vendors
  • Customer Service-provide a high level of customer service both internally and externally
  • Supply Chain (specifically sales and operations planning)
  • Facilities-maintenance and capital project management
  • Ensure Quality in all functional areas
  • MRP Coordinator (responsible for state-level purchasing)


  • A high-touch, credible, visible leader who could establish instant credibility and inspire the team
  • Demonstrated track record in team building and driving operational efficiencies
  • 5+ years' experience in manufacturing or logistics
  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field required
  • Outstanding people skills, organizational skills and a passionate leadership style
  • Start-up experience, a plus
  • Lean/Six Sigma methodology preferred
  • Retail/CPG experience highly preferred
  • Team player with the ability to gain consensus through collaboration and open dialogue
  • A sense of urgency, high energy, and hands-on approach
  • Experience in the cannabis industry not required, but a plus
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Current Driver's license required
  • Subject to background check per state cannabis requirements

Curaleaf is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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