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Vice President of Operations

Location : Arcata, CA
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : VN03
Hours : Full Time
Required Education : Bachelorís or postgraduate degree a must
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Cannabis
Job Category : Operations Management

Job Description :
We are seeking an experienced cannabis professional with a demonstrated track record in operations with depth of knowledge in cultivation, extraction, logistics, and compliance at an established cannabis company to manage the company’s day to day operations in Humboldt County, California. This position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee day to day operations in the extraction lab, genetics lab, distribution center, and cultivation sites

  • Collaborate with the COO and Head of Supply Chain on cultivation and extraction planning, product allocations, data analysis, QC, and logistics

  • Collaborate with the lead cultivators to ensure operational efficiency, production consistency, timely planting, harvesting, and transportation

  • Oversee the Company’s northern CA payroll in all departments, including hiring and firing with oversight from the Executive Team

  • Collaborate with the Company’s Head of Compliance to ensure above board compliant operations

  • Manage all vendor and 3rd party relationships, including contract negotiation and execution

  • Assist in creating budgets with the Company’s Executive and Finance teams. This includes cash management responsibilities

  • Following through on tasks as assigned by the COO and CEO to achieve the company’s strategic objectives


Required Qualifications :

About the Ideal Candidate


Minimum Experience Required:


  • Bachelor’s or postgraduate degree a must

  • At least 2 years experience in the regulated cannabis industry. Broader cannabis experience a plus.

  • Outstanding organizational, planning skills and task management skills; Must be flexible, resilient, intensely persistent, determined and able to keep focus in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment

  • Task oriented with excellent time management skills, follow-through, and ability to prioritize a diverse body of work

  • Material experience leading teams of people where every individual on the team does not report directly to you and holding direct reports accountable to clearly defined expectations and objectives

  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and the ability to manage adversity with poise

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint) are required


Salary and benefits


  • Work authorization/security clearance required. The company is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Competitive base with a strong incentive package commensurate with the candidate’s experience

  • Executive level health, vision, and dental coverage

  • Discounted cannabis products and related perks

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