Seeking a Start-up Operations Manager in Whitby, Ontario

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For this week’s Job of the Week, Cannabis At Work is recruiting for a Start-Up Operations Manager in Whitby, Ontario.

Cannabis At Work’s client is a licensed analytical testing laboratory that supports cannabis home and hobby growers with testing for potency, terpenes, and contaminants. The Operations Manager will work closely with the CEO to manage start-up, administration, finance and fundraising, and laboratory operations. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with the CEO, lead a diverse set of projects needed for business start-up, and contribute to the commercialization road map.
  • Identify and implement business systems. 
  • Oversee the set-up and operationalization of the testing laboratory.
  • Implement accounting systems and oversee bookkeeping. 
  • Plan and manage the budget, track actuals vs. budget, identify and implement cost-saving opportunities.
  • Manage business administration. 
  • Assist the CEO with executing sales and marketing strategies.
  • Develop and manage relationships with the suppliers, partners, and cross-functional teams to ensure deliverables are met on time and within scope. 
  • Assist with hiring and managing a team. 
  • Ensure operational compliance with the Cannabis Act and other relevant legislation. 
  • Establish and implement effective reporting to keep project stakeholders and senior management informed on key project metrics.
  • Maintain product and market leadership, and keep abreast of market trends to identify new product opportunities.

Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years in operations management. 
  • Project management experience required. 
  • Experience in analytical testing is an asset. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and often ambiguous environment.
  • Post-secondary education in business or equivalent. 
  • Demonstrated ability to support a CEO/Founder in achieving their vision.
  • Preference to work with a small agile team. 
  • A passion for cannabis. 

See the full listing and connect with the Cannabis At Work team about this position.


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