Regional Analytical Laboratory Manager – Eastern US

Location: Eustis, FL
Date Posted: 07-08-2018
About Us

At MedMen, we started our journey in 2010 as a team of two with one big idea and a simple vision; cannabis as a consumer product. It is a simple idea with profound consequences for how marijuana is cultivated, produced and marketed. Quality standards matter, best practices matter, brand reputation matters. Today, MedMen is the most dominant cannabis enterprise in the emerging legal marijuana industry.

Our Story

We started MedMen with a simple vision; cannabis as a consumer product. It is a simple idea with profound consequences for how marijuana is cultivated, produced and marketed. Quality standards matter, best practices matter, brand reputation matters. Today, MedMen is the most dominant cannabis enterprise in the emerging legal marijuana industry.

MedMen is the first turnkey marijuana corporation of its kind and is transforming the way people experience and perceive this previously underground multi-billion-dollar cannabis/wellness industry. At MedMen you'll be inspired, challenged and humbled working with insanely smart and passionate people.


Summary 

Working in collaboration with the senior director of analytics, the regional quality laboratory manager will serve as a subject matter expert and point of contact for the standardization of analytical testing and consistency in the laboratory.
 
The position will support new locations and laboratory build outs, serve as the point of contact for laboratory information management system (LIMS) issues, support ISO 17025 initiatives, and partner with the management team to achieve key performance indicators (KPI). 
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Ensure the laboratories in the Eastern region of the US are meeting goals and manage assigned employees. 
    • Strategically prioritize assignments and assure completion, accuracy, and communication of results in a timely manner.
    • Develop and support a training program for analytical employees. Coach staff in equipment/method troubleshooting.
    • Work to be the Subject Matter Expert in state regulations for any assigned facility and communicate the information to stakeholders. 
  • Under the direction of the senior director of analytics, improve methodology for the quantitation of cannabinoids, terpenoids, pesticides and residual solvents across multiple platforms/instruments that comply with all regulatory, customer and laboratory requirements.
    • Provide analytical support of new product development and establishment of product specifications.
    • Ensure all analytical systems, documentation, results and testing maintain compliance with all applicable state and federal requirements.
    • Work with compliance and quality assurance to ensure accurate analytical information is provided.
  • Lead the buildout and management of analytical laboratories which includes but is not limited to: ensuring current good laboratory practices (cGLP), support of laboratory safety and EHS programs, and partnering with other laboratory managers and the senior director of analytics to continuously improve the processes.
  • Ensure that a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is implemented and compliant with legal and cGLP.
  • In cooperation with the ISO Director, ensure implementation and maintain necessary programs and processes to achieve ISO 17025 compliance and accreditation
  • Work collaboratively with Quality and Manufacturing groups to ensure KPI metrics are achieved.
  • Provide expertise to troubleshoot, maintain and validate analytical instrumentation across all manufacturing and extraction platforms.
 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


Competencies
 
  • Analytical: Ability to systematically gather information from a variety of sources and draw appropriate conclusions with evaluation of alternatives for each alternative.
  • Technical Capacity & Thoroughness: High familiarity with creating, maintaining, and accurately interpreting all analytical data, graphs, and results.
  • Communication Proficiency: Must be able to convey complex information in a way that the audience can accept and understand.
  • Customer Focus: Provide excellent service to all internal and external customers
  • Professionalism: Ability to maintain professional conduct, demeanor, and approach
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable working with medical cannabis and similar products.
  • Must be a team player with an ability to lead and work with multi-functional groups.



Supervisory Responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibilities. 
 

Work Environment

Work is typically carried out in an analytics laboratory. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the laboratory. The employee will be required to wear all appropriate safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, gloves, lab coat, closed toed shoes and, in the plant, a hard hat. Library work is required. An employee in this position works in an environment in which safety, environmental and health concerns may demand constant attention. Strict adherence to corporate and/or plant policies, rules and regulations in these areas is required. 


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
The employee occasionally will work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  


Position Type

This is a full-time position. 


Travel

Travel will include visits to other manufacturing and/or analytical locations within the company. Travel to assist in the setup of new facilities will be required.  
 

Required Education and Experience
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in related scientific field with at least 3 years of regulated laboratory experience 
  • Two years of experience in managing cGLP laboratories.
  • Three years of experience working in an accredited environment (TNI, ISO, NLCP, etc.)



Preferred Education and Experience
 
  • Master’s degree in chemistry and/or a scientific field with at least 3 years of regulated laboratory experience 
  • Analytical experience in the cannabis industry
  • Experience with analytical instrumentation (GC, ICP, and HPLC both with and without MS)



Work Authorization/Security Clearance 

This position does not approve visa requirements, H1-B sponsorship, special clearances, etc. Submittal and clearance of drug and background screening to meet Company Policy expectation.


AAP/EEO Statement

MMMG provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MMMG complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
MMMG expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of MMMG employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
 
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