Corporate Sanitation Manager

Location: Culver City, California
Date Posted: 13-09-2018

Our Story

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.

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 Vice President of Quality, the Corporate Sanitation Manager  leads, maintains, and continuously improves the sanitation program at all MedMen cultivation, processing, and manufacturing locations. This individual is responsible for ensuring that sanitation is integrated into the facility and the equipment design. He/she  develops and maintains company-wide sanitation practices, policies, and procedures that comply with regulatory and state requirements, and ensures the hygienic production of cannabis and cannabis-containing products.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a Sanitary Design Program for existing, modified, or new production lines, processes, facilities, and equipment.
  • Lead the Sanitation Network team to ensure members are kept up-to-date and that continuous improvement projects are shared and standardized.
  • Provide technical expertise on the resolution of product safety and product quality issues related to sanitation. Develop and implement corrective and preventative actions to address these issues.
  • Work closely with project teams, corporate design, and construction to incorporate sanitary design principles. Begin with the design phase and follow through all steps to ensure these principles are maintained throughout the installation and operation of equipment.
  • Direct the validation and verification activities for all sanitation (CIP, COP, manual, or other) systems.
  • Perform annual sanitation assessments at all facilities, according to documented corporate quality directives ,and assist the plants with compliance and improvements, as needed.
  • Build strong relationships with chemical vendors for sanitation processes that ensure excellence in service and timely technical support.
  • Take responsibility for approved sanitation and pest control chemicals in all MedMen facilities. [not sure what this means…]
  • Create a sanitary conditions review [review process? document? program?]for all facilities.
  • Outline minimum requirements for effective sanitaton systems.
  • Recommend necessary chemistry for all processing activities, including concentrations, methods, and verification to ensure sanitation requirements are met.
  • Train personnel in proper chemical safety awareness and titration (or other verification) processes.
  • Define new and update existing corporate sanitation policies and standards.
  • Recommend and implement changes and improvements to sanitation practices.
  • Work with R&D to assess novel sanitation technologies that improve product safety, quality, throughput, and costs.


Competencies 
  • Ability to work collaboratively  with diverse groups.
  • Experience with new plant startups, sanitation standards, Integrated Pest Management systems, and related facility needs.
  • Willingness to coach and monitor Quality and Plant personnel in sanitation related best practices, providing training, coaching, and auditing, when necessary.
  • Ability to  accurately  and thoroughly communicate the results of sanitation assessments, mitigation strategies, and sanitation related validation results.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with 3A Sanitary Design Standards.


Travel
This position requires extended assignments in varied locations (at least 50% travel).
 
Required Education and Experience
  • Master’s in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or Food Science.
  • Understanding of microbial control processes, and experience with food safety mitigation strategies through risk assessment.
  • Vast knowledge of sanitation systems with 5+ years of experience in Sanitation in an FDA, USDA, or other regulated environment.
  • Hands-on leadership style.  
  • Experience with HAZCOM and sanitation processes in manufacturing locations.


Preferred Education and Experience
  • 8+ years of directly related experience, with 5+ years of sanitation experience in an FDA regulated environment.
  • Familiarity with 3A Sanitary Design Standards preferred.
 


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