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Construction Project Manager

Corporate | Virtual Position | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

At Holistic Industries we are building a great place to work, shop and invest in cannabis. Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality, safest cannabis medicine possible. As our name suggests, we care for the whole person. Scaling from a seed of inspiration in 2011, Holistic Industries is now one of the largest and fastest growing private MSOs (Multi-State Operators) in the country. We're able to deliver consistent value to employees, patients, and investors because of the values that drive our work - how we do business and why. We have one of the most seasoned teams in the industry, a budding "Greenhouse of Brands" and a meaningful model of doing well by doing good. Our company develops and offers a wide range of proprietary strains that increase desired cannabinoids such as CBD. These high CBD strains have become our foundation for growing, packaging, and selling the best cannabis in our markets. We are committed to harvesting and crafting industry-leading strains, consumer brands, and medical-grade products based on the most progressive science in the space. Holistic Industries has a unique model and approach that enables it to win licenses, scale operations and introduce national brands successfully in highly regulated markets. The company has proven to be responsible stewards of capital since its inception by sourcing licenses on merit rather than simply acquiring them on the open market. A "GREENHOUSE OF BRANDS" beginning with our flagship retail and wholesale brand, Liberty Cannabis, we continue to prove our ability to launch new brands from scratch and attract noteworthy partners. 

We are deeply and actively committed to the communities we serve; our efforts under Liberty Cannabis Cares are focused on four pillars: Social Equity, Diversity, Community, and Cannabis Literacy. 

Our team includes the nation’s most knowledgeable experts in cultivation and medical dispensing, along with professionals who are top of their fields in medical professions, security, agriculture, real estate, and the legal distribution of other highly controlled substances. We are a team of best-in-class executives and staff from within and outside the industry who share a passion for advancing cannabis products and retail experience at scale.

Our well-established company is growing rapidly and adding to our team of professionals and specialists.  Our employees receive PTO, paid Sick Leave, medical, dental, vision and other leave benefits as part of our highly competitive compensation package. Join us as we build a great place to work, shop, and invest. 

Holistic Industries is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

About the Job:

This purpose of the Project Manager role is to provide support to various members of the Expansion team. It is a dual-focused position. For times when the Property Pursuit arm of the Expansion team is focused on active pursuit in a new market, which is expected to be a minority of the time spent in this role, the Project Manager will be on the ground with the Director and the Manager of Property Pursuit and Management helping to ensure designability and constructability within the confines of the budgets provided by Finance. When not in active property pursuit, which is expected to be the majority of the Project Manager's time, the Project Manager will assist the Director of Project Management as needed in project management of all Liberty Retail and Holistic Industries’ Grow/Processing projects. 

Property Pursuit and Inspection

  • Visit potential locations, during application phase, or post-award, depending on state real estate requirements, to view properties and work with Property Pursuit Team to make real estate decisions

  • Use skills and knowledge in construction and building inspections to look at potential properties with an eye toward budget-friendly constructabilty

  • Use department program documents to ensure designability based on the requirements provided by the organization

  • Assist Director of Property Pursuit and Management and the Coordinator Property Pursuit and Management in the following due diligence items as needed:

    • Properties are zoned according to local guidelines and in accordance with the needs of the Company

    • Customer demographics are desirable and consistent with what we know will produce sales for Retail, and labor demographics allow for proper staffing of Retail, cultivation and processing Operations

    • Properties are chosen to ensure the success of the application, factoring in additional requirements that may increase the chance of a license being awarded

Project Management

  • When not in active Property Pursuit, assist the Director of Project Management in the following as directed:

    • Work with the Director of Project Management to finalize, and continuously update, programmatic documents for design and construction

    • Develop project plans and project schedules for approval

    • Manage the project kick-off and on-boarding and off-boarding process with vendors and subcontractors

    • Meticulously review and edit proposals

    • Develop, track, and drive to completion multiple projects

    • Coordinate work of third-party team members, e.g., contractors, architects, lawyers, etc.

    • Initiate and participate in meetings between Holistic staff and external teams

    • Coordinate the appropriate flow of resources, equipment, and information

    • Assist in budget preparation and procurement management; analyze risks and opportunities, including cost saving strategies

    • Manage internal resources and subcontractors for the execution of projects

    • Negotiate contracts, bids, and/or proposals

    • Promptly handle and communicate any project complications and/or deviations to timelines

    • Conduct quality control inspections

    • Coordinate submitting for and/or obtaining appropriate permits

    • Prevent fines and interruptions by complying with and/or enforcing codes

    • Maintain safe work environment

    • Conduct project reviews and create and communicate detailed reports on project status and completion

    • Update appropriate executive leaders regularly regarding the progress of assigned projects

General

  • Create tools to provide effective and clear communication to all parties involved in process

  • Provide consistent communication and status updates to Expansion team, Operations management, and retail management

  • Work closely with all departments and maintain a culture of collaboration

  • Work closely with Finance and Compliance for insurance transition and contract management

  • Travel for retail pursuit opportunities as needed

  • Physical Requirements of the Job: 

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, lifting, walking, standing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

    • May include walking or standing for extended periods of time, as well as stooping, bending over and/or crouching. Ability to tolerate moderate to loud exposure to noise level. Exposure to long periods of bright lights. Long periods of prolonged use of office equipment including computers and phones.

About You:  

General

  • Due to state regulations, qualified candidates for this position must be at least 21 years of age and able to pass a background check – certain criminal convictions may disqualify candidates based on state medical marijuana licensing regulations.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Communication and implementation experience

  • Well-versed in property inspection and project management with a track record of success seeing large projects through to completion

  • Ability to understand complex regulatory language and ensure compliance

  • Experience speaking at community events and working to answer questions and concerns effectively

Technological Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint, and SmartSheet project management software

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to simultaneously see and address the big picture as well as the finer details is imperative

  • Leadership, including delegation, and the ability to perform well under pressure

  • Proven efficiency and ability to prioritize and manage time and tasks for self and others

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Highly developed interpersonal and internal customer/vendor relationship management skills

  • Professional demeanor, strong work ethic

  • Able to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Ability to initiate and follow through on work independently

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Detail-oriented

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities

  • Proven problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend solutions

  • Sound understanding of the financial principles applicable to effective planning, cost control, and budgeting

  • Strong ethics and sound judgment

  • Decisive, with ability to exercise independent judgment

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain a positive team environment

  • Ability to mentor, train, and provide career path guidance to staff, if applicable