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Director of Laboratories

Processing | Capitol Heights, MD | 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.  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. 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.

Our well-established company is growing rapidly and adding to our team of professionals and specialists.  Our employees receive medical, dental, and leave benefits as part of our highly competitive compensation package. 

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 role may be based in either Massachusetts or Maryland.

  • The Director of Laboratories is responsible for ensuring that operations within the laboratories and kitchens across multiple states and locations produce consistently high-quality products, maintain institutional efficiency in extraction and fabrication.  This position leads a group of highly trained Laboratory Managers, coordinates closely with cultivation and marketing, and acts as a point of contact for partnerships. 

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: VERY LABOR INTENSIVE. Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 75 pounds (125 pounds with assistance), may include walking or standing for extended periods of time, as well as stooping, bending over and/or crouching. Moderate to loud exposure to noise level. Warehouse environment with artificial light.

    Extensive travel via car, train, airplane.

About You

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

 Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum bachelor’s Degree in related science and 7 years of direct supervisory experience

  • Broad knowledge of cannabis production and packaging preferred

  • General knowledge of laboratory quality management

  • Experience in large scale manufacturing/lab environment

  • Participation in building/launching labs a plus

  • Vendor and supply chain experience

  • Experience creating and implementing SOP

  • Budgeting, planning, and organizational skills are essential

  • Proven organizational agility and time management skills required for daily work balancing and project related work

  • Practical problem-solving skills

  • Positive outlook with the ability to adapt to a changing environment

  • Willing and able to undertake significant travel

Technological Skills:

•     Possess competent computer skills and be able to enter and maintain data accurately

•     Experience effectively using computer systems, software, and hardware common to             laboratories recordkeeping procedures


  • Linear and action -orientated

  • Problem Solving/Analysis

  • Ethical Conduct

  • Communication Proficiency

  • Learning Orientation

  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility

  • Collaboration Skills

  • Reliability

  • Attention to Detail & Deadlines

  • Confidentiality

  • Organized