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Regional Compliance Manager

Compliance | Michigan | 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:

The Regional Compliance Manager, will manage compliance activities across our western region markets. They will coordinate the development and revision of SOPs and ensure compliance with all plans, policies, and procedures in the region. Additionally, The Manager will ensure that analysis and assessments, recommendations, and changes to policies, procedures, forms, programs, systems, and training materials are accurate, align with the corporate vision, and are compliant and efficient. This includes business process, data, risk, and regulatory analysis, drafting and editing documents and reports, corrective action and communication planning, and project management for implementation within and across departments and support offices across the corporation. The Regional Compliance Manager position reports directly to the National Director of Compliance.  

  • Oversee development and implementation of compliant SOPs and related forms, templates, and training materials. 

  • Manage the work of Compliance Program Manager/s and coach teams developing and implementing SOPs, trainings, and plans.  

  • Anticipate and manage business risk and concurrent projects with multiple workgroups in a fast-paced environment, 

  • Consult with all levels of staff about business practices, plans and SOPs, regulatory requirements and other mandates 

  • Use risk, cost, and data analysis to inform efficient practice changes that harmonize mandates with the vision of the organization.   

  • Create documents to share recommendations with management staff for decision-making and implementation   

  • Structure corporate-wide compliance meetings  

  • Develop and maintain relationships within and across departments and facilities as a trusted advisor 

  • Ensure library of corporate and state level SOP’s, forms, and regulatory requirements etc. are maintained accurately in an electronic document management system.  

  • Make site visits to assist with assessment, development, and/or implementation. 

  • Monitor and report compliance inconsistencies to the National Director of Compliance with recommendations for implementing needed changes.  

  • Foster a workplace that upholds Holistic Industries’ aim to be the Best Place to Work, Shop and Invest in Cannabis. 

  • Be able to travel up to 30% to perform duties.

  • Physical Requirements of the Job: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform reaching, 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. May include periods of moderate to loud noise levels. 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: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree 

  • At least two years of cannabis industry experience is required; experience in more than one setting (admin, retail, cultivation, lab, HR, IT, marketing, government, etc.) is preferred  

  • At least three years of compliance, regulatory, audit, or risk experience is required 

Required Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Strong business process analysis and risk identification skills 

  • Strong conceptual and problem-solving ability 

  • Must be able to read, comprehend, and interpret applicable state and local laws and regulations and Company standard operating procedures 

  • Outstanding organizational skills 

  • Diligent with great attention to detail 

  • Strong project management and organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines 

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a variety of disciplines and personality types 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including facilitation, negotiation, presentation, and influence. 

  • Ability to draft different document types with varying levels of complexity, tailor information for the audience, and manipulate & interpret data to inform recommendations 

  • Strength-based (non-punitive) approach 

  • Must demonstrate a professional demeanor, strong ethics, and sound judgment 

  • Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics. 

  • Demonstrated practice of constructive problem-solving and the confidence to challenge and be challenged to achieve the best strategies and solutions. 

  • A dependable team player with business maturity, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. 

  • Must maintain an extremely high degree of confidentiality in all areas. 

  • Willingness to work some weekends and evenings as needed. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically, Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, and SharePoint 

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment