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VP of Manufacturing

Operations | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description

710 Labs is a growing cannabis company with multi-state expansion plans. 710 Labs is renowned for offering only connoisseur level products grown entirely in-house, taking sometimes absurd extra steps unheard of in an industry of fast commodity. Innovation is at our core, from cultivating talent and culture to leading the industry in education. Join our fast-growing team.


  • Reports directly to the COO

  • Oversee extraction, packaging, fulfillment, maintenance and all facility activities as well as the senior level managers and supervisors in charge of these areas

  • Provide successful leadership and positive employee relations through appropriate coaching, counseling, direction and resolution with managers, supervisors and all employees on site

  • Oversee the expansion of our California facilities, creating sustainable and scalable processes to be replicated in other markets 

  • Manage the facility’s P&L budget  

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, motivate and lead a large team while maximizing their potential to achieve operational excellence and exceptional revenue and profits

  • Hire, train, and retain additional key management members to support and assist with labor planning, scheduling, along with the coordination of critical business functions, such as labor management, facility management, safety programs, and licensing compliance

  • Manage and report on all key operational processes, financial budget, and key performance indicators

  • Implement data-driven tools to monitor KPI’s and support data-driven decision making

  • Research, design and implement best in class equipment, automation and other capital improvements to drive efficiency at scale 

  • Documentation, implementation, and constant refinement of SOPs that will continue to shape the operation and its scalability

  • Directly contribute to create/enhance high performance organization with culture of excellence and continuous improvement

  • Identify, recommend and implement changes to improve productivity and reduce cost

  • Identify, communicate and drive implementations of capital investments and improvement projects

  • Develops and implements operational objectives, goals, and specific strategies required to support and achieve the strategic outcomes (capital equipment/replacement/maintenance)

  • Integrate Microsoft Dynamics ERP into manufacturing operations to help identify process improvements

  • Coach, mentor and train team members on improvement tools such as: Lean Thinking, 5S and Lean & Waste elimination approaches

  • Manage all regulatory compliance and ensure a safe, secure, and productive work environment

Who You Are

  • 5-10 years of experience managing a large scale production facility 

  • Extremely detailed oriented and organized with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks

  • Proven expertise in operations management, team management, lean manufacturing principles, strategic and business planning methods, project planning and coordination

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing, and challenging environment

  • Previous leadership experience including hiring, coaching and mentoring

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence

  • Experience building out new facilities and scaling existing footprints to meet the needs of a rapidly scaling business 

The Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.