Operations Manager at Cresco Labs | Powderkeg


Cresco Labs is one of the largest public, vertically integrated, multistate operators in the cannabis industry. Our portfolio of in-house cultivated and manufactured brands features some of the highest quality, most awarded and most popular cannabis products in America. With dozens of locations nationwide, our owned and operated Sunnyside® dispensaries provide a welcoming, positive, judgement-free place to shop for anyone at any point on their cannabis journey.

Founded in 2013, Cresco Labs’ mission is to normalize and professionalize cannabis through our passionate employees. As stewards of the cannabis industry, our teams are constantly focused on supporting the needs of our fellow colleagues, consumers, customers, and communities alike. With a focus on Social Equity and Educational Development, our SEEDTM initiative ensures that our company reflects the communities in which we serve, ensuring equal opportunity for all to have the knowledge and resources to work in and own businesses in cannabis.

At Cresco Labs, we aim to revolutionize and lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on quality and consistency of product, and to bring legitimacy to the industry with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

If you’re interested in joining our mission, click the below links to join our team today!


At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.


The Operations Manager is responsible for the operational activities of multiple cross-functional departments within the facility. More specifically, this position is directly responsible for the sites Materials, Laboratory, Extraction, Food Production, and Packaging departments.

The Operations Manager will report directly into the Facility Director and be directly accountable for driving consistent delivery of cross-departmental goals through key metrics such as schedule adherence and cycle time and promoting a culture of continuous improvement where employees and staff are empowered to elicit changes improving the company’s bottom line.


  • Improves efficiency of operations by driving key cross-functional KPIs
  • Lead operational management teams by making data driven decisions that maximize Cresco’s shareholder value through support of financial latest estimates (LE), ensuring compliance to the corporate COE initiatives, and driving cross-departmental efficiencies
  • Partners with corporate counterparts in S&OP, Quality, Security, Safety, HR, and Compliance to ensure facilities are maintained to state regulatory, OSHA, and Cresco quality and HR standards
  • Evaluates and implements new strategies to improve the efficiencies between Operations and Supply Chain, Sales, IT, HR & S&OP
  • Leads meetings with the management team to discuss supply/demand, new projects, and upcoming information
  • Report and share information with the VP of Operations, and S&OP to ensure they are kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and important factors influencing the operations
  • Manages the overall welfare of the team through training, coaching, and leading by example:
    • Address company policy violations and work in conjunction with HR and direct managers to administer disciplinary action
    • Approve/deny internal costs and reimbursements
    • Actively seeks out opportunities to train employees on new technology/industry trends


  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Business Management, or related field (preferred); Master's degree, a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years in Management with experience running large, complex cross-functional organizations
  • Experience in a warehouse setting, production line environment, GMP/SQF/OSHA/ISO; cannabis industry experience, a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to provide clear direction, to manage and track progress, and communicate outcomes
  • Experience leading an organization in a highly regulated environment
  • Effective solutions-based attitude and team-focused management style
  • Strong ability to multitask and work through constant interruption in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable in a start-up environment- willingness and interest to roll up sleeves
  • Proven experience in creating systems and processes
  • Proficient in all Office Suites (Google, Microsoft Office) and ability to learn seed-to-sale tracking system


Cresco Labs is proud to offer eligible employees a robust offering of benefits including, major medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(K)-match program, FSA/HSA programs, LTD/STD options, life insurance and AD&D. We also offer eligible employees paid holidays and paid time off. Other rewards may include annual discretionary bonuses, stock options as well as participation in our employee discount program. Benefits eligibility for permanent positions may vary by full-time or part-time roles, location, or position.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) Notice to Applicants:
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Notice](https://www.sunnyside.shop/california-employee-privacy-notice)[ ](https://www.crescolabs.com/california-employee-privacy-notice/)(“CA Privacy Notice”) regarding Sunnyside* and its affiliate Cresco Labs’ policies pertaining to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. This CA Privacy Notice supplements the information contained in the Sunnyside* Privacy Policy and applies to California resident employees and job applicants. Applicants with disabilities may access this notice in an alternative format by contacting CCPAnotice@crescolabs.com

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Operations Manager
  • Company
    Cresco Labs
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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