Quality Assurance Manager at Cresco Labs | Powderkeg

COMPANY OVERVIEW

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!

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

JOB SUMMARY

Cresco Labs is seeking a Quality Manager to join our facility. As the Quality Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing quality-related activities at the facility associated with incoming inspection, sampling and inspection of finished products, customer complaint investigations, product investigations, and Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) plans. Product families may include cannabis flower, cannabis oil, manufacturing infused products (capsules, vape pens/cartridges, etc...), and food products (chocolate, gummies, etc...). This position will be responsible for ensuring products are being produced in a manner that meets all specifications and brand consistency. You will also lead efforts to identify potential quality risks and work with operations personnel to develop improvement opportunities. The ideal candidate must possess a strong attention to detail and experience working within a highly regulated industry.

CORE JOB DUTIES

  • Responsible for management of site QA staff.
  • Performs finished product sampling and inspection.
  • Performs equipment and product line clearances before production runs.
  • Manages and writes customer complaints and product investigations, helping to assess risk, identify root cause, CAPA plans, and implementing solutions with business partners.
  • Assist with QMS document writing and revisions, including routing and/or approval of change request packages.
  • Inspects packaged orders to ensure correct content and quantities, as deemed necessary.
  • Inspects retain samples and customer return samples, as deemed necessary.
  • Reviews in-process batch documentation, logbooks, test results, and good documentation practices.
  • Discusses issues and concerns directly with line personnel and operations management so any corrections and improvements can be made in a timely manner.
  • Performs reviews and audits as assigned.
  • Collaborates with operational functions to troubleshoot manufacturing and production defects, CAPA, and customer complaints. Provides advice with process improvements to eliminate errors and reduce risk.
  • Consolidates technical information from operations and manufacturing personnel and prepares written investigation and CAPA reports which may be provided to state regulators. Discuss quality-related issues with state regulators, as needed.
  • Monitors compliance to established Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and SQF (Safe Quality Foods) guidance.
  • Facilitates creation of and/or updates to product safety plans or product process parameters.
  • Provides recommendations for product discontinuation, quarantine, destruction, rework, withdrawal/recall to operations and quality management.
  • Conducts all duties in compliance with safety rules, applicable SOPs, and other applicable guidelines.
  • 5-10% travel to other facilities and states to help with new market launches, training, etc.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS

  • Bachelors Degree, 5+ years' experience in a quality role
  • Prior experience in highly regulated industry: healthcare, medical devices, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods (food), cannabis. Highly desirable: FDA, HACCP, SQF experience
  • Prior experience in Quality Assurance or Quality Control function
  • Prior experience with product sampling, inspection procedures, customer complaints, product investigations, and CAPA
  • Prior experience in regulatory agency audits and correspondence.
  • Ability to follow written procedures and monitor others for adherence to written procedures
  • Ability to create or update written procedures with site operations personnel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including writing executive summaries and communicating with senior level operations, quality management team, and regulatory agencies
  • Detail-oriented
  • Utilizes critical thinking to troubleshoot issues, work collaboratively with a team to brainstorm solutions, and implement improvement solutions
  • Manage personnel, including performance management, setting vision, priorities, etc.

BENEFITS

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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:
Please read the [California Employee Privacy

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

Reporting a Scam:

Cresco Labs is aware of fictitious employment offers being circulated from various sources. Many of these schemes consist of an alleged offer of employment with Cresco Labs with the intention of gaining personal information, including payment and/or banking information. Be aware that fraudulent job offers and correspondence may appear legitimate: they may feature a Cresco Labs logo, they may appear to originate from an official- looking email address or web site, or they may be sent by individuals purporting to represent Cresco Labs or an entity which includes the word Cresco Labs in its name.

Please note that Cresco Labs **does not **ask for payment or personal banking information as a condition of employment. Any personal information is requested for payroll or state badging purposes only. Applications can be securely submitted through our career’s pages.

We are working diligently to block this from happening. Beware if an

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If you are in doubt, please contact us at **[Report-a-

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