Processing 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 Processing Manager is a core member of Cresco's operations leadership team in our facility. This individual will work with the facility leadership team to understand production goals and align that schedule to daily operations within the Processing team. The Processing Manager will also be responsible for coaching and developing existing team members, while also training and onboarding all new hires. This role will play a key part in identifying areas of improvement within the department and ensuring adherence to all policies and regulations put forth by the state and Cresco Labs.


  • All aspects of managing and executing the manufacturing plan to meet specific timelines on a daily, weekly, and monthly horizon including, but not limited to:
    • Coordinate pre-setup of work stations every day before workers arrive to ensure smooth and immediate transition into work tasks
    • Responsible for data collection, tracking and reporting to the Facility Director
    • Weekly labor and task efficiency reports and forward looking labor schedules
  • Daily task management and resolution of day to day issues/problems that may arise, pulling in the Facility Director or other Directors/resources as needed
  • Oversee and manage at minimum, but not limited to the below:
    • Raw Materials
    • Bulk Materials
    • Lab/Concentrates
  • Key point of communication with Harvest Team, Lab Team and Cultivation Team
  • Work with Master Scheduler to schedule and expedite all outbound/inbound transfers using efficient and cost-effective route creation
  • Ensure accurate and timely transfer schedule, raw and bulk goods inventory, and data collection to assist the Facility Director in review and analysis
  • Work with line level employees, Supervisors, and Leads to solicit ideas on how to update/improve processes to be incorporated into SOPs or Work Aids
  • Assist the Facility Director in management of department budget
  • Quarterly and at year-end review of department specific SOPs and processes to ensure accurate, working with the Facility Director to make updates as required
  • Monitor and manage hard goods inventory and work with the Facility Director and Supply Chain department to ensure adequate supply line
  • Work with Facilities Engineer to ensure any issues (equipment, environment, etc.) are immediately communicated, in addition to working to coordinate projects (priority, timelines, etc.) and business as usual maintenance and waste
  • Work with Master Scheduler to continuously advance how Processing can assist and improve operations
  • Monitor and maintain work areas in accordance with relevant regulations and safety codes, compliance as governed by state law
  • Team management and development, including, but not limited to:
    • Development, task standards and expectations, training plan for new tasks and cross training, issue resolution (performance working with Facility Director, intrapersonal working with Human Resources)
    • Accountability against performance standards
    • Develop Supervisors, Leads, and Subject Matter Experts (SME’s)
    • Coordinating with Facility Director and Human Resources to facilitate any hiring, termination, employee issues
    • Comprehensive onboarding and training of all employees


  • 3-4 years experience leading mid-large teams in a manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience successfully coaching and motivating mid-large teams
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to adhere to strict policies and procedure
  • Effective time-management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing, and challenging environment
  • Must be able to sit, stand and do repetitive actions with your hands for long periods of time
  • May be required to lift up to 50 lbs. to torso level


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.

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