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Head of Nutraceutical Operations

1906

1906

Operations
Remote
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Say hello to 1906, The Precision Edible.

Plant medicine to help you CHILL out, be in bed before MIDNIGHT, get up and GO, become a GENIUS, find your BLISS, fall in LOVE, and BUMP up any experience. 1906 was named for the year the Wiley Act was passed - the last time cannabis was widely available as a medicine for everyone.

Since launching in 2016, we’ve quickly advanced from a start-up in Colorado to a leading multi-state brand. 1906 is simply the most innovative brand in cannabis. and a major challenger in the wellness space. Our company has been touted by media, industry watchers, and consumers as one of the most exciting brands in the space.

In the last three years we have: quintupled revenue, created a new category of cannabis consumption with our swallowable pill format of 1906 Drops, created the world’s first edible for cognitive focus, and expanded to multiple markets across the country. We are currently seeking long-term, committed and enthusiastic team members to grow with us.

1906 is dedicated to building a diverse team, and committed to promoting equity among people of color, particularly Black, African American, Hispanic, Latinix, Indigenous people, Women, Veterans, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people. Members of these groups are strongly encouraged to apply!

1906 is seeking a Head of Nutraceutical Operations. This position is a remote position with up to 50% travel as needed.

1906 New Highs is an innovative multi-state operator (MSO) in the fast-growing cannabis edibles industry. We produce, then license our suite of experience-focused, plant-based edibles (drops, beans, and chocolate peanut butter cups) to licensee partners in seven states: Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.

As Head of Nutraceutical Operations, you should have a deep knowledge of manufacturing procedures, and manufacturing systems, and familiarity with regulatory and Standard Operating Procedures. Considerable experience in tableting, granulation, milling, compression, and encapsulation in a nutraceutical environment is essential. The Head of Nutraceutical Operations should be knowledgeable and apply GMP standards and SOP requirements, to manage production records accurately. Demonstrated ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedures.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies and applicable laws for all direct reports. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work, coaching, and appraising performance, training, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
  • Monitor production teams’ batch production to ensure documentation is correct; product meets batch requirements, BOM is correct; tablets meet target weights, and complete documentation and mathematical calculations without error.
  • Complete and maintain all required paperwork and documents, including standard operating procedures (SOPs), and other regulatory
  • Strong commitment and established track record of processes improvement
  • Proven track record of improved results in the areas of quality, safety, service, and cost

QUALITY

  • Inspect equipment and products to verify that all products are produced within specifications using the predetermined quality parameters.
  • Responsible for improving working conditions, throughput, morale, quality of the product, and production efficiencies by monitoring and reorganizing staffing based on production needs
  • Analyze and resolve problems, assisting the production team in solving production-related issues.
  • Oversee, maintain, and exceed sanitation standards to meet all regulatory, company, and customer requirements.

PRODUCTIVITY AND PLANNING

  • Set daily workload schedules that will efficiently manage the department while working closely with all internal departments to ensure all product and equipment needs are met on time.
  • Maintain and inventory all parts, supplies, and equipment used in all aspects of the position’s responsibility.
  • Coordinate activities between shifts and ensure timely startups and shutdowns of the production processes.
  • Assures adherence to daily production
  • Assists with the acquisition of ingredients, inventory, costs, and pricing to ensure effective operations.
  • Responsible for material flow and material usage in the assigned area.
  • Inform senior management about potential bottlenecks and underachievement.
  • Monitor and improve overall equipment
  • Work with relevant departments to ensure ingredients and finished products are received and shipped as scheduled.
  • Complete daily/period end cycle counts and maintain an accurate inventory.
  • Responsible for start-up, safe operation, changeover, shut down, and preventative maintenance of assigned production equipment.
  • Report production activity and results daily/ weekly/monthly to Senior Management
  • Interprets company policies and regulations to administer coaching, corrective action, and training through the certification process.
  • Hire and train employees to operate and maintain all equipment ensuring safety, quality, and efficiency.
  • Develop and evaluate production employees including technical abilities and operational effectiveness and provide annual performance evaluations for all employees.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in food/pharmaceutical/ nutraceutical processing operations, FDA-regulated industry, or a combination of experience, education, and training that provides the level of knowledge, skills, and experience needed to successfully perform the job.
  • Excellent math skills
  • Ability to read and comprehend SOPs, Batch Records, and training documents.
  • Mechanically inclined candidates are preferred
  • Must be able to travel, up to 50%
  • Must have flexibility with work schedule including evenings and weekends when necessary
  • BA/BS preferred and 5+ years of hands-on, management experience within a nutraceutical or pharmaceutical environment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • BA/BS preferred and 5+ years of hands-on, management experience within a nutraceutical or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Experience and working knowledge of production equipment, scheduling, and inventory
  • Willingness and ability to resolve problems and jump right in to help. Must demonstrate the ability to resolve issues in a timely, organized, and cost-efficient manner.
  • A startup mentality is a must
  • Excellent problem-solving, math, and analytical skills
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proactive, self-directed independent worker, with self-confidence
  • Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot problems daily. Ability to manage time and prioritize work as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate people and develop employee skills.
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Knowledge of food sanitation processes, procedures, and standards such as ServSafe
  • HACCP trained a plus
  • Strong vendor relations experience is preferred
  • Proven ability to effect change, identify opportunities, research solutions, request resources, sustain results, and share learnings

TOTAL REWARDS:

  • $165,000+ (dependent on experience), plus annual bonus based on performance.
  • Unlimited PTO with Manager Approval
  • 100% employer paid medical insurance for employees
  • Dental and Vision benefit options
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident Insurance Options
  • 401k With Company Match
  • TELEHEALTH for Employee and Dependents
  • Unlimited growth potential in one of the fastest growing industries! Cannabis is expected to hit $100 Billion in sales by 2030.

1906 is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.