VP of Operations

Vangst is working with a start-up company engaged in the cultivation and manufacture of cannabis products located 30 mins from Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Operations Director / Manager will be responsible for handling back-of-house business operations, managing HR, logistics, compliance, and general operational excellence. This role will collaborate with cultivation and extraction leadership.


Continually focuses on achieving profitability through effective management of each department’s activities within the assigned area, including revenue generation, cost control, internal control, employee training, safety standards, cannabis business compliance. Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting financial data and work to maximize revenue and reduce costs. Proactive communication with the Executive Staff to ensure smooth operations and transparency with the executive team. Manage the day-to-day business operation; make tough, but consistent decisions for the overall progression of the business. Successfully recruit and attract top talent; continuously train, mentor, and coach the management staff to ensure productivity, efficiency and growth for all employees. Mediate conflict, address complex issues, and make decisions in high-pressure situations. Strong financial and analytical skills, prior experience developing and managing budgets and overseeing business functions such as HR, Accounting, Finance, Marketing etc. Cannabis industry experience required. Have working knowledge of all laws, regulations for Michigan and operating procedures related to medical & recreational cannabis for all business operations. Knowledge of process improvement, SOP’s, KPI’s, and Production reporting is a must. Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills; Solid written and verbal communication. Must be able to roll up sleeves and fill in any positions when needed. Ability and willingness to work a full-time schedule, including availability on evenings, weekends, and holidays. Incentive compensation bonus structure related to performance.

Physical Requirements

No description provided.

Working Environment

No description provided.


Experience at a startup or high growth company preferred.


No description provided.

About Vangst Recruiting

Vangst is here to help companies in Cannabis find their next unicorn. On this page, you'll find roles we're actively working to fill on behalf of those companies. For more information about Vangst, or to view roles we're hiring for internally, visit our Vangst profile: https://vangst.com/companies/vangst.

Apply for this position