Chief Operating Officer Posted By: Admin    2015-Jun-03

Green Man Cannabis is actively recruiting a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead its award-winning, Denver-based business. The role of COO of Green Man Cannabis is exciting and unique. The legal marijuana industry is young, allowing for plenty of room for true leaders to come in and set its rules and write its future. This situation also calls for a professional who values hard work, time, dedication, and patience. This is not a role for the faint of heart, but rather for business leaders who truly enjoy living and breathing the successes and failures of a business, who is seeking an opportunity to join a business that is on the edge of becoming the next big thing.

Green Man Cannabis is a true leader in Colorado’s legal marijuana industry. Established in 2009, the business consists of two grow facilities, two dispensaries, medical and recreational licenses, and a trophy shelf stock full of recognitions from the industry that serve as testimony to our hard work and determination. As four-time winners of the High Times Cannabis Cup – the most esteemed award for product excellence in the industry – we are a well-established, reputable brand with a team of hard working individuals who are excited to take our brand and business to the next level. As we continue to evolve, the role of COO will be pivotal. We’re looking for a special someone to join us as COO of this operation who will bring a unique business background and personality to our team.

If you’ve got passion and drive for business, and like to dream big, we want to talk to you.

So let’s look at the role itself:

The COO will report to report to the founder and CEO of GMC, and will lead all internal operations. Responsibilities include:

  • Work in partnership with the Founder and Board of Directors to create a strategic two-year plan. Oversee implementation of new processes and approaches necessary to achieve it.
  • Serve as the internal leader of the organization, and liaison between the staff and the Board of Directors:
  • Coordinate the annual operations plan and budget
  • Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization
  • Provide for all staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence; bridge retail, grow and corporate operations and support an open-door policy among all staff
  • Lead and manage the organization's management team, who have the following responsibilities:
  • Site Development
  • Build sales infrastructures within grow and retail locations
  • Generate sufficient revenue to cover all operational costs
  • Increase overall revenue and generate
  • Identify growth opportunities and priorities
  • Communicate the branded message internally and externally
  • Program
  • Increase key impact measurements
  • Ensure that all employees are trained under the same guidelines
  • Develop curriculum, tools, and training that meet compliance guidelines
  • Finance, Technology, and Human Resources
  • Produce and implement a balanced metric throughout the organization
  • Cultivate the values of GMC within the organization
  • Instill a human capital development and "coaching" culture within GMC; upgrade human resources functions including: training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting
  • Develop an accounting system that provides the organization with quick access to financial information and enables strategic budgeting
  • Analyze the current technology infrastructure and scope out the next level of information technology and financial systems that support the growth of specific programs and the organization overall

Key Qualifications
As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of Green Man Cannabis and be driven by the mission. The candidate should demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground to lead social change. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate that has proven experience in scaling a multi-site organization and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a driven, bright, diverse team.

The successful candidate will most likely have had management experience with a for-profit organization. As noted, this is an organization driven by the values of its people, so experience in managing a "values- driven" organization will be highly prized. Additional requirements are:

Results: Proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; high level of business acumen, including successful P&L management and the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness

Strategic Vision and Agility: Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan

Capacity Building: Ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top- notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly

Leadership and Organization: Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower top- notch leaders from the bottom up, lead from the top down, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed

Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary

General Management: Thorough understanding of finance, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing

Solid Educational Background: Undergraduate degree required; MBA or similar advanced degree highly desired

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a steadily -growing, highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. Green Man Cannabis is prepared to offer a very attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, dental, and vacation benefits.

Required experience:

  • Of C-Level Management, Undergraduate Degree in Buisness Fild, MBA Desired: 4 years

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