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Kitchen Manager
Posted on 12/28/2022
Joliet, IL, USA
Experience Level
  • , Cresco's national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry's first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry
  • 3 + years of proven experience in production supervision within the food, packaging, contract packaging or manufacturing environment
  • Strong people and supervisory skills including mentoring, coaching, performance, motivating, and directing staff
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and maintain positive relationships with all levels of management
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, procedures and machinery
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
  • Actively participate in the hiring process, employee on-boarding, performance management and corrective action
  • Directly supervise kitchen and packaging agents responsible for operational activities; providing motivation, training and development of production staff
  • Enforce strict compliance to standard operating procedures
  • Maintain a safe work environment at all times
  • Ensure quality objectives are met including regular adherence to GMPs, performance of sanitation audits, food safety checks and product quality checks
  • Actively participate in prevention and correction of quality-related errors. Check and enforce personnel hygiene and safety
  • Monitor manufacturing and implement corrective action planning when needed to meet company objectives
  • Develop production plans to maintain inventory par levels as determined by sales demand
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain to ensure timely delivery of ingredients and packaging materials. Ensure proper logging and storage of all materials
  • Oversee implementation and training for new products, equipment and personnel
  • Recommend and implement efficiency improvements
  • Daily review of achievement targets and report variances during review meetings. Implement action plans to address failures and support continuous improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrate an adequate understanding of production machinery; equipment; processing; blending; extraction; shelf-stable products, quality, and/or other requisite technical knowledge
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of SOPs, MFs, WIs and other company policies
  • Responsible and accountable for quality compliance, production, pack out, and inventory control
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with departments including Supply Chain, Engineering, Quality, Logistics, Facility Management and Operations
Desired Qualifications
  • Confectionery operations is a plus
Cresco Labs

1,001-5,000 employees

Cannabis and medical marijuana
Company Overview
Cresco Labs is on a mission to normalize, professionalize and revolutionize cannabis.