Vice President, Manufacturing

Canopy Growth | Smiths Falls, ON, Canada

Posted Date 7/28/2022
Description The Company At Canopy Growth, our mission is clear: improve lives, end cannabis prohibition, and strengthen communities. We believe that cannabis can be a force for good. We’re building a consumer-centric organization that is focused on sharing the transformational potential of cannabis with the world. We will achieve this through an innovative and disruptive portfolio of cannabis and hemp-derived products. With millions of square feet of licensed production capacity and operations spanning four continents, Canopy Growth is the world's leading cannabis and hemp company. We recognize that employees are at the core of our success, and we take pride in a corporate culture that emphasizes inclusiveness, collaboration, and diversity. Our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each bringing their own unique skills and talents to the table, working together to continue our incredible momentum of growth. If you are interested in building global challenger brands, scaling a business, and working in a values-driven environment, we want to hear from you! The Opportunity Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Vice President, Manufacturing will own establishing and executing the overall strategic framework for Canopy’s manufacturing, environment, health and safety, engineering and asset management programs, including optimizing manufacturing performance, consistency, yield, cost, product quality and enabling the new product development required to drive growth, enhance margin and gain market share. Responsibilities Evaluate existing manufacturing operations strategy, infrastructure, asset capabilities and capacity, resources, and skillsets within Canopy and build a business plan to develop an industry leading, customer driven advanced manufacturing program. Develop and implement Manufacturing strategy aligned to deliver company plan, maximize effective capacity utilization, ensure consistent, high quality and effective cost management. Establish data-based performance metrics, targets and visual management programs across all manufacturing operations, sub-operations and locations. Establish industry leading Environment, Health and Safety Program and instill a Safety Culture across all teams and sites Enhance gross margins through continuous COGs improvement across manufactured product lines Own Manufacturing P&L, assess financial statements, measure productivity, determine and action cost reduction opportunities Develop and lead Canopy’s engineering and asset management teams. Build the teams and skillset necessary to execute all manufacturing programs with excellence. Establish and instill lean six-sigma continuous improvement mindset across teams. Generate, test and maintain Business Continuity Plans for all critical Manufacturing operations. Partner with Supply Planning and Logistics peers to optimize end to end value chain Work closely with cultivation and plant performance to understand average forecasted yields by cultivar and sourcing & procurement to make sure materials are scheduled to arrive in time for production Coach, lead and mentor direct reports; establish succession planning within the overall operations department Build, implement, monitor and execute an intentional and impactful employee engagement plan in the first 90 days in role. Introduce Voice of Customer into manufacturing operations; through focused partnership with Commercial and Planning teams Build and Deliver functional P&L budget Other duties as assigned. Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or equivalent experience. MBA preferred 10-15 years’ experience working as an operations or supply chain professional in a CPG manufacturing, pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment 10-15 years experience building, developing and leading large multi-site and skill-diverse teams Proven ability to build manufacturing operations and drive significant quality, delivery and cost improvements Demonstrated ability to achieve specific and targeted program results Must be able to communicate effectively; from shopfloor to senior management in a clear, concise, and practical manner Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment Experience managing P&Ls, including unit-based cost analysis and margin enhancement High analytical skills and creative problem-solving skills Ability to collaborate and influence effectively with multiple levels of a matrixed cross-functional organization Other Details This is a full-time role based out of Smiths Falls ON, with a remote work option and a 25-50% travel requirement. We appreciate your interest, and promise to review all applications, but we will only be contacting those who best fit the requirements. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation, please notify your Talent Acquisition Partner. Please note, the chosen applicant will be required to successfully complete background and reference checks.

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