Marijuana Infused Product Manager

Marijuana Infused Product Manager
Kara Gardner


The Manager of Manufactured Infused Products in Michigan is responsible for the planning executing, and overseeing all aspect of the functions of the Extraction, Kitchen, MIP R&D and MIP Packaging Departments. Supplying all departments daily needs in terms of leadership, direction and management functions as well as performing extensive research on improving processes while working closely with the compliance and analytics managers on a daily basis.

Essential Duties

  • Oversee all MIP departments in Michigan. (Extractions, Kitchen, R&D, Packaging).
  • Work closely with the MI MIP Compliance Manager to ensure all compliance requirements are met including facilitation the immediate adjustment of practices to accommodate the dynamic changes that regularly occur.
  • Ensuring all management is following company defined protocols.
  • Enforce all company policies/regulations.
  • Performing disciplinary actions when assistance is required by the direct management of the MIP Departmental teams.
  • Manage employees, including hiring and developing, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining, addressing complaints and resolving employee issues.
  • Ensure all team members are performing assigned task to company standards.
  • Plan and carry out the management of daily departmental processes.
  • Maximize department efficiency.
  • Develop and maintain the management of Extraction, Kitchen, R&D and Packaging procedures.
  • Research and develop test ideas with the help of R&D department to improve processes.
  • Project and communicate with Senior Directors regarding future business endeavors.
  • Ensuring that sufficient supplies for Extraction/Kitchen/MIP Packaging are available.
  • Plan and carry out the management of cleaning and safety procedures.
  • Communicate with all departments for product requirement.
  • Communication with all teams regarding all processes.
  • Determine quality of product from each day’s production.
  • Monitor environment and lab safety.
  • Planning and managing schedules for cleaning of all equipment, supplies, and machinery.
  • Executing the management of the daily packaging needs defined by the MIP Analytics and Order Fulfillment Department and directing the MIP packaging team leaders to accomplish this task.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Provide leadership and direction to departmental employees to ensure the effective use and management of systems. Think in terms of operational effectiveness, accessibility, security, and scalability.

Compliance and Reporting:

  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations.
  • Ensure that workflow and work procedures are documented and that appropriate controls and audits are in place to ensure data and processing integrity.

Leadership and Supervision:

  • Manage employees, including hiring and developing, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining, addressing complaints and resolving employee issues.
  • Provide technical leadership and managerial direction to designated employees.
  • Establish initial and ongoing training for employees to ensure an adequate level of understanding regarding guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that individual and team performance meets the Company’s standards of service and quality.
  • Work collaboratively with all the Company’s employees and business partners.
  • Provide effective leadership to employees to ensure a complete understanding of and alignment to the Company’s vision, mission and values to maintain a positive work environment and a high level of morale.

Project Management:

  • Develop and manage projects, including defining project scope, resources and achieving deliverables on time and within budget.


  • Works under the direct supervision of the Senior Manager of MIP, Facility General Manager, and Director of MIP.
  • This person does supervise exempt and non-exempt employees.

Other Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Work Experience:

  • Previous Manufactured Infused Product experience preferred.
  • Previous Facility management preferred.
  • Demonstrated professionalism.
  • Demonstrated success in managing teams.
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws relating to key areas of responsibility.

Proven success in the following job competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Results
  • Communication and Presentation
  • Team Focus and Relationship Building
  • Influencing
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Information and Technology Proficiency
  • Technical Industry and/or Profession Expertise

  Required certificates, licenses, registrations:

    Badge from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency.

Working Conditions

  • Able to use a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Able to move about a typical office, manufacturing, warehouse, or retail environment.
  • Able to perform general office managerial and administrative activities.
  • Able to lift and move up to 30 pounds occasionally.
  • Regular and on-time attendance.
  • Hours regularly exceed 40 hours per week.
  • Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like within the region and to other locations as required.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.