Product Preparation Manager:

The Product Preparation Manager is a critical position that helps maintain the flow of product as it comes from Cultivation and is made ready for Retail sales. The Product Preparation Manager will be responsible for managing cultivation products (various flower grades, trim, kief) through the product pipeline (packaging, pre-rolls, in-house extraction, third-party extraction, CDP production, etc.) based on demand. As the Product Preparation Manager, you will manage oversee a staff of employees responsible for packaging, extraction and CDP production (i.e., “Cannabis Derived Products” such as edibles). This will require close collaboration with the Cultivation, Retail and Marketing departments. In addition, you may have to work with third-parties such as cannabis manufacturers and/or flower wholesalers. The ideal Product Preparation Manager will possess the following qualities:

  • An ability to lead and manage employees;
  • An understanding of the importance of compliance and a demonstrated ability to adhere to policy and procedure;
  • Strong communication abilities; and,
  • An ability to prioritize and manage many different various tasks/projects.

The ideal candidate will have project management experience as well as good understanding of how to manage both people and a product pipeline. Likewise, good written and verbal communication skills are essential. In order to successfully work with colleagues on the implementation of plans and to be able to evaluate various data tracking measures, you will need to have a solid understanding of Microsoft Excel. New Mexico has strict product tracking and content testing standards. Compliance and adherence to procedures and policies is critical. In addition, you will be expected to write and update operating procedures. Being able to manage people and instill a positive company culture is the most important skill for the Product Preparation Manager.


  • Report to Chief Operations Officer.
  • Be professional at all times.
  • Be a leader and champion of company values, mission and culture.
  • Manage employee’s schedules and tasks.
  • Ensure employees have proper training including work, safety, emergency, compliance, etc.
  • Responsible for data tracking and helping to make decisions to improve safety, security and efficiency.
  • Maintain stringent hygiene standards in plant/product environments.
  • Update, create and implement procedures related to product process, security and safety.
  • Prioritize and make recommendations regarding labor, equipment, infrastructure, and supplies based on costs and necessity.
  • Create Excel budgets for supplies, equipment, infrastructure, labor, etc.
  • Update, create and implement schedules that maximize efficiency and yield in Excel.
  • Be familiar with and ensure employees adhere to Company policies and the Law.
  • Responsible for helping to keep Biotrack’s tracking and compliance platform up-to-date.
  • Responsible for assisting with audits and inspections.
  • Identify labor needs, make recommendations and help draft job descriptions.
  • Perform employee evaluations, reviews and any disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Conduct daily meetings with group(s) of employees to ensure productivity.
  • Conduct regular meetings with individual employees to check-in on goal progress.
  • Close collaboration with other managers such as the Cultivation Manager, the Retail District Manager and the Director of Marketing.
  • Presentations of budgets, plans, department needs, ideas, etc.
  • Communication via email.
  • All other responsibilities that are required of the job as specified by COO.

Job Requirements:

  • You must be able to pass a Federal and NM State background check according to the requirements of NMAC
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree preferably in management, math, operations, finance or accounting.
  • 5+ years of management experience of at least 10 employees, ideally with 2+ years of that experience in project management, manufacturing, retail, operations, finance or accounting.
  • Good understanding of both the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as Google Products (i.e., Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.).
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to write an outline of an operating procedure.
  • Experience working with Biotrack or other Enterprise Systems and/or compliance software.
  • Understanding of New Mexico laws or exhibit an ability to learn State laws.
  • Cannabis experience a plus.
  • Experience with compliance responsibilities are a plus.
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and security is a plus.


Disqualifying convictions: Individuals convicted of a felony violation of Section 30-31-20 (trafficking of a controlled substance); 30-31-21 (distributing a controlled substance to a minor); 30-31-22 NMSA 1978 (distributing a controlled substance); or a violation of any equivalent federal statute or equivalent statute from any other jurisdiction, shall be prohibited from participating or being associated with either a non-profit producer licensed under this rule, an approved laboratory, an approved manufacturer, or an approved courier. If an individual has been convicted of a felony violation of the NM Controlled Substances Act other than Sections 30-31-20 through 30-31-22 NMSA 1978, or has been convicted of any equivalent federal statute or equivalent statute from any other jurisdiction, and the final completion of the entirety of the associated sentence of such conviction has been less than five years from the date of the individual’s anticipated association with the production facility, then the individual shall be prohibited from serving on the board of a licensed non-profit producer, or working for the licensed producer, or approved entity. An individual who is disqualified shall be notified of his or her disqualification. If an individual has been convicted of more than one felony violation of the above-cited sections of the NM Controlled Substances Act or an equivalent federal statute or equivalent statute from any other jurisdiction, the individual shall be notified that he or she is permanently prohibited from participating or being associated with a licensed non-profit producer, approved manufacturer, approved laboratory, or approved courier. Any violation of this subsection shall result in the immediate revocation of any privilege granted under this rule and the act.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • management: 5 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Job Location:

  • Santa Fe, NM

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