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General Manager, Manufacturing (cannabis)

ISLAND Oakland, CA
  • Posted: 26 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Dental

ISLAND seeks a General Manager to join our growing manufacturing team in Oakland, CA. This role will include travel to our second facility in Santa Rosa (>10%).

As the General Manager of Manufacturing, you will provide leadership and direction to our two plants in areas of responsibility including administration, compliance, production, processing, packaging, scheduling, sanitation, quality, purchasing, and safety.

You will report to and work hand-in-hand with the VP of Production as the liaison between the Plant and other departments including Sales, Distribution, HQ, and State and Federal Regulatory Personnel.


  • Manage and continue to improve the daily operation of the production, maintenance, scheduling, and shipping departments

  • Ensure production and delivery of the highest quality products at the lowest costs, consistent with customer requirements, company plans, and profit objectives

  • Create standard operating procedures (SOPs) when new products or processes are introduced in the manufacturing environment

  • Establish plans, budgets, and KPI’s; allocate resources; review progress and make mid-course corrections

  • Influence and interface with Island’s management team, supervisors, team leads, and hourly employees

  • Communicate with senior management on production, metrics, and team performance

  • Lead and manage direct reports, including the coaching and performance feedback for 4+ salaried managers and 60+ hourly employees

  • Develop staff at both Plants and help them expand their capabilities to work independently and take on new challenges and tasks

  • Partner with sales and marketing to develop and lead the business to ensure customer satisfaction, market share gains, and profitable growth

  • Partner with the compliance team to complete internal and external regulatory audits while maintaining records

  • Ensure the Plant complies with all company policies, procedures, ethical standards and all federal, state and local laws/regulations

Required Education & Experience

  • Must have a High School Diploma with relevant work experience, BA/BS strongly preferred

  • Minimum 7+ years of leadership experience in the manufacturing/production industry

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in a regulated environment with exposure to cGMPs

Preferred Experience & Knowledge

  • LEAN manufacturing experience and/or certification

  • APICS Certified

  • Experience working with high speed manufacturing and converting machinery

  • Cannabis industry expertise a plus


  • Strong communicator who has experience working cross-functionally with teams across a wide range of levels in multiple locations

  • Ability to manage time and prioritize workflow, which will differ from day to day

  • Technology expert with experience using multiple inventory management systems, Microsoft Office (with a focus on Excel), and G-Suite

  • Experience and success in people management, with a focus on building a positive environment and a continuous improvement focused culture

  • Exceptionally organized with a high level of integrity

  • Quality focused with a deep understanding of QC, GMPs and efficient manufacturing practices

Physical Requirements

  • Remain standing/walking for extended amounts of time daily

  • Regularly lift 30 lbs, on occasion lift up to 50

  • Walk up and down stairs multiple times a day

  • Ability to work in an adverse environment with varying temperatures and conditions


Founded in 2014, Island is a leading cannabis company based in California. Our passion for exploration, community, and the outdoors comes to life through our wide range of high quality and straightforward products. Widely recognized as a dominant figure in manufacturing, compliance, and technology, Island continues to build industry-shaping infrastructure while inspiring moments of happiness with our customers. Island boasts an impressive executive team and is backed by some of the most prominent investors in the CPG industry. As part of this journey, we are seeking bright, entrepreneurial leaders that will help propel Island into a nationally recognized brand within our category.


Why Work Here?

Island was established in 2014 in Los Angeles, CA with the goal of responsibly producing artisanal quality cannabis products. You can find out more about us @


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