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Senior VP- Innovation and manufacturing

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Company Name Leaf Infusions Inc.
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Position: Senior VP- Innovation and manufacturing
Company: Leaf Infusions Inc.
Job Location: 1135 Tanaka Ct Suite 120, New Westminster, BC V3M 5X2
Salary: $120,000 per annum
Overtime: NA
Benefits: Health Insurance, disability insurance
Terms of Employment: Permanent/Full time (40 hours per week)
Language: English

• 6-7 years of experience in a high-growth CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods), NHP (Natural Health Products) or healthcare organization.
• 5+ years experience managing a large team with advanced technical, science, and engineering backgrounds across multiple sites, with the focus on product commercialization from benchtop to launch.
• 5+ years experience in Product Development activities in the food/beverage or pharmaceutical industry or related field.
• 5+ years experience in Product Development activities in the Cannabis industry.
• Experience in a manufacturing setting with a focus on operational efficiencies and continuous improvement.
• Demonstrated leadership skills with a broad knowledge of management practices and good business analysis/project management skills.
• Demonstrated ability to grasp large, complex, matrix-oriented organizations and drive business process improvement.
• Proven ability to manage numerous projects and resources remotely in a highly dispersed organization.
• Demonstrated experience gathering and presenting results, which could include earnings growth, working capital reduction, SG&A control, and operation productivity.
• Proven ability to select top talent and create a productive environment that promotes initiative, innovation, continual learning, and development of key personnel for future advancement.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills for a wide range of audiences, which could include clients, front line managers, and C-level leaders.
• Ability to travel frequently throughout the region and to other locations throughout the country, as needed.
• Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19 (proof required before hiring). If you require a medical or religious accommodation with regard to vaccination, please let us know once you receive an offer of employment (if applicable).
• Must be 19 years of age or older to apply
• Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
• Must complete RCMP criminal security screening

The Senior Vice President of Innovation and Manufacturing will lead a highly technical team across research & development and new product innovation, and will own nationwide manufacturing processes of extraction, formulation and food/beverage/cosmetics production across Leaf Infusions portfolio. Reporting to the CEO, this individual will drive innovation and commercialization of finished goods to ensure consistent and efficient delivery for our customers, high standards of regulatory safety and compliance, effective continuous improvement initiatives, and maintain a strong team-oriented employee culture.

• Lead Research and Development nationwide, working closely with cross functional teams in marketing, sales, quality, etc. to translate consumer insights into new product opportunities.
• Champion and oversee the exploration of designing, developing, and delivering highly relevant product innovations, owning the process from conceptualization through commercialization and new product launches.
• Lead efforts for improving existing products, including design, execution, and delivery, to maximize productivity and innovation through technical assessments, cost-opportunity, or prioritization implications.
• Design and implement management controls to improve manufacturing processes and ensure the required resources, procedures, and systems are present, keeping current with industry trends to identify ways to implement progressive technology across locations.
• Oversee the organization and training of manufacturing employees on procedures and equipment, relevant to manufacturing, GMPs/cGMPs, and validation.
• Guide the assignment and prioritization of resources to complete projects by evaluating short-, mid-, and long-range goals, anticipating staffing needs, and managing departmental budget.
• Understand current operating procedures for all manufacturing and food & beverage production across all locations; identifying ways to standardize procedures and best practices in partnership with Engineering, Operational Excellence, COE, and Regional GMs.
• Partner with Quality, Safety, and Compliance teams to ensure facilities are maintained to state regulatory, OSHA, and Leaf Infusions quality standards.
• Responsible for the overall health and safety of employees by ensuring proper training is provided for all employees; respective metrics are implemented to measure effectiveness of policies and identify areas of improvement.
• Partner closely with Facility Directors, GMs, and HR/TA to ensure adequate staffing levels for all departments of oversight to meet production goals.

How to Apply: Please send resume with a cover letter and two employment references by email at

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