The Role 

Green Thumb is seeking a General Manager to oversee and manage all aspects of our plant operations in our Rock Island facility. Our facilities include our grow and lab operations where we manufacture and produce our signature line of products and the post processing where inventory, packaging, and logistics are executed. As the General Manager, you’ll direct all the daily processes and long-term targets for the facility. You’ll grind away at the details of managing internal resources to maximize safety, compliance, efficiency, productivity and culture. You’ll also blaze the path toward creating and developing the multilevel professional team, and you’ll work closely with your management team to keep every detail of the facility up to standards. 


  • Oversee all strategic planning and vision for facility plant operations for cultivation, processing, packaging, maintenance, quality and logistics/fulfillment 
  • Manager all facility activities working closely with departmental managers ensuring wholesale objectives are accomplished on time and budget 
  • Own the facility budget; Analyze facility data, including efficiency metrics, labor variance analysis, defect rates, cost drivers, volume and capacity planning, etc. to make recommendations on optimal quality and efficiency improvements and capital expenditures 
  • Develop and produce reporting to clearly illustrate the trends of the business 
  • Manage and maintain a company culture consistent with the culture established at Green Thumb corporate of accountability, transparency and enjoyment 
  • Participate in developing and implementing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to advance Green Thumb’s mission, vision, goals and objectives 
  • Continuously improve the skills, knowledge and morale of all employees; create an environment where the entire team does the same 
  • Implement and maintain wholesale facility and equipment preventative maintenance program; replace, or make adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary 
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal billing or licensing requirements 
  • Will be required to be on-call and to respond to emergency situations at any time. This may include scheduling issues, potentially covering a vacant shift, facility issues and/or human resources requirements 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Working Conditions 

  • Work involves daily exposure to allergens (such as cannabis, tree nuts, and coconut oil). 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business required; MBA or similar preferred 
  • 10+ years of management experience in manufacturing environment; direct management of 100+ individuals in a manufacturing setting required 
  • Consumer Packaged Good experience required 
  • In-depth knowledge & understanding of Lean, Six Sigma, certifications a plus 
  • Exposure to horticulture and/or plant science and/or lab processing, a plus 
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen with experience managing a P&L required 
  • Can-do attitude and ability to adapt quickly; business is experiencing tremendous growth so previous operational experience in growth environment is substantially preferred 
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness  
  • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment  
  • Possesses a high level of critical thinking  
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information  
  • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb  
  • Must have a solid understanding of the Cannabis laws, rules and regulations and passion to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws.  

Additional Requirements  

  • Must pass any and all required background checks   
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry   
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age  
  • Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry  


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