Our client is an established, sophisticated, high-technology company that develops & employs unique technologies to ensure prevention of counterfeiting for the cannabis industry.
Reporting to the Director Business Development Cannabis will be responsible for working to strategize, create and implement revenue driving and supportive cannabis programs on-time, within budget, and with clearly defined success metrics.
The Product Manager should have strong project management and analytical capabilities and be skilled at gathering requirements, assessing the landscape, making decisions and driving towards execution.
This person knows how to prioritize and can break down complex problems into steps that drive action and deliver results, and the role requires work with a variety of teams across the business, including scientists, operations, sales, customer-facing teams, and marketing.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure successful rollout of a cannabis focused platform for the business / brands.
Identify opportunities, plan strategies and execute, execute, execute.
Track and provide status reports to all stakeholders.
Collaboration and coordination across functional and business teams such as marketing, merchandising, logistics, fulfillment, operations to achieve cost efficiency and quality solutions.
Have an ability to understand and probe into complex business scenarios with an ability to provide guidance using various forms of eCommerce and revenue scaling technologies
Be digitally proficient to explore emerging cannabis technologies and collaborate with internal business partners to identify use cases to drive successful pilot programs.
Lead the development of the positioning and messaging that differentiates the company’s products in the cannabis market.
Communicate the value proposition of cannabis products to the sales team and develop the sales tools that support the selling process of new and existing cannabis products.
Plan the launch of new cannabis products and releases and manage the cross-functional implementation of the plan.
Do the research to be the expert on cannabis and our competition to drive all the outbound product assets.
Analyze data and trends to identify obstacles and opportunities and create action items to overcome or take advantage of these to increase market share.
Act as the ongoing voice of the customer to understand customer applications, objectives, challenges and identify new development opportunities; exposure to customers.
Monitor and incorporate industry trends and innovations.
Become a credible expert in recreational and medical products in the cannabis space.
Represent and promote the company through attendance and involvement in meetings, conferences, state, federal, and community activity, and networking events when necessary.
Maintain knowledge of regulatory changes and work with customers and partners to adjust the overall operations.
Analyze and control expenditures to conform to budgetary requirements.
Assists other departments within organization to prepare manuals and technical publications.
Monitors and evaluates the activities and products of the competition.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies paid for by the employer.
***MUST HAVE FORMAL CANNABIS EXPERIENCE***
Must possess a passion for cannabis products and services and the cannabis industry in general, while providing excellent customer service through clear communications.
Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across functions to achieve buy-in and gain support for sales efforts.
Adapt well to change. This industry is in a constant state of change, from the government level, to product delivery requirements and everything in-between.
Experience in cannabis related product development a huge plus.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required.
Demonstrate excellence in documentation and communication skills
Project Management Experience
Strong communication skills
Entrepreneurial drive to take ownership for assigned product strategy and execution to achieve growth goals.
Strong leadership skills - must be able to work across departments and management levels
Strong Business Insight.
Strong organizational leadership skills.
Preference: Existing experience in cannabis sales.
Desirable Core Competencies:
Adaptability - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Communications - Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses. Pursues training and development opportunities. Seeks feedback to improve performance. Shares expertise with others. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
Customer Service - Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service.
Problem Solving - Develops alternative solutions. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Identifies problems in a timely manner. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem solving situations.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interests.
Quality - Fosters quality focus in others. Improves processes. Measures key outcomes. Sets clear quality requirements. Solicits and applies customer feedback. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
Use of Technology - Adapts to new technologies. Demonstrates required skills. Keeps technical skills up to date. Troubleshoots technological problems. Uses technology to increase productivity.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Compensation: $65-70K DOE, Comprehensive Medical Benefits including Dental, Vision & Prescription Drug Plan, 401K, Life Insurance, Generous PTO policy.
Location: Long Island, NY
If this sounds like the position you have been waiting for, please apply using the online application or the link below - all inquiries are strictly confidential. Our focus is to assist you to make your best next career move, and we will not use your information for any other purpose.
CannabizTeam is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. ind-123