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Finishing and Packaging Production Manager

Stayner, ON

Cronos Group is an innovative global cannabinoid company with international production and distribution across five continents. Cronos Group is committed to building disruptive intellectual property by advancing cannabis research, technology, and product development. With a passion to responsibly elevate the consumer experience, Cronos Group is building an iconic brand portfolio. Cronos Group’s portfolio includes PEACE NATURALS™, a global health and wellness platform, and adult-use brands, Spinach™ and Lord Jones™


At Cronos Group, we hire talented people who thrive on solving difficult problems and give them the opportunity to hone new skills and approaches. If you want to play a part in shaping an innovative industry and help build a historically significant company, we want to meet you.


As the Finishing & Packaging Manager, you will oversee the production teams and activities, keep accurate records of production levels and provide solutions to incidents that could impact production. The ideal candidate is energetic, collaborative and forward- thinking.


This position is based out of Stayner, Ontario


What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for providing leadership; instilling a sense of urgency; and driving problems towards resolution by directing, and monitoring production Team Leaders and production personnel in the following areas:
  • Ensuring proper quality information is being used for each part produced
  • Ensuring that the IPC quality checks, first-off, SWI, WI, and LPA procedures are being followed on each shift.
  • Attending meetings in support of all Program-related activities, NCR processes, CAPA (8D), and all other Quality Management System requirements as needed
  • Setting and achieving specific goals around Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Ensuring that conflict and productivity issues are managed directly, constructively, and professionally in all circumstances.
  • Lead and manage production Team Members including resource planning; training; and performance management
  • Supervision of sanitation program requirements within assigned areas
  • Coordination of tasks for daily production to ensure OTIF is achieved
  • Manage order preparation through tax stamp and label preparation, and scheduling
  • Verify and approve label information to ensure accuracy
  • Create an environment that encourages active process improvement discussion in the context of business goals.
  • Report out on related production KPI’s; creating, managing and reporting corrective action plan vs actual results
  • Employee reviews and discipline as required
  • Control inventory within the department (i.e., tax stamp inventory and label inventory) Manage the day-to-day Warehousing for non cannabis and the pick and pack product line
  • Oversee the day to day outbound shipments to ensure that OTIF is achieved. 
  • Ensure that all SAP transactions are completed on time.
  • Identify opportunities, scope projects and forecast resources to achieve productivity, quality and service improvement targets for the business.
  • Ensure enforcement of Customer Specific Requirements and maintaining compliance with the laws and regulations
  • Adhere to all Cronos Group and departmental procedures as required
  • Perform regular workplace inspections, accident investigation, and correct unsafe acts or conditions. Train new/transferred/temporary employees on safe method of conducting their job. Correct or commend Health & Safety performance.
  • May be required to carry out job duties and responsibilities in a work environment that may include, but is not limited to, varying levels of noise and/or temperature.
  • Perform, direct and/or carry out any reasonable assignments required by Management.


Your Environment: (for production specific roles only)

  • Required to work overtime as needed
  • Work environment can be warm and humid environment.
  • Lifting up to 15- 20 lbs
  • Standing & walking for long periods of time
  • Frequent bending, kneeling and reaching.
  • Ability to perform a series of repetitive operations requiring manual dexterity and visual acuity.


You’ll need to have:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in a lab or similar highly regulated manufacturing environment
  • Post-Secondary Degree/Diploma in Business Management or related environment, preferred
  • Strong mathematical skills and mechanical aptitude
  • Well-developed communication, organizational, interpersonal, and analytical abilities
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience using an ERP system, SAP preferred
  • Sound computer skills, including knowledge of software in current use (Microsoft Excel and Access)
  • Proven leadership ability (previous supervisory experience, preferred)
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing, an asset
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in packaging procedures
  • Able to supply acceptable Criminal Record Check


We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. For candidates with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request in all phases of the selection process.

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