Quality Assurance Manager - Ravena, NY

CuraleafView state requirements in New York
Job Posted
Oct 31, 2022
Company & Role Overview

Summary

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) ("Curaleaf") is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise, and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select provide industry-leading service, product selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. Today, we operate in 21 states with 144 dispensaries, service nearly 2,200 wholesale partner accounts, we have 29 cultivation sites and over 6,000 team members in the United States. Curaleaf International is the leading vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction, and production. Home | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

Our corporate social responsibility is Rooted in Good. We believe in taking corporate and social responsibility very seriously, from our educational outreach to national partnerships, state-wide initiatives and local causes. Giving back to the communities where we operate is important to us and helps to change old attitudes by showing the positive impact of cannabis in creating jobs, changing lives, and helping local communities. Social Responsibility | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

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Quality Assurance Manager

The Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible for supporting the national standardization of processing and manufacturing procedures, technology, and business practices at a State level. This role will support ongoing operations, working closely with Quality leadership to continuously improve operations. The QA Manager will also be responsible for training site team members on SOPs using the Quality Management System. This role will develop key relationships with other Curaleaf teams including, but not limited to: Compliance, Operations, and Cultivation.

Responsibilities:
  • Implement, monitor, and maintain all Quality programs and processes within the state.
  • Assist in development and implementation of state-specific Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and work instructions. Continuously monitor SOP implementation and operational adherence to written procedures.
  • Identify all potential, serious, or chronic problems affecting product quality or compliance.
  • Participate in updating Quality procedures and validation processes. Review and assist with policy changes and updates applicable to the state.
  • Establish and enforce quality assurance standards and provide technical recommendations in production and packaging.
  • Initiate RCA and CAPA for state events and work with compliance and operational teams to correct and document Non-Conformance.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor sustainment of corrective actions resulting from quality event investigations and internal and external audits.
  • Assist, encourage and participate in continuous quality improvement process through reinforcement of product quality, new processing and manufacturing technologies, creation of specifications, and performance and oversight of various auditing and investigation actions.
  • Perform audits against cGMP standards and ensure integrity and sustainment of the quality systems.
  • Partner with state compliance and operational leadership to ensure the company is maintaining all standards set forth by State and Federal regulations and guidelines
  • Monitor preventative maintenance and calibrations for site instrumentation.
  • Enforce and monitor the vendor approval process for incoming products and consumables, perform risk evaluations, and as needed conduct supplier audits.
  • Audit all processing operations. Identify risks and mitigate potential impact to employee safety, product quality, and cGMP compliance.
  • Enforce and monitor the hold and release program for the state.
  • Work closely with operations to develop, revise, and maintain national SOPs at the site level to allow for reasonable specialization and adaptation based on state regulations.
  • Integrate State-specific SOPs into the electronic Quality Management System (eQMS)
  • Asisst site leadership with training and qualification procedures for team members.
  • Responsible for communicating all document changes to Document Control Manager to update the centralized document library and ensure document retention in compliance with requirements of 21 CFR part 11.
  • Perform periodic review of procedures, forms, logs and master batch records (MBRs).
  • Direct and implement changes into procedures identified by Change Control and CAPA processes.
  • Track new document creation, administrate document's controlled copies, administrate and archive inactive documents, maintain an active document history file, and ensure user access to controlled document's original copy in collaboration with Document Control Manager.
  • Manage the roll-out and adoption of the eQMS at a state level.
  • Train and develop staff using SOPs, MBRs, and supporting documents.
  • Maintain applicable modules and coordinate routine uploads of required documents into the eQMS.
  • Provide guidance to capex planning and execution for equipment and facility design to meet cGMP guidelines.
  • Enforce safety and security procedures in compliance with OSHA and local EHS regulations; report potentially unsafe conditions; monitor for proper use of equipment and materials.
  • Provide routine status updates and relevant information and priorities to the Quality team.
  • Promote a culture of quality and change management by empowering team members and colleagues.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities will be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate Degree required. Degree in life sciences, or similar discipline preferred.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Advanced MS Office and Excel skills required and QMS experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong knowledge of cGMP preferred.
  • Results-driven and task-oriented.
  • Flexible and creative, while maintaining a strong work ethic and the ability to meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize under pressure and identify and help resolve roadblocks facing the Operational Teams and processing and manufacturing projects in particular.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact professionally at all levels of the organization, with vendors and outside stakeholders.

Other Details:
  • This is a full-time onsite position at processing and cultivation locations.

The hiring pay range for this position is $71,000 to $87,000.

Curaleaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Curaleaf is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About Curaleaf

Curaleaf creates clean, reliable, trusted cannabis products for wellness and medical use. Our highly-skilled dispensary staff is trained—and dedicated!—to help you find just the right method and concentration to achieve your personal cannabis goals