Sr Analyst, Cultivation Operations Jobs in Chicago, IL at Cresco Labs

Title: Sr Analyst, Cultivation Operations

Company: Cresco Labs

Location: Chicago, IL

Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry.
At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.
The Cultivation Operations Senior Analyst is responsible for generating the short-term and long-term production targets and production plans to satisfy customer demand within cost and capacity parameters, within their assigned region(s). The Senior Analyst is a key resource for all functions across the broader Cultivation and Operations organization and provides transparency to regular production plans consistent with capacity, inventory, KPI reporting, and S&OP forecasting. This role will collaborate with management at both the site level and the corporate level to gather and use information in order to develop a scheduling and inventory plan that will meet critical business goals for cost and service. This role will mostly be remote with some office meeting time. This role will have some travel opportunity for site visits at 8+ states.

Generate both and work with the regional facility to implement a schedule for all resources that support the organization’s cost and service goals within available capacity.
Analyze production plan data for long-term operational risk and headwinds; assist with mitigation recommendations.
Serve as point of contact for all supply planning-related questions and concerns within assigned region(s)
Maintain data in systems to facilitate inventory and capacity management, customer demand, cultivation, extraction and operational metrics.
Identify opportunities for optimizing raw, WIP and finished good inventory levels for all edibles, vapes, concentrates, prerolls, and premium flower and report to management.
Identify and report target supply gaps to management; assist in development of corrective action plans for future mitigation or correction.
Ensure full transparency to production plans and targets by generating reports for all stakeholders
Create and maintain long-term modelling and/or scenario plans to identify capacity impacts and escalate to stakeholders.
Track and reconcile weekly/monthly metrics against established targets, reviewing performance and capabilities to perform root cause analysis.
Maintain capacity database
Build and maintain cost models


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance, or related field preferred
3-5 years’ experience within a manufacturing environment, including production planning and scheduling, replenishment planning, demand planning or materials management preferred.
Some experience with using supply planning software, both operationally and understanding the concepts behind the tool
Strong analytical and communication skills.
Ability to multi-task and meet critical deadlines
Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills, Power Point, Word and Outlook
Need to have an open mind, willingness to learn from mistakes and take Cresco to the next level

Cresco Labs requires that all corporate employees be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus on or before September 30, 2021. If you are offered and accept a position, you will be required to prove your vaccination status prior to when your employment begins. 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).
Cresco Labs is proud to offer eligible employees a robust offering of benefits including, major medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(K)-match program, FSA/HSA programs, LTD/STD options, life insurance and AD&D. We also offer eligible employees paid holidays and paid time off. Other rewards may include annual discretionary bonuses, stock options as well as participation in our employee discount program. Benefits eligibility for permanent positions may vary by full-time or part-time roles, location, or position.

Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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