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Product Development Manager

Montreal/ Huntingdon, QC
Contract, 10 months with possibility of extension - Full time

We’re looking for great people. Specifically, we’re looking for you to reimagine cannabis with us. We love where we work, we believe in each other, and we learn new things every day. We’ve been doing it since 2016 and have now become Québec’s most innovative cannabis company by leading our industry, developing game-changing products and enhancing how cannabis grows. And we’re just getting started. Sound like a good fit?

***10 months contract with possibility of extension

Role Summary:

The Product Development Manager will lead the creation and execution of new and improved/modified products. The ideal candidate will need to be self-motivated, team oriented, personally accountable, enjoy a fast-paced environment and must enjoy the hands-on nature of the job that will require involvement in both pilot and plant activities. A passion for cannabis science and technology together with the ability to translate theory to practice are critical. This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of cannabis research & development.

How you can contribute:
  • Lead internal and external (e.g. co-manufacturing) partners to bring products to market from concept to stabilized production. Administration of cross-functional New Product Integration (NPI) process, bringing together internal resources to enable high success rate of new launches.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives (cost, efficiency, accuracy, etc.) as product SME, including hands-on execution of project work.
  • Establish Product Development practice within organization to propel ROSE to the forefront of cannabis innovation, fostering a culture of executing with excellence and taking big bets on big ideas. Key liaison between marketing and manufacturing (internal/external).
  • Conduct bench top and/or pilot plant experiments as needed for new products, product renovations, and/or new processes to ensure business decisions are rooted in reliable data.
  • Create and maintain product & packaging specifications, label content, process parameters, BOMs, SOPs, and other documentation to support go-live in the production environment and ROSE business growth.
  • Develop ROSE knowledge base of new technologies and reverse-engineering competitive products. Consult technical resources (literature, technical papers, academia, suppliers) to further product knowledge.
  • Maintaining project files to ensure meticulous collection, development, and retention of knowledge in an uncertain and rapidly changing industry.
You’re really good at:
  • Fluency in French and English.
  • Self-motivated, accountable, problem-solver and team oriented.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and effectively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; can communicate in a compelling manner with senior management and key customers.
  • Ability to identify and implement continuous improvement actions.
Things we hope you have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in applied Science or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of related experience.
  • Experience in consumer goods, cannabis and/or related industry.
  • Experience in project management, product design, product training and continuous improvement initiatives.
What you should know about the job:
  • Ability to travel to our manufacturing facility in Huntington, QC 1-3 times per week
  • Ability to travel to other locations, as business needs arise
What you should know about ROSE:
  • We cherish Québec’s culture and values.
  • We believe cannabis can help Quebecers and Canadians live better lives.
  • We take pride in family, friends and living full, balanced lives.
  • Safety and security is critical to the success our business.
  • We currently work from two locations in Québec: A 55,000 square-foot cutting-edge facility in Huntingdon and new offices in Montréal’s Little Italy neighbourhood.
  • Our executives have world-leading experience in government regulated industries.
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