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Vice President, Compliance
a08917f0-4d57-4fb2-b5d4-e34b907213bd
Wakefield
2018-06-25T16:59:03.104-04:00
Vice President, Compliance
Job Description
The Vice President of Compliance is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of Company's compliance program. The successful candidate will partner with the Company's leadership team and subsidiary Presidents to ensure organizational compliance with applicable medical cannabis laws, industry requirements, and Company's policies. This position reports to the General Counsel and will oversee the Director of Compliance.
The Vice President of Compliance will establish standards and implement procedures to ensure that the Company's compliance program is effective and efficient in identifying, detecting, and correcting non-compliance. Responsibilities include, among other things, policy and process implementation, leading effective training programs, conducting internal monitoring and auditing, providing strategic risk management guidance, and directing investigations and corrective actions.
Note: The scope of \"compliance\" covers compliance with the specific regulatory regimes applicable to the cannabis industry as well as general health and safety standards imposed by local and federal law.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
* Responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of Company's \"central compliance\" function that coordinates with compliance functions of multiple subsidiaries in various states with focus on regulatory compliance with the State laws and regulations governing the emerging cannabis industry.
* Promote a corporate culture in which compliance is a key objective in business decision-making and processes and aligned with our core values. Create and maintain reporting system to ensure that central compliance and management is kept informed of critical incidents as well as major compliance issues and challenges at the operating companies.
* Add significant value to the Company by project managing its participation in highly competitive tenders for new State cannabis cultivation, processing, distribution and dispensing licenses.
* Provide support to subsidiaries when needed with respect to their applications for additional cannabis licenses applications and license renewals.
* Set best practice standard for the compliance programs of subsidiaries and review the programs of subsidiaries to ensure they meet such standards.
* Provide guidance to corporate, subs and all employees on compliance matters and pertinent new legal and regulatory developments
* Collaborate with corporate Human Resources to develop and implement compliance training programs for new and existing employees to ensure a thorough understanding and appreciation of the laws and regulations that impact our operations and how to conduct business practices appropriately.
* Create and oversee compliance audit and site visit program; oversee the creation and implementation of remediation plans by subsidiaries to address compliance inadequacies and risks.
* Advise head office and subsidiaries on specific regulatory matters, including providing input to Government relations on lobbying new laws and regulations, and relations with regulatory authorities.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor's degree required
* At least 10 years post-graduate relevant experience, including at least 5 years' in relevant corporate compliance role. Biotech/ pharma industry experience preferred.
* Experience building a compliance department within a small to mid-sized organization preferred. Cannabis business experience not
* Proven ability to design and implement compliance policies and procedures
* Experience conducting investigations and managing the investigative process.
* Analytical personality with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Understanding of and willingness to work within the legalized cannabis industry

* Bachelor's degree required * At least 10 years post-graduate relevant experience, including at least 5 years' in relevant corporate compliance role. Biotech/ pharma industry experience preferred. * Experience building a compliance department within a small to mid-sized organization preferred. Cannabis business experience not * Proven ability to design and implement compliance policies and procedures * Experience conducting investigations and managing the investigative process. * Analytical personality with strong organizational skills and attention to detail * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Understanding of and willingness to work within the legalized cannabis industry


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