Manager, Manufacturing Compliance, Tampa


The Manager of Manufacturing Compliance will develop, implement, maintain, and continually assess Surterra’s compliance with internal company standards and external regulatory and customer requirements.


  • Develop, from the ground up, a comprehensive compliance program for all of Surterra’s processing and manufacturing operations.
  • Implement, maintain, and continually assess and improve Surterra’s compliance program
  • Collaborate with Surterra’s leadership team for planning, execution, and oversight of the regulatory and internal compliance.
  • Define, develop, and implement short-term and long-term strategies, goals, objectives, and tactics relating to compliance.
  • Subject matter expert on regulatory compliance as related to manufacturing and processing cannabis in the state of Florida.
  • Knowledgeable on all safety regulations including OSHA, State of Florida and local municipalities.
  • Monitors all production activities from a compliance perspective to ensure compliant operations and safe products for patients.
  • Leads safety initiatives to ensure a safe working environment for our employees
  • Maintains and leads process for manufacturing team SOP development including interfacing with R&D for new products and processes.
  • Works with technicians to integrate feedback into SOP’s.
  • Maintains all necessary permits for manufacturing and the manufacturing facility.
  • Provides leadership on certification processes including Food Safety, GMP, and ISO as required.


  • 5+ years in highly regulated environments and exposure to compliance functions.
  • Prior experience working with, developing, implementing, and managing a compliance program.
  • Experience in an FDA-regulated industry (including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, or bioprocessing) and aseptic manufacturing is preferred.
  • Experience with cGMP, cGPL, and/or related compliance programs.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing, and challenging environment. 
  • Analytically and communicatively intelligent.
  • Focuses simultaneously on short- and long-term goals; ability to identify problems quickly.
  • Knowledge of customer service, inventory management (including software) and regulatory compliance. 
  • Accurate data-entry and record keeping.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and time management abilities. 
  • Ability to pass a background check, including drug testing, to be registered as an employee of a licensed organization in Florida, Texas, and/or other Surterra geographies.
  • Comfort with security protocols, including video monitoring and employee tracking.
  • An ability to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred.


  • The ability to lift 20-50 pounds as needed.
  • The ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.
  • The ability to perform various physical activities, including lifting, standing, and squatting.
  • The ability to work in extreme weather.
  • The ability to wear personal protective gear during portions of the day.

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