Parallel is one of the largest privately held, vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis companies in the world with a mission to pioneer well-being and improve the quality of life through cannabinoids. Parallel owns and operates retail dispensaries in four medical and adult-use markets: Surterra Wellness in Florida and Texas; New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Massachusetts, and The Apothecary Shoppe in Nevada. The Company has a diverse portfolio of high quality, proprietary and licensed consumer brands and products including Surterra Wellness, Coral Reefer, and Float. Parallel operates approximately 50 retail stores nationwide, with a series of cultivation and manufacturing sites across the four states. The Company conducts advanced cannabis science through Molecular Infusions (Mi), a cannabis-based biopharmaceutical company, and conducts R&D for new product development in its facilities in Texas, Massachusetts, Florida, and Budapest, Hungary. Parallel follows rigorous operations and business practices to ensure the quality, safety, consistency and efficacy of its products and is building its business by following strong values and putting the well-being of its customers and employees first. For more information: www.liveParallel.com.
The EHS Manager will report to the Director, Operational QA & Compliance and supports the implementation and execution of the market’s EHS programs. This includes the assessment, identification, and control of all elements of EHS risk that affect the market.
This role assists with the documentation, evaluation, change-management, and testing of internal processes and controls (including but not limited to Working Documents (procedures), Quality Assurance Reviews, and Training Programs). Additionally, the position supports the mitigation of risk and remediation of issues by working with the Enterprise GRC team with the execution of Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) for their market. The EHS Manager provides consultation and support regarding matters involving matters of safety for the market.
- Work with the Director, Operation QA & Compliance to help ensure the implementation and execution of the market’s EHS and OSHA compliance programs.
- Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on EHS and OSHA principles by providing guidance to the market.
- Use Enterprise Policy and SOP documents to implement market level working documents and training programs necessary to ensure compliance.
- Facilitate workplace risk assessment initiatives.
- Conduct inspections and audits of facilities, processes, internal controls, and training programs for the market.
- Support the Issue Management and Incident Response programs (including Corrective Action Planning) to help ensure timely and effective response and mitigation of risk affecting the market.
- Lead special projects and assignments at the direction of the Director, Operational QA & Compliance.
- A minimum of 5 years Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) experience.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
- Bilingual; English/Spanish required
- Experience working with Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) systems and/or Quality Assurance (QA) tools.
- Prior experience working with, developing, implementing, and managing an EHS program including risk assessments, documentation and evaluation of controls, and issue management (including executions of Corrective Action Plans).
- Must understand discretion and be able to handle confidential and proprietary information appropriately.
- Strong communication, research, analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and challenging environment.
- Ability to execute multiple tasks simultaneously; focusing on both short- and long-term goals; ability to identify problems quickly.
- Ability to pass a background check, including drug testing, to be registered as an employee of a licensed organization in the assigned market.
- 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.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
PARALLEL IS UNITED BY OUR VISION, Mission, & Values
Our Vision – why we exist – is to pioneer well-being and improve the quality of life for humanity through the benefits of cannabinoids.
Our Mission – how we will do this – is to build a leading, global well-being company through the best talent, our values, trusted and recognized brands, science and technology-based innovation, and a relentless focus on execution and continuous improvement.
6 CORE VALUES OF A PARALLEL ASSOCIATE
Integrity – We operate in a regulated and unchartered industry. Act and make decisions that stand up to scrutiny and reflect our position as a sophisticated, credible and respected leader. Be honest, trustworthy, dependable, and honorable. Demonstrate sound moral and ethical ways of interacting.
Collaboration – We are a collection of the best talent at all levels. Learn and grow from this diversity: welcome healthy debate and proactively seek other perspectives and points of view to find the best solution while not resting on consensus. Proactively ensure the right people have the right information at the right time. Work as a team vs. an individual performer.
Agility – We are growing incredibly fast in a new industry. Be open to change, be ready to pivot on the moment’s notice, and act with a sense of urgency to take advantage of opportunities. Then be ready to do it again. Quickly –and calmly -respond and adapt to the unexpected. Modify and streamline processes, find more efficient ways of doing your job. Work efficiently across markets, time zones, and functions.
Intentionality – Intentionality requires action –it makes your intentions happen. Good thoughts are meaningless without action. It is initiative directed by the purpose to move our business forward. Intentionality is doing things important to you, even when not easy. Transformational change happens with intentionality.
Alignment – Together, we must understand and believe in our vision, mission, business and team goals and priorities. When we make a decision, even when we don’t have consensus, we all align behind that decision and execute. We don’t revisit decisions unless we have material new data or circumstances.
Accountability – Make the best proactive and reactive decisions given the available information and the wisest counsel. Own your decisions, actions and outcomes, and promptly correct mistakes. Be reliable, honor commitments and do not finger point, off-load responsibilities, or criticize co-workers. Look after co-workers and team’s success.