METRC Manager

Oakland, Ca /
Kiva Manufacturing Inc. – Operations /
Kiva Confections ( is the premier cannabis-infused edibles company in California, the largest cannabis market in the world. Kiva's line includes Kiva Chocolate Bars, Terra Bites, Petra Mints, and Camino Gummies. Our products are crafted from premium ingredients and skillfully combined with California cannabis. Since our beginning in 2010, our goal is to create confections that redefine what a cannabis confection ought to be. By applying art and science to ensure a deliciously consistent experience every time, we continue to deliver on that mission today.
We have aggressive growth plans as the legal market, and consumer adoption continues to expand. Key growth initiatives include bold platform innovation, best in class marketing, geographic expansion, strategic partnerships, and more. We are resourced for this explosive growth and looking for great people to help take us to the next level.

Job Summary

This METRC Manager will be responsible for Kiva's overall data hygiene and mandatory reporting to California’s state mandated track and trace database, Metrc. This position will require communication and coordination with manufacturing, distributing, and accounting departments to ensure efficient, accurate, and compliant reporting to the state.

As a Kiva METRC Manager, you will...

    • Administer Metrc software for three facilities
    • Ensure that all data reported to Metrc is timely, accurate, and compliant. Data categories include:
    • Receiving
    • Manufacturing
    • Testing
    • Transferring
    • Storing
    • Develop systems, procedures, and methods to ensure timely and accurate reporting to the Metrc system across all company divisions
    • Reconcile discrepancies between Kiva’s data and Metrc
    • Regularly attend Metrc classes as available and maintaining certifications
    • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of BCC and CDPH cannabis regulations
    • Audit Inventory Control Forms in conjunction with Metrc to identify discrepancies
    • Perform weekly and bi-weekly audits to ensure inventory is 100% accurate and satisfies physical representation per state rules and regulations
    • Report and identify Root Cause for discrepancies after an audit has been performed to evaluate what issues had occurred
    • Develop methodologies to make all of the above more efficient and reliable on an ongoing basis
    • Occasionally travel to Los Angeles and work onsite daily in the Oakland area.

What we're looking for...

    • Proficient analytical and data skills
    • Ruthless attention to detail and data accuracy
    • Degree in computer science, engineering, math, or other technical field
    • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, with excellent Excel skills
    • Experience with Metrc preferred, but not required
    • Expertise with data management, data analytics, relational database design, and concepts
    • Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
    • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
    • Understanding of APIs and system integrations
    • Ability to write scripting code preferred (Language agnostic)
    • Ability to work independently, manage projects, and meet deadlines
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

A bit about our work environment...

    • This position is in a busy office and warehouse subject to frequent interruptions and loud noises.
    • Business work hours vary but are usually Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM- 8:00 PM.
    • Some extended and weekend hours may be required.
Kiva Confections provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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