Government Affairs Lead

| Greater NYC Area

About LeafLink

LeafLink is a SaaS marketplace platform that provides licensed cannabis dispensaries the ability to order from their favorite brands, as well as a suite of software tools for those brands to manage their operations and scale. With over 2,600+ dispensaries and more than 850+ leading brands in Colorado, Washington, California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona, LeafLink is setting the industry standard for how cannabis brands and retailers work together. Our team, backed by funding from leading VC's, is poised to define the cannabis wholesale market. LeafLink was also just named one of Fast Company's 'Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise' for 2018, joining the ranks of Amazon, Slack, and VMWare and we are hungry for more!

The Role

LeafLink seeks an International Government Affairs Lead to join our growing team in Toronto. You will work closely with our Client Success, Marketing, Engineering, and Operations/Expansion teams across North America to scale our user base into new markets. You will be persistent in pursuing new clients and help lead our Sales and Expansion teams position themselves for success in new territories.

This role is for self-starters and entrepreneurial-minded individuals who can work with our Business Development team to help crush sales goals. You are a good fit for this position if you are a goal-oriented overachiever with the drive to chase down clients and close deals.

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years relevant experience in government relations at a domestic or international government organization or scaling startup
  • Ability to quickly get up to speed and identify key issues to develop and execute a go-to-market strategy
  • Ownership of valuable relationships with multiple stakeholders across the political spectrum in a specialized vertical
  • Leader in industry groups with deep regulatory connections, ideally in cannabis, if not, open to forging connections with those in our industry
  • Proven ability to work across teams and territories to align overall companies goals with unique challenges in new markets
  • Excel in fast-paced start-ups, excited by a rapidly changing industry

Responsibilities:

  • Proactively initiate and build international relationships with local and federal regulators, ensuring LeafLink’s policy stances are known
  • Successfully represent our vision for continued regulation of cannabis companies in a non-vertically integrated supply chain using powerful research and negotiation skills
  • Write business and policy proposals, blog posts, regulatory commentary
  • Redline draft policy proposals and ordinances to further LeafLink’s objectives, developing and executing legislative campaigns in new markets
  • Educate regulators, politicians and their teams about LeafLink’s core mission
  • Provide strategic advice internally to all LeafLink teams on the changing markets
  • Research and help outline the international launch markets of a proven domestic product
  • Build relationships in developing markets to prime them for our product in the future
  • Travel as needed, both domestically and internationally

Benefits:

  • Generous PTO
  • Fun office environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Benefit Matching (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401k Offered
  • Stock options
  • Team events
  • New office in FiDi
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Location

In the heart of the Financial District, we're accessible to most train lines, the path train, and ferries, with almost too many lunch options!

An Insider's view of LeafLink

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On a large scale, the LeafLink team collaborates during “Huddle Booze Report” (HBR), a biweekly meeting where team leaders present on company KPIs, accomplishments, and challenges (with some beers). Every member of the team is welcome to comment or ask questions, bringing forth their thoughts and ideas.

Claire

Growth Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As cliche as it may sound, one of my favorite things at LeafLink is that no day is ever the same. I’m excited to go into the office every single day to see what the day brings. At LeafLink, EVERYONE has a voice. In addition to the breakout success our service saw in California, my life also drastically changed. I saw my earnings increase over 300%

Josh

Account Executive, LA Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As co-founder and CTO it’s important for me to maintain official communication channels with teams and individuals. We have various meetings that bring leadership together with teams which include sprint demos, retrospects, daily standups and one on one meetings. Open communication supports alignment and productivity something we are all about here

Zach

Co-Founder and CTO

What are LeafLink Perks + Benefits

LeafLink Benefits Overview

Leaflink provides Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, as well as Disability and Life Insurance. We also have a generous stock option plan, 401k and great branded merchandise.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Leaflink offers voluntary long-term and short-term disability plans.
Dental Benefits
LeafLink's dental plan has no deductible and covers 100% of preventative services, including X-rays, and has a $5 co-pay.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan covers annual eye exams and lenses after a $20 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $100 annually.
Health Insurance Benefits
Leaflink offers a range of Aetna plans that cover both in network and out of network providers, and have copays as low as $20. We also have complimentary enrollment in One Medical and Teladoc.
Life Insurance
Our voluntary Life Insurance plans offer our employees financial stability and security.
Wellness Programs
LeafLink offers discounted Gym memberships to its full time employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
LeafLink's 401k plan offers a broad range of available funds, including Vanguard, Fidelity, and American Funds.
Company Equity
LeafLink offers stock options through our Stock Option Plan.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Leaflink's Flexible PTO policy allows our team to execute ferociously, with the knowledge that they will be able to rest and recharge when they need to.
Paid Holidays
Leaflink offers 11 days per year for Major Holiday observance.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
LeafLink's casual dress policy allows our employees to work however they feel most comfortable, whether that be in tie-die t-shirts and shorts or jeans and a sweatshirt.
Commuter Benefits
LeafLink offers pre-tax commuter benefits to all full time employees.
Company Outings
LeafLink has quarterly team outings, an annual holiday party, and an annual incentive trip.
Stocked Kitchen
LeafLink offers unlimited snacks, tea and coffee.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
LeafLink has a generous annual budget for attending industry conferences and events.

Additional Perks + Benefits

LeafLink offers employees a chance to visit other offices through our AccoLLade program. Once a month an employee is recognized for exemplifying one of our Core Values. That employee is given an all expenses paid trip to a LeafLink Local event. Recent winners have travelled to Washington and Arizona.

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