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Licensing and Permits Manager - Detroit (On-site)



Detroit, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Position: Manager, Licensing and Permits
Location: Detroit, MI (On Site)
Type: Exempt

The Role:

A Licensing and Permits Manager assumes responsibility for acquiring essential licenses and permits, ensuring alignment with pertinent regulations, and meticulously documenting all acquired licenses and permits. Reporting directly to the Senior Operations Manager, this pivotal role ensures the organization's adherence to all applicable laws and regulations. Through adept management of licensing and permitting endeavors, the Manager significantly bolsters the organization's success and reputation.


  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure that all licensing and permitting activities comply with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.

  • License Acquisition: Manage the process of obtaining necessary licenses and permits for the organization's operations, products, and services. This may involve researching requirements, completing applications, and coordinating with regulatory agencies.

  • Permitting Process: Oversee the permitting process from start to finish, including application submission, review, approval, and renewal. Ensure that all required documentation is complete and accurate.

  • Internal Coordination: Collaborate with internal departments, such as legal, operations, and compliance, to gather necessary information and documentation for license and permit applications.

  • External Communication: Serve as the primary point of contact for external regulatory agencies, government entities, and other stakeholders regarding licensing and permitting matters.

  • Record Keeping: Maintain detailed records of all licenses and permits obtained by the organization, including expiration dates, renewal requirements, and associated fees.

  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and compliance issues related to licensing and permitting activities and develop strategies to mitigate these risks.

  • Training and Education: Provide training and guidance to internal staff on licensing and permitting requirements, procedures, and best practices.

  • Continuous Improvement: Continuously assess and improve licensing and permitting processes to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and compliance.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, law, or a related field.

  • Proven experience in licensing and permitting management, preferably in a regulated industry.

  • Strong knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and compliance requirements.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other relevant software applications.