Retail | Maryland | Full Time
At Holistic Industries we are building a great place to work, shop and invest in cannabis. Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality, safest cannabis medicine possible. As our name suggests, we care for the whole person. Scaling from a seed of inspiration in 2011, Holistic Industries is now one of the largest and fastest growing private MSOs (Multi-State Operators) in the country. We're able to deliver consistent value to employees, patients, and investors because of the values that drive our work - how we do business and why. We have one of the most seasoned teams in the industry, a budding "Greenhouse of Brands" and a meaningful model of doing well by doing good. Our company develops and offers a wide range of proprietary strains that increase desired cannabinoids such as CBD. These high CBD strains have become our foundation for growing, packaging, and selling the best cannabis in our markets. We are committed to harvesting and crafting industry-leading strains, consumer brands, and medical-grade products based on the most progressive science in the space. Holistic Industries has a unique model and approach that enables it to win licenses, scale operations and introduce national brands successfully in highly regulated markets. The company has proven to be responsible stewards of capital since its inception by sourcing licenses on merit rather than simply acquiring them on the open market. A "GREENHOUSE OF BRANDS" beginning with our flagship retail and wholesale brand, Liberty Cannabis, we continue to prove our ability to launch new brands from scratch and attract noteworthy partners.
We are deeply and actively committed to the communities we serve; our efforts under Liberty Cannabis Cares are focused on four pillars: Social Equity, Diversity, Community, and Cannabis Literacy.
Our team includes the nation’s most knowledgeable experts in cultivation and medical dispensing, along with professionals who are top of their fields in medical professions, security, agriculture, real estate, and the legal distribution of other highly controlled substances. We are a team of best-in-class executives and staff from within and outside the industry who share a passion for advancing cannabis products and retail experience at scale.
Our well-established company is growing rapidly and adding to our team of professionals and specialists. Our employees receive PTO, paid Sick Leave, medical, dental, vision and other leave benefits as part of our highly competitive compensation package. Join us as we build a great place to work, shop, and invest.
Holistic Industries is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
About the Job:
As Market Retail Buyer for Maryland and Missouri, you will be responsible for managing the multi-brand for Liberty retail stores in addition to Holistic Industries owned allocations in the market. You will oversee retail activations and events across the market retail store.
Build and maintain the multi-brand cannabis business in retail
Create Retail assortment plan across all categories (in partnership with internal, cross-functional partners: Retail Teams, Wholesale Partners, GP partners
Partner with Holistic brand partners to ensure Liberty dispensaries are always in stock and optimizing our internal brands to meet sales targets and brand awareness
Develops & maintains strong working relationships with 3rd party cultivators and manufacturers to purchase cannabis products for the market dispensaries. Known for being responsive, friendly, and always seeking mutual value.
Awareness of industry trends and new manufacturers, so you're able to identify the best new products to bring into Liberty dispensaries. Educate Retail Dispensary Managers on new products
Achieve sales and drive growth through sell-through and gross margin targets
Work with finance teams to establish and meet Open-To-Buy (OTB) and sales targets across retail based on sales trend and potential
Maintains a purchase and delivery schedule for both Holistic and 3rd party, ensuring our dispensaries are always stocked with appropriate days of supply.
Work with marketing team to ensure synergy between editorial content and retail assortment to create a customer experience
Coordinate monthly events to drive sales during peak opportunities (holidays, increased traffic, new brand and product launches, promotional cadence)
Enters purchase orders into appropriate systems in an accurate and timely manner.
Follows up on all late orders and upcoming shipments and completes balances as needed.
Completes all purchase order modifications including but not limited to delivery extensions, cancellations, and cost & retail changes.
Communicates with vendors via phone and email regarding PO modifications/changes, PO shipment statuses as well as any other inquiries.
All other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements of the Job: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, walking, standing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions, lifting up to 25 pounds without assistance, and lifting up to 75 pounds with assistance. May include walking or standing for extended periods of time, as well as stooping, bending over, and/or crouching. Ability to tolerate moderate to loud exposure to noise level. Exposure to artificial lights. Long periods of prolonged use of office equipment including computers and phones.
Regulations require that incumbent be at least 21 years of age and able to obtain and maintain state marijuana work credentials.
Required Knowledge and Skills
Bachelor's degree preferred, as well as 5-7 years' experience in retail buying
Strong analytical skills and financial acumen, with experience in managing an open to buy
Ability to be flexible to change and work in a dynamic environment
Proven track record for developing compelling product assortments in multiple categories
Experience working with manufacturing and product development teams
Extremely comfortable in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel