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Purchasing Manager - Retail

Retail | California | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

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:

The Purchasing Manager - Retail will work directly with Retail Market Director(s) and General Manager(s) of dispensaries to source products for sale in our retail locations, serving as the main point of contact with vendors. The Purchasing Manager - Retail will also assist with in-store events as necessary, and maintain a current knowledge of trending products in their region, and in the cannabis industry in general. 

  • Manage sourcing and procurement of third-party and in-house products for retail locations in accordance with company policies and budgetary restrictions  

  • Negotiate competitive pricing and vendor-supported promotions  

  • Work closely with Retail Market Director(s) to establish competitive pricing for retail locations  

  • Track and analyze market trends  

  • Perform vendor, brand, and product analyses  

  • Be informed on new product drops and trends in the cannabis industry 

  • Assists with scheduling vendor pop-ups 

  • Assist with returns of defective third-party product for credit  

  • Have a clear understanding of local labeling and packaging regulations and requirements  

  • Identify opportunities to improve purchasing processes, delivery times, and vendor relations  

  • Source training and display material from vendors to provide to the training and visual merchandising teams 

  • Assist with purchasing non-cannabis items, such as accessories, as needed 

  • 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. 

About You:  

General:

  • Due to state regulations, qualified candidates for this position must be at least 21 years of age and able to pass a background check – certain criminal convictions may disqualify candidates based on state marijuana licensing regulations.

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, or related fields, preferred 

  • 4+ years of purchasing experience  

  • Experience sourcing and negotiating product pricing 

  • Proven ability to effectively manage communication between teams  

  • Solid understanding of retail store economics, and the ability to interpret and act on store sales data 

  • Experience in the cannabis industry  

Technological Skills:  

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 

  • Inventory software and online retail ordering 

Required Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, ethics, and cultural awareness 

  • Resourceful, problem-solving aptitude and thorough knowledge of business operations procedures and policies   

  • Strong detail-oriented and resourceful mindset 

  • Precise math skills 

  • Organizational skills 

  • Multi-task oriented 

  • Stress management/composure 

  • Demonstrated passion to serving the cannabis community and passing product knowledge 

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills 

  • Meticulous planning skills 

  • Ability to build and foster community and organizational relationships 

  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information 

  • Able to work non-standard hours and weekend schedule