Purchasing Manager - Retail
Retail | California | 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:
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.
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.
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
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
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