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Store Inventory Assistant - The Apothecarium Castro

Inventory | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About The Apothecarium


The Apothecarium, founded in 2011, is a full-service medical and recreational cannabis dispensary with three California locations in San Francisco, and new dispensaries in Berkeley and Capitola opening in 2020. Las Vegas, Pennsylvania and New Jersey are also home to The Apothecarium dispensaries.


The Apothecarium prides itself on giving customers access to a wide variety of appropriately priced cannabis products in a safe, well-appointed setting. Recognizing that consumers need accurate, trusted and helpful cannabis information, The Apothecarium prioritizes customer service and cannabis education. We believe in, invest in, and deliver, skilled and trained cannabis consultations and consumer experiences that enhance and enrich our customers’ lives and wellness. Currently, The Apothecarium services the greater Bay Area through brick-and-mortar retail, online pre-ordering and home delivery.


Work Environment & Culture


The Apothecarium has carefully cultivated a work environment in which our team members are always challenged to grow personally and professionally. Our company is determinedly progressive, creative and intelligent. We nurture these qualities by employing people who share our passion for medical and recreational cannabis, innovation, and active participation in the communities we serve.


Our company culture is unique, distinguished by an uncommon blend of courtesy, compassion, and intellectual energy. We seek those who can bring diverse life experiences and inspired ideas to our work and neighbors who count on us. We raise our bar high at The Apothecarium to set the example of what a cannabis dispensary should be.

About This Role

The Inventory Assistant is responsible for executing daily inventory tasks under the guidance of the Inventory Lead in strict compliance with all state laws and standard operating procedures of The Apothecarium. The Apothecarium’s inventory department offers our members a reliable selection of high-quality products in a comfortable, professional setting, where our commitment to sustainable operations is demonstrated by exemplary business practices that protect people and the environment. The Inventory Assistant maintains cycle counts, prepares menus, and responds to requests for product on the dispensary floor at the direction of the Inventory Lead.

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent in professional and life experience

  • Must be authorized to live and work in the U.S.

  • Applicants may be required to take a background check after a conditional offer is made. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

  • Must be at least 21 years old

  • Must speak/write English proficiently

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience working in inventory highly desirable

  • Experience working in retail experience highly desirable

  • Experience working in medical services/health & wellness industry highly desirable

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform opening and closing inventory duties

  • Execute service area preparations and store set up daily

  • Prepare menu updates and printing for dispensary floor

  • Maintain suitable inventory levels throughout daily operation

  • Fulfill inventory requests from Patient Consultants and Team Leaders

  • Assist with the intake process by checking in deliveries against manifest & invoices to ensure accuracy

  • Assist with data entry and regular maintenance of products and inventory levels in POS systems

  • Audit product data and product laboratory test results to ensure accuracy

  • Conduct daily, weekly and monthly cycle inventory audits

  • Maintain and cultivate a professional and positive relationship with our vendors

  • Assist with all inventory receipt, storage and distribution as needed 

  • Execute checks of packaging and labeling for products as needed

  • Assist in troubleshooting inventory discrepancies

  • Assist with return & exchange logistics with consultants as needed

  • Maintain a positive, caring attitude, and treat customers/co-workers with respect and sensitivity

  • Provide feedback and suggestions to Inventory Lead and Control Manger to continuously improve the customer and employee experience

  • Use discretion with sensitive and confidential security and business information


Additional Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment

  • Employee works in a busy retail store with moderate to high noise levels.

Physical Requirement

  • Stand constantly

  • Sit constantly

  • Walk frequently

  • Reach and twist/turn with hands and arms

  • Climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Rate of Pay

  • Excellent Benefits Package (Health, Dental, Vision, Life & 401K)

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Staff Discounts

  • Commuter Benefits (partially company sponsored)

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for personnel so classified. 

The Apothecarium is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Apothecarium is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability, citizenship or veteran status. We will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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