Emerging leader in the Michigan cannabis industries seeks a Regional Buyer to orchestrate all points of product buying in close partnership with Product Vision, Planning, Allocation, Procurement, Marketing, Retail Ops, Logistics, and Visual.
The Regional Buyer will be responsible for close partnerships internally and externally after collaborating with the Director of Retail, CEO, and Sr. VP of Corporate Development to progress and scale the business with the scope to include but not limited to placing new buys, chasing bestsellers, building replenishment opportunities, surfacing assortment opportunities, marketing coop/promo negotiation, and managing business reviews.
-Evaluates and progresses the product assortment in partnership with Product Vision, Planning, and Allocation -Manage & build key partnerships with vendor matrix to scale and progress business -Partners with Visual and Retail on managing the monthly floor-set execution; orchestrating delivery, communicating new vendor introductions, requesting samples, etc. -Partners with Retail for all price changes, promos, and product issues -Works with Retail on programming for budtender education and trainings -Adheres to existing purchasing policies, processes, and procedures; assists in managing/implementing procurement -Works within a given OpenToBuy to purchase goods and services -Works the PO Pipeline with Logistics to ensure PO/SKU prioritization -Ensures that products are delivered in a timely manner, and that the quality of the goods received is satisfactory; notifies staff and management of any delays and problems -Negotiates with vendors on cost, mode of shipping, and delivery timing -Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list if applicable; clarifying unclear items; recommending
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.
This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the corporate office.
This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
-Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred. 3-5 years of experience in Buying, Planning or similar role in the cannabis industry. -Has great verbal communications skills to negotiate discounts, plan promos, and maintain internal partnerships, and vendor relationships -Is fluent in retail math and able to deduce key actions from retail KPI’s -Has great prioritization and organizational skills -Has strong teamwork skills in order to work with several cross functional partners -Has experience driving an omni view of the business -Have no ego. You do what it takes to get a job done, you are curious and look for creative solutions to any issue -Enjoy a fast-paced, nimble environment -Have a good sense of humor and bring fun to work!
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