Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry.
Cresco aims to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Their operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, they will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market they move in to.
Cresco Labs is seeking a Purchasing Manager to join our Supply Chain team in Mendota, CA. The Purchasing Manager will have responsible for all fulfillment related purchasing activities including managing and directing the activities of in-market Purchasing Coordinator(s). The position will work closely with our suppliers and warehouse team to maintain optimal inventory levels and support production continuity to include sourcing and purchase of biomass. The Purchasing Manager is also responsible for identifying best-cost solutions for direct and indirect purchasing needs and collaborating cross-functionally, when necessary, to facilitate material replenishment.
CORE JOB DUTIES
- Manage and direct all fulfillment related purchasing activities within the California market for Cresco to include all Purchasing Coordinators within the market.
- Create and issue purchase orders, ensuring accurate pricing and delivery detail
- Collaborate with warehouse and production teams to proactively identify supply shortages, realigning the replenishment schedule as needed
- Actively seek out and identify cost-out opportunities, presenting recommendations to management
- Identify potential new sources for direct and indirect materials including biomass
- Research and resolve product and/or receiving discrepancies
- Develop an efficient and accurate system to monitor open purchase orders
- Expedite past-due purchase orders and communicate delivery schedules to the team
- Track and report out on inventory levels and supplier performance
- Other duties to support production as assigned
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS
- 3-5 years of purchasing experience (manufacturing background preferred) with 1-2 years of managerial experience.
- Demonstrated understanding of the California cannabis market and biomass providers
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient in MS Office, specifically Excel and Word
- Associates Degree (preferred)
- High level of organizational skill
- Deadline driven and detail oriented
- Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all company departments and employees
- Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
- Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry