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Director of Global Supply Chain

Location: Torrance, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Greenlane, founded in 2005 is the leading distributor of premium brands in the burgeoning head shop, smoke shop, and dispensary channels. We devise bespoke go-to-market solutions as well as sales and marketing strategies for the best products in the industry and aid their manufacturers at every turn of the product life cycle. We have operations in seven North American cities including five highly automated distribution centers. We also own and operate several leading e-commerce websites, and brick and mortar retail outlets. We work in a fast-paced and competitive industry that demands hard work and dedication, but we have built a unique company culture that allows our growing team of more than two hundred to support our success, each other, and surpass our goals all while having fun.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including healthcare and 401k with match, plus perks like a gym membership, super healthy snacks made fresh daily, and more. Greenlane promotes from within, allowing driven candidates the ability to earn progressive roles and responsibilities.

We are looking for a Director of Global Supply Chain with experience sourcing in Asia to refine our overall global supply chain strategy.  This is a highly visible position reporting directly to the COO with global interaction with all levels of business and will work with Operations, Finance, HR, IT, and Procurement to improve our existing capabilities as well as lead new enhancements. The ideal candidate will have history purchasing supply and packaging (bags & bottles) as well as experience building an international team for QA/QC and sourcing. The Director of Global Supply Chain will be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the supply chain strategy and will make the final decision on critical areas that will have an impact on the operating profit. They will be solely responsible for providing a cost effective, reliable and high-quality source of raw material supply.


Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Forecast planning and inventory management of all packaging products in the pipeline, both internal and acquired through partnership agreements. In addition, provide Forecast planning and inventory control of all intermediates and final products.
  • Establish, oversee and manage the Supply Chain Group sufficient to communicate both internally and externally Master Production Schedules for products relevant to domestic and international markets. This includes a Master Production Forecast / Plan for all products.
  • Ensure that Supply Chain is in compliance with all supply and distribution Corporate policies and that all Company products comply with Federal, local and international laws and accepted practices of supply and distribution of goods, both for import and export of packaging products.
  • Establish key Supply Chain interfaces with Operations, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Sales & Marketing and Financial Planning and Analysis ensuring sufficient inventory, demands and Forecasts are aligned at both the operational and revenue levels.
  • Develop and prepare long and short-range Supply Plans, including strategic make vs. buy analyses and capital investment plans.
  • Negotiate, create, review and oversee Supply Agreements and Contracts with vendors and partners.
  • Partner and collaborate with other Senior Management to achieve and continually maintain maximum operational efficiency, intra and inter departmental coordination and initiative / projects prioritization.
  • Initiate and coordinate quality improvements, Operational Excellence techniques, business process design, budget analyses and cost reduction processes / programs sufficient to ensure that the most effective "best practices" are in place.
  • Prepare management reports, metrics, presentations, KPI’s sufficient to communicate and measure functional area performance.
  • Provide expertise and oversight on the development, review, approval and follow-through of investigational new applications of regulatory submissions as they relate to packaging, labeling, shipping, and distribution of packaging supplies.
  • Development of procurement metrics for the facilitation of process improvement, streamlining of costs, and to increase the quality of procurement, logistics, and materials management functions


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience periodically visiting factories onsite in China for QA, QC, and production updates
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, or related field of study or equivalent and education in strategic leadership (Master’s degree preferred)
  • 5-10 years experience that includes operating in a manufacturing environment, materials planning, production control, purchasing, and forecasting
  • Experience with global projects and leading global teams required
  • APICS, Six Sigma, Lean, SAP, CPM certifications. ERP experience preferred
  • Technical knowledge of logistics, purchasing, materials management, and sales operations


By applying for this role, I understand that if I’m offered a position with the company I will be required to submit to the pre-employment aptitude testing, and background screening as a condition of employment.

Greenlane provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Greenlane complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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