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Purchasing Manager

Location: Boca Raton, FL

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: 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 six 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, 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 new roles and responsibilities. We look forward to meeting our newest creative and hardworking team member.

Job Purpose

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for managing all vendor replenishment activities including planning, organizing, monitoring and controlling all aspects of vendor purchasing to deliver in-stock and inventory objectives to achieve company Sales, GM, Inventory Turns, and GMROI goals. Works collaboratively throughout the organization, both domestically and internationally, to ensure that the right product, is available at the right location, at the right time. Leads purchasing team leveraging 3rd party demand solution technologies to manage and review vendor performance, inventory flows, and to identify, develop, and implement efficient purchasing programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Managing and mentoring a dynamic team of purchasing professionals in a fast-paced growing industry.
  • Establishing and maintaining measurable performance metrics for all levels of purchasing activities to include but not limited to supplier performance, fill rates, on-time delivery, supplier quality, order placement, buyer activity, and financial (AP) performance including sales, inventory turns, gross margin dollars, and GMROI.
  • Partner with the organization’s management in the evaluation and selection of vendors as well as the negotiation of purchase contracts or service level agreements.
  • Evaluates and develops processes to streamline the purchasing function.
  • Report to management the measurable status of progress and corrective actions as it pertains to supplier and inventory performance.
  • Ensure performance improvement and recovery plans are developed, issued, tracked and reported on as required.
  • Negotiate and execute with vendors, purchase order placement, item lead times, minimum orders, and all other facets related to purchasing products. Develop and negotiate corrective actions with non-performing vendors.
  • Compiles data from a wide variety of sources for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with a variety of policies, procedures, and goals.
  • Coordinates activities and functions for the purpose of ensuring best practices in purchasing.
  • Analyze trends, delivering upon change improvement opportunities that provide efficiency gains or financial savings with vendors.
  • Participate as an integral part of key presentations of vendor analyses, and other deliverables in support of the Senior Management team.
  • Subject matter expert providing key inputs for vendor analysis/scorecards to support corporate teams.
  • Develops an overall vendor base that creates and sustains a competitive advantage, utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spend, and leveraging of technologies.
  • Provides support to New Program Teams as required to meet target costs and establish program cost models.
  • Negotiates with vendors for the purpose of ensuring purchases are within budgeted requirements.
  • Performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing the productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager or designee.

Qualifications & Skills Required

  • 7-10 years of progressive experience in Purchasing & Sourcing with extensive experience in the manufacturing and wholesale industry, preferably in a strategic setting in a mid to large size organization.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to operate at both the tactical and strategic levels
  • Good understanding of packaging components and associated commodities.
  • Solid track record meeting inventory reduction targets
  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Production/Operations Management, or Engineering or equivalent business experience.
  • Must be proficient in working with and optimizing demand-driven software.
  • Strong computer skills, ideally with experience using Windows-based PC programs.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple group efforts within the company to achieve objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, with an awareness of deadlines.
  • Ability to identify processes needing improvement, and to recommend improvements.
  • Ability to manage, train, and develop purchasing staff.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.

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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