Procurement Planner at Green Thumb

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The Role 

The Procurement Planner for GTI is responsible for purchasing, vendor management & research, contract negotiation and the day to day purchasing operations. You will develop operate plans to ensure GTI has the resources to support current forecasted business and projected growth to respond to current and emerging markets.

Responsibilities 
  • Partner with internal business partners to understand requirements for wholesale goods and ensure those requirements are met in vendor proposals and vendor selection
  • Execute purchasing for cultivation, processing & retail locations for raw materials, equipment & packaging
  • Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution,     communication, and mitigation of future potential problems
  • Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times
  • Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development
  • Manage the inter-company flow or materials between warehouse locations
  • Create reporting tools to enhance the visibility for procurement demands
  • Partner with external partners to build strategies and procure materials to support the company high growing, fast paced demand
  • Ensure compliance with company procurement and internal control policies, processes, and standards
  • Develop effective negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals
  • Estimate risks and apply risk mitigation techniques
  • Discover and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
Qualifications  
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field: business, supply chain, materials management, engineering
  • 2+ years’ experience in manufacturing or CPG procurement operations
  • Hands-on expertise developing and implementing programs for cost reduction, supplier performance management and inventory reduction.
  • APICS or Supply Chain Certification is preferred
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness 
  • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment 
  • Possesses a high level of critical thinking 
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information 
  • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb 
  • Must have a solid understanding of the Cannabis laws, rules and regulations and passion to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws. 
Additional Requirements 
  • Must pass any and all required background checks  
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry  
  • Must possess valid driver’s license 
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age 
  • Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry 
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Location

Green Thumb is located in River North, a short walk from the Chicago Brown Line and near the Ohio expressway entrance.

What are Green Thumb Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
GTI offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees to be used on transit and ride sharing apps!
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
GTI has a 420 Happy Hour which occurs on a monthly basis hosted by rotating team members who create a theme-based event.
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