Procurement Planner

About Green Thumb Industries:
Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, is dedicated to providing dignified access to cannabis while giving back to the communities in which they serve. GTI manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Rythm, Dogwalkers, The Feel Collection, incredibles and Beboe, among others. The company also owns and operates rapidly growing national retail cannabis stores called Rise™ and Essence. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, GTI has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 95 retail locations and operations across 12 U.S. markets. Established in 2014, GTI employs approximately 1,400 people and serves thousands of patients and customers each year. GTI was named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business. More information is available at GTIgrows.com.
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
  • 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, start-up, fast-paced environment.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, non-verbal, written), with the ability to build relationships at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Possesses a high level of critical thinking.
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information.

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.

At GTI we believe that our corporate community should be a reflection of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity across race, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, experience, and thought—not only because it is right, but because it makes us better. Our mission—the right to wellness—informs our commitment to champion economic opportunities in communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through employment and community involvement. GTI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
We can't wait to meet you.

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Location

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

What are Green Thumb Industries (GTI) 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
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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