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S&P Sourcing /Procurement Manager

Location: Torrance, CA

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, 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.

Job purpose

Purchasing / Sourcing / Procurement manager to be responsible for the company’s end to end sourcing of products and services and managing vendors essential for our operations. In addition, the individual will be responsible for all phases of sourcing that require the skills necessary to identify cost saving opportunities, create competitive environments, creatively negotiate, generate contracts to assure seamless availability of all products to support the company objectives.

Duties and responsibilities

Include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Take overall responsibility for the strategic sourcing management goals of the company and implement action items to ensure that those goals are achieved
  • Expertise in Open and Closed System vaporizers and cartridges
  • Expertise in supply and packaging for the Dispensary Industry Including exit bags and child-proof packages.
  • Familiar with Vapes and Cartridges, and Batteries
  • Responsible for negotiations for best possible cost service guarantee and develop “win-win” strategies that achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers
  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models
  • Implement supplier agreements/contracts when beneficial by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions
  • Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers
  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and utilize emerging opportunities
  • Maintain and develop supplier relationships (trade shows, supplier meetings, conferences, etc.)
  • Participate in establishing short-term and long range planning and budget development of the company to support strategic business goals
  • Develop a supplier management program with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives
  • Establishes purchasing policies and ensures compliance within the department
  • Continuously improve productivity and efficiency of processes throughout the operational organization
  • Lead department to develop forecasts for future demand and place orders in a timely fashion based upon vendor lead-time
  • Develop and implement sourcing and supplier selection strategy domestically and internationally
  • Excess and Obsolescence management

Qualifications & Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years purchasing/strategic sourcing experience along with 3+ year’s relevant operations/supply chain experience
  • Experience with contract manufacturing vendors
  • Strong preference for some international sourcing experience
  • Strongly prefer some plastic part/component sourcing experience
  • Ability to manage projects and establish clear goals and accountabilties to ensure successful delivery (on time, within budget, meeting agreed upon success criteria)
  • Knowledge of the legal terminology and language related to supplier and/or vendor agreements and contracts
  • Advanced systems skills and working knowledge of MS Office, with advanced Excel knowledge
  • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Must participate and/or collaborate with Professional Associations in Purchasing/Material Management
  • This position will require bilingual skills in order to communicate with both domestic and international vendors. Excellent communication, negotiation and persuasion skills in English, Mandarin and Chinese.

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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