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Procurement Manager

CannabizTeam - Los Angeles, CA

Our client, a vertically integrated seed-to-sale cannabis company which operates in the Los Angeles area is seeking a Procurement Manager to build their operations from the ground up.

Reporting to the SVP of Procurement and Distribution, this role will be responsible for developing and executing the project plans required to identify and support suppliers for new product launches.


  • Identifying suppliers to support new product launches. This is inclusive of Packaging components and Raw materials.

  • Negotiating with suppliers to deliver cost savings while maintaining quality and service.

  • Challenge conventional ingredient sourcing practices by developing strategic relationships directly with growers and manufacturers of ingredients instead of relying on distributors.

  • Develop cost analyses and strategies leading to the reduction of total economic costs: Plan and manage RFQ events for Ingredients.

  • Execute special projects as assigned by senior management.

  • Ensuring that raw materials and components meet specifications and are available to support uninterrupted manufacturing.

  • Work with Marketing to develop new packaging options.

  • Work with manufacturing to ensure continuity of supply of raw materials and components and intervene when issues arise.

  • Project management all new product launches. Coordinate cross functionally with Marketing, Sales, Operations, Finance, and R&D to launch new products on time and within parameters (such as budget).

  • Develop tracking tools to measure project progression and call out risks to achieving key milestones. Inform and escalate as necessary as issues arise that may jeopardize project timing.

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects.

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.


  • Knowledge of Cannabis Industry and industry suppliers.

  • 3-5 Solid knowledge of procurement and supply chain operations.

  • Self-starter, able to work in matrix organizations.

  • Ability to multi-task and work in extremely fast paced environment

  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Prior ERP system implantation experience a plus. Knowledge of SAP preferred

COMPENSATION: Based on Experience Plus Benefits

If this sounds like the position you have been waiting for, please apply using the online application or the link below - all inquiries are strictly confidential. Our focus is to assist you to make your best next career move, and we will not use your information for any other purpose.

CannabizTeam is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Ind-123

Posted On: Monday, March 2, 2020
Compensation: Based on Experience

Tagged: Operations

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