Purchasing Manager – Hydroponics & Indoor Gardening Retail: Denver, CO
A rapidly growing retail hydroponics store chain is seeking a qualified purchasing manager. The position requires financial responsibility for large retail outlet stores across the United States. Additionally, the purchasing manager must be able to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spending related to hydroponics and indoor gardening. By utilizing industry knowledge and networks, the job require discerning eye for “the deal” by lessening spending and maximizing profit.
Develops, leads, and executes purchasing strategies in conjunction with a purchasing team
Monitors, tracks, and reports on key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve overall company effectiveness in stores and outlets.
Consistently educate oneself on technological advancements and pricing within the fields of: lighting, environmental controllers, nutrients, grow mediums, fans, HVAC, greenhouses, etc.
Cultivates and maintains fruitful relationships with major hydroponics and indoor gardening manufacturing companies.
Crafts negotiation strategies and closes deals with optimal terms with key suppliers—focusing on quantity and logistics of deliveries.
Forecasts price and market trends to: identify changes in the buyer/seller relationship, predict future levels of retail demand in conjunction with seasonality as well as the legal standing of cannabis in specific locales.
Asses, manage, and mitigate risks for the overall supply chain function.
5 years of experience as a purchasing agent or officer strongly desired
Hydroponics/indoor gardening/cannabis industry experience required
Deep familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and related software
Experience with supplier relationships, negotiation, and networking
Ability to gather and analyze data and work with abstract figures
B.S. degree in business/finance/accounting strongly desired
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