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Purchasing Specialist
Posted on 3/1/2023
Joliet, IL, USA
Experience Level
  • , Cresco's national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry's first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry
  • 3-5 years of purchasing experience (manufacturing background preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Excel and Word
  • Associates Degree (preferred)
  • High level of organizational skill
  • Deadline driven and detail oriented
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all company departments and employees
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
  • Create and issue purchase EOQs (economic order quantities), ensuring accurate pricing and accountable for on time delivery
  • Collaborate with warehouse and Master Scheduler to proactively identify supply shortages, realigning the replenishment schedule as needed. Accountable for the revenue to the pack-out plan
  • Actively seek out and identify cost-out opportunities, presenting recommendations to management
  • Research and resolve product and/or receiving discrepancies partner with vendors on solutions to prevent future discrepancies
  • Develop and implement an efficient and accurate system to monitor open purchase orders
  • Own and analyze cycle count data to maintain accuracy levels at 80%
  • Expedite past-due purchase orders and communicate delivery schedules to the team
  • Identify optimal inventory levels leveraging WMS, vendor replenishment strategy, lead times for decision making
  • Provide COE with quarterly vendor performance (i.e. quality, late orders, shortages, etc)
  • Planning space in warehouses using ABC sku classification
  • Inventory and planning for all raw ingredients
  • Other duties to support production as assigned
Cresco Labs

1,001-5,000 employees

Cannabis and medical marijuana
Company Overview
Cresco Labs is on a mission to normalize, professionalize and revolutionize cannabis.