💰 DOE 🗓️ Full-time 🏷️ Supply Chain 📛 No license required
About our company
Lowell Herb Co. is one of the fastest growing, most talked about cannabis companies in the North America. Its signature product, LowellSmokes.com, is the number one selling pre-roll in California, available in over 350 dispensaries. Vanity Fair recently described Lowell as "The California family of farms that grows organic cannabis for green-minded consumers who value premium goods and sophisticated design."
Lowell Herb Co. is looking for a Supply Chain/Product Sourcing Manager that will be a key contributor across Operations who will drive significant value as the company continues to grow. The Supply Chain Manager will provide leadership to the Supply Planning, Purchasing (Direct Materials), Inventory Management, and Logistics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supply Planning and Purchasing
Understand inventory and service level objectives
Build a network of trustworthy vendors and suppliers (locally and internationally) including: printers, glass manufacturers, clothing designers and seamstresses, woodworkers and more.
Oversee development from conception and prototypes all the way to final production
Recommend new ideas and methods for construction and execution– if you have an idea we want to hear it!
Work with our creative leads to execute product development timelines, budgets and print-ready files for our vendors
Oversee prototypes, samples and general QA of products
Develop negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals
Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
Research new packaging options
Handle all importing logistics of samples and products
Support the implementation, training, use and improvement of supply planning / MRP software
Work closely with Technical Services Team to ensure on time delivery of new products and adherence to quality processes and procedures
Manage communications and transactional relationships with vendors and suppliers
Perform site visits to plants and distribution centers as needed
Manage Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO) targets while balancing service levels
Prevent / minimize slow moving and obsolete inventory
Develop timelines for inventory runouts and launches
Ensure all third parties are complying with company inventory policies, including proper rotation and tracking of lot numbers
Meet or exceed service levels at the lowest-possible cost.
Identify cost reduction tactics, methods and strategies to continually manage costs
Foster relationships with current carriers and/or brokers
Source new carriers/brokers and find best in class rates
Stay informed on industry developments and changes in regulations
Has a “by any means necessary” attitude
5+ years of sourcing and product development
You thrive under pressure and know how to manage multiple projects and requests at a time.
You feel comfortable sketching and have basic photoshop and illustrator skills that help visualize ideas for vendors.
You’re capable of providing precise measurements for our designers and vendors to work off of.
You’re scrappy and make things happen, no matter how crazy the idea is and don’t stop until it’s complete.
You have a rolodex full of vendors. We’re doing everything from custom packaging to custom clothing and need someone that can source and develop for both.
You’re an amazing communicator and great with people. This job will require lots of emails, phone calls and in-person meetings.
Extremely organized and detail oriented
You have a car (some travel will be required to meet with vendors)
Is someone who understands the big picture of a supply chain network, supply chain data structures, and loves making sense of it all
Is flexible with evolving needs, tight timelines, and willing to push for the impossible
BS/BA in Logistics, Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Mathematics, or a relevant field
We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Supply Chain Management: 5 years (Required)
Product Development: 5 years (Required)
United States (Required)
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