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Purchasing Agent

Company: Lazy River Products LLC
Location: Dracut
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

*MISSION STATEMENT*

_At Lazy River Products, it is our mission to be recognized as the Commonwealth's premier fully integrated cannabis-based Product Development Company._

_Our goal is to consistently deliver trusted small batch, craft quality products and exceptional service to our customers and the local communities for which we serve._

_At our core, we provide professional, compliant, and socially responsible standards that raise the bar and will be the new definition for excellence in the Cannabis Industry here in Massachusetts._

_We will always diligently work within each of the local communities we touch to help facilitate strategies to further enhance economic opportunity, build strong neighborhoods and provide a solid framework for quality growth and development._

_"Give Back, Grow, Succeed"_

*LRP Purchasing Agent Job Summary -*

The Purchasing Agent will collaborate with Retail, Marketing, and Operations Departments and is responsible for researching and purchasing products for resale to consumers at the wholesale level. This includes analyzing past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of product to determine value and yield. This position will achieve maximum sales growth and account penetration within the assigned territory including making sales calls, demonstrating the product, generating proposals, meeting, or exceeding sales quotas, keeping track of customer orders/shipments, and developing lasting relationships with clients, while staying compliant with State and local laws, rules, and regulations.

_*Qualifications*_*: *

*Experience -*

- Minimum of 1-year proven cannabis purchasing required.

- Minimum of 3 years of experience with retail Vendor Management is required; cannabis retail experience is a plus.

- Minimum of 5 years of customer relationship management experience is required.

- Knowledge and understanding of state and local cannabis laws and how they apply to the operations of Lazy River Products is required.

- Previous inventory experience is a plus.

- Experience with Leaf Logix, or other seed-to-sale POS experience is a plus.

*Education -*

- High school diploma or GED required.

- Associate degree in Business, Economics, or related field preferred.

- Proficiency with Windows 10 and basic computer navigation.

*Core Tasks and Responsibilities -*

* Manages the sourcing and purchasing of wholesale cannabis products and accessorie to supplement the Company offerings, maintain menu variety, and ensure consistent availability of product.
* Establishes, maintains, and expands relationships with wholesale suppliers to supplement menus and ensure competitive offerings for consumers; troubleshoots issues with partners on quality, packaging and barcodes, and sales performance.
* Performs analysis of market trends and competitor offerings to inform product selection, pricing, and sales performance to maximize profitability through margin and revenue analysis; provides periodic reports to company stakeholders.
* Performs analysis of customer suggestions and purchasing patterns through feedback from Customers and Retail departments.
* Coordinates with wholesale partners to obtain up to date product information to inform Marketing and promotional initiatives, menu updates.
* Coordinates with the Training and Education Coordinator to create QSGs and other staff training materials.
* Stays abreast of regulatory changes that affect Retail sales as well as Product Manufacturing requirements related to packaging and outgoing wholesale products.
* Critical thinking, sound decision making, and effective interpersonal communication skills.

- Builds reports to enhance decision making at all levels of the organization. Reports will include best sellers, promotional expectations, and dispensary performance.

- Additional duties as assigned.

*Physical Requirement/Work Environment -*

- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

- Must be able to regularly travel to trade shows and retail locations.

*Additional Requirements -*

- Must be 21 years of age or older and comply with all legal or company regulation requirements for working in the industry.

- Ability to work weekends and holidays.

- Reliable transportation.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Employee discount
* Flexible schedule
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Holidays
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Application Question(s):
* This position requires travel. Do you have your own reliable transportation?

Education:
* High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:
* proven Cannabis Purchasing: 1 year (Required)
* retail vendor management: 3 years (Required)
* customer relationship management: 5 years (Required)

Willingness to travel:
* 25% (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Lazy River Products LLC, Lowell , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Dracut, Massachusetts

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