Procurement Manager - Logistics

Job Description

Posted on: 
May 11, 2022

About LeafLink
LeafLink is the largest unified B2B cannabis platform, providing licensed cannabis businesses a suite of tools to manage their business more effectively, sell or order from their favorite brands and accelerate growth. We are one platform, one solution and we're defining the way thousands of cannabis brands, distributors and retailers streamline their operations. With thousands of brands and retailers across 30+ markets in North America, we are setting the industry standard for how cannabis businesses grow together. LeafLink processes more than $4.4 billion in wholesale cannabis orders annually.
Our team, backed by funding from leading VC's, including Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Nosara Capital, and Lerer Hippeau is poised to define the cannabis supply chain through technology. LeafLink was named one of Inc. 5000's 'Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies', one of Built In NYC's 'Best Places to Work in 2021', as well as one of Fast Company's 'Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise for 2020', joining the ranks of Amazon, Slack, and VMWare - and we're just getting started!

The Role
LeafLink is seeking a Procurement Manager to join the Logistics team, one of the newest departments within the company. As a Procurement Manager on the Logistics team, you will be responsible for both the procurement strategy and ongoing analysis of physical assets required to enable our logistics operations. You are capable of diving into a complex business operation with a footprint in multiple markets. You will be expected to execute research, manage contract negotiations, and forecast needs and supply across a range of categories including but not limited to totes, scanners, labels, vehicles, warehouse equipment and more. You do not hesitate to roll up your sleeves to investigate data and source of truth, as needed. You can successfully interpret incoming asks to determine feasibility, develop plans for solutioning, identify which are most critical to the goals of the team and business, and effectively communicate these back to stakeholders.

- Build relationships with current vendors and identify vendor partners for a 2-4 year horizon.
- Partnering with stakeholders and team leads to develop a deep understanding of the business in order to create both a short-term and long-term asset procurement strategy.
- Conduct business review meetings with key stakeholders to assess risk, review future strategies, and identify cost down and improvement opportunities.
- Establish a framework for grading existing vendor relationships while seeking additional vendors.
- Conduct cost analyses and set benchmarks for improvement
- Work with cross functional stakeholders to establish the necessary infrastructure for asset visibility and throughput in all markets and for all product types.
- Perform analysis as needed to identify opportunities and suggest solutions based on findings.
- Clearly communicate your findings to a range of stakeholders to inform and educate them.
- Developing risk management procedures to mitigate losses in the event of product shortages

- 2-3 years experience working as a buying manager of physical assets and working in supply chain operations.
- 3-5 years experience working as a procurement manager and developing purchasing strategies
- Strong negotiation skills
- High level of proficiency with Excel/Google Sheets. Experience leveraging SQL is a plus.
- Working knowledge of the cannabis industry a plus
- Degree in supply chain, engineering, science, statistics, economics, finance, or related technical field.
- Ability to write and present concise and structured stories through PowerPoint/Google Slides
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced growth business with many collaborators.
- Ability to travel to meet with suppliers as needed

- Flexible PTO to give our employees a little extra R&R when they need it
- Competitive compensation and 401k
- Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision)
- Commuter Benefits through a Flexible Spending Account
- A robust stock option plan to give our employees a direct stake in LeafLink's success

LeafLink's employee-centric culture has earned us a coveted spot on BuiltInNYC's Best Places to Work for in 2021 list. Learn more about LeafLink's history and the path to our First Billion in Wholesale Cannabis Orders here.


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