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CATEGORY MANAGER

This is your chance to be at the forefront of leading the charge to make Jushi the standard in multi-state cannabis operations. We are seeking a Category Manager for our National Procurement team headquartered in Boca Raton, FL. The Category Manager will be accountable for strategizing and executing procurement savings projects across their assigned category. He/she will work directly with business stakeholders and other procurement team members to execute sourcing projects that deliver continuous cost, performance, and process improvements. The Category Manager should be an expert in creating competitive environments and making business decisions rooted in data analytics.

 

THE TEAM:

We identify, evaluate, and acquire U.S.-based cannabis operations within each state to vertically integrate, produce, and distribute medical grade cannabis formulations in the United States offering patients and customers premium, high-grade cannabis and related products.

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Manage the fundamentals of sourcing and supplier engagement activities for assigned Category, including RFP/RFQ, spend pattern analysis, contract analysis and negotiations, bid evaluation, and supplier consolidation/rationalization
  • Develop measurable SLAs/KPIs
  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models and bench-marking analysis
  • Deliver against business objectives for internal clients and achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers - Supplier performance scorecard
  • Ensure the deployment of strategic purchasing through appropriate buying channels and preferred suppliers, driven by stakeholder requirements
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of respective supply markets, competitors, and product innovations
  • Provide guidance to internal stakeholders on procurement processes and maintaining procurement ethics
  • Identifying cost reduction and process improvement projects within the supply chain
  • Help lead and coach assigned procurement specialist

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or related field
  • 5 years proven experience as Category Manager or similar role ideally in CPG companies
  • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing, and negotiation tactics
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Expert knowledge in various procurement categories
  • Familiar with the Procure-to-pay cycle
  • Experience in Contract management
  • Operational experience with ERP systems
  • Extensive MS Office Suite experience including knowledge of Excel
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Strong people skills and written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve complex issues; know when to escalate
  • Impeccable attention to detail and time management
  • Ability to lead & work well with a team
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Financial analysis capabilities
  • Must be able to work independently with limited direction

 

WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER OUR EMPLOYEES AT JUSHI:

We offer benefit packages that may include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short, and Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and 401(k).

BONUS DUTIES YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Jushi is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

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