Associate Buyer

Green Thumb Industries

Erie, PA, USA

Full time

Sep 13

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The Role 

The Associate Buyer will have knowledge of cannabis and will utilize a successful track record ofbuying experience to enhance the GTI Pennsylvania Market. The Associate Buyer will be responsible for managing day-today purchasing activities that all drive towards the strategic goals of the organization: enhanced sales, enhancedmargins, and a world-class patient experience.


Curate a compelling assortment for the select categories for our dispensaries

Creates purchasing strategies that correlate to the financial goals of each dispensary

Develops strong relationships with suppliers of cannabis products to ensure consistent access to product for our patients

Anticipates potential problems and risks; generates ideas, insights and solutions to resolve potential problems. Proposes and executes solutions for issues identified during analysis of data

Establishes and maintains a reputation of credibility and responsiveness in the marketplace

Elicits critical information from vendors with regards to market trends and current buying activity of competitors and presents findings effectively

Responsible for managing the full lifecycle of buying product innovation, vendor meetings, costing negotiations, executive reporting, pricing analysis, promotional calendars, and product exit strategies

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

Manages all data entry for promotions and discounts

Understands the competitive landscape of the cannabis industry

Manage appropriate inventory levels to ensure dispensaries can exceed sales expectations

Assists Buyer and performs other ad hoc duties as needed


Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred, but not required

2-3 years’ experience in retail buying, merchandising, or planning

Intermediate proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Ability to gather / analyze data and to work with incomplete information

Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness 

Adapts and thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment 

Possesses a high level of critical thinking 

Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information 

Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Green Thumb 

Must have a solid understanding of the Cannabis laws, rules and regulations and passion to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws. 

Additional Requirements 

Must pass any and all required background checks  

Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry  

Must possess valid driver’s license 

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age 

Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry

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