MRO - Buyer

Green Thumb Industries

Danville, PA, USA

Full time

Sep 13

The Role 

The MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations) Buyer for GTI is responsible for purchasing, vendor management & research, contract negotiation and the day to day purchasing operations.  You will develop operate plans to ensure GTI has the resources to support current forecasted business and projected growth to respond to current and emerging markets.  


Purchase’s materials, equipment, supplies, and services of a specialized or complex nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures. 

Negotiate optimum pricing, terms, and timely procurement of MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) consumables and supplies 

Manage the MRO crib and the workers assigned to MRO crib duties 

Work with Maintenance and Production to ensure MRO crib is effectively utilized 

Maintain up to date MRO purchasing files 

Coordinate, control, and follow-up all goods returned for credit, repair, or replacement 

Align MRO requirements across multi-sites utilizing E-Maintenance to ensure availability to support production operations. 

Assist other departments with consumable inventory practices to reflect cost savings.  Monitor effectiveness and revise as required. 

Reconcile variances between purchase orders and invoices 

Identify, plan, and develop projects which reflect continuous improvement and offer cost savings to the division 

Request’s cycle counts as required with applicable follow up and problem solving for MRO components 

Coordinate/schedule completion of supplier surveys as required 

Work with corporate purchasing in supplying requested information, participation in meetings, conference calls, roll out of corporate initiatives, etc. 

Understands, utilizes, and submits suggestions for improvement to departmental procedures 

Request and ensure receipt of SDS for all purchase products 

Review service contracts, rental, and maintenance agreements, renegotiate, award and/or renew as required 

Maintain up to date service contracts and records 

Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions, investigates, and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests and reviews quotations. 

Awards jobs to vendors. Contact’s vendors to arrange transportation of purchases. 

Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate. 

Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, engineering, and maintenance departments to maintain inventory. 

Monitors the cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. 

May authorize the payment of invoices or return of merchandise. 

Provides timely disposition of non-conforming materials and maintains supplier performance measurements based on quality products, deliveries, and services. 

Works closely with plant leadership team to maximize schedule attainment. 

Coordinates with the manufacturing operations to actively manage the needs based on the production schedule. 

Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution,  communication, and mitigation of future potential problems 

Monitor’s manufacturing system transactions for accuracy and works with leaders to correct discrepancies and eliminate the fundamental causes of problems. 

Coordinate’s material delivery with SOP Planner to support manufacturing schedule.  May examine material delivered to production to verify conformance to specifications. 

Collects and assembles statistical data on demand patterns, usage, etc. 

Contacts Team Leads and Department Supervisors relative to availability of materials, delays, changing orders and handling problems in order to meet the production plan.  

Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedule to meet unforeseen conditions. 

Recalculates  and reviews MRO inventory, as needed, by analyzing trends in demand, changes in lead time, minimum order quantities, standard packs, and safety stock levels. 

Assists and/or performs in any and all areas as assigned and may work any and all shifts/days as required. 

Partner with internal business partners across all sites to understand different MRO requirements and ensure those requirements are met in vendor proposals and vendor selection 

Create reporting tools to enhance the visibility for procurement demands  

Partner with external partners to build strategies and procure materials to support the company high growing, fast paced demand 

Establish and maintain a high level of communication and effective working relationships with suppliers and peers 

Complies with relevant Quality and Environmental programs  

Complies with all Health and Safety programs in accordance with OSHA. Follows and ensures Company procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed. 

Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Conducts themselves in a professional manner 

Keeps work area clean and tidy 

Other duties as required 


Bachelor s degree in related field or 5 years’ experience in related field; business, supply chain, materials management, engineering 

2+ years’ experience in manufacturing or CPG procurement operations  

Hands-on expertise developing and implementing programs for cost reduction, supplier performance management and inventory reduction. 

APICS or Supply Chain Certification is preferred 

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, start-up, fast-paced environment. 

Superior communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, non-verbal, written), with the ability to build relationships at all levels, both internally and externally. 

Possesses a high level of critical thinking. 

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

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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