Procurement Planner

Green Thumb Industries

Chicago, IL, USA

Full time

Oct 16

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Job Title: Procurement Planner 

Reports: Director, Procurement 

Department: Procurement, Supply Chain 

FLSA: (Exempt, Full Time) 

Location: HQ 


 The Role 

The Procurement Planner 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.  


Partner with internal business partners to understand requirements for wholesale goods and ensure those requirements are met in vendor proposals and vendor selection 

Execute purchasing for cultivation, processing & retail locations for raw materials, equipment & packaging  

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

Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times  

Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development  

Manage the inter-company flow or materials between warehouse locations 

Create reporting tools to enhance the visibility for procurement demands  

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

Ensure compliance with company procurement and internal control policies, processes, and standards 

Develop effective negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals 

Estimate risks and apply risk mitigation techniques 

Discover and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers 


Bachelor's degree in a relevant 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 


Our Mission: To promote well-being through the power of cannabis. 

We’re humble—We prefer quiet confidence and don’t shout about our success. 

We’re hardworking—We put our heads down and get the job done. 

We’re grateful—Working in our industry is a privilege and an act of service. 

We’re transparent—Honest and open communication keeps us healthy as an organization. 

We’re collaborative—And believe good ideas can come from anywhere. 

We have a growth mindset—One that’s grounded in well-being. 


At GTI we believe that our corporate community should be a reflection of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity across race, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, experience, and thought—not only because it is right, but because it makes us better. Our mission—the right to wellness—informs our commitment to champion economic opportunities in communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through employment and community involvement. GTI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. 


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