Purchasing Assistant

Bloom Medicinals - Cameron, MO 64429

Job details Salary $40,000 - $45,000 a year Job Type Full-time Number of hires for this role 1 Full Job Description

Bloom Medicinals is one of the country's largest family-owned cannabis companies. We provide safe, effective, top-quality cannabis products that improve patients’ lives. Currently licensed in five states to grow, manufacture and/or dispense medical marijuana products for adult and pediatric patients, we are expanding rapidly as we continue to earn new state licenses and gain recognition as a trusted resource in this evolving space.

We are currently seeking an Purchasing Assistant. The Purchasing Assistant’s primary responsibility is to assist the Junior and Senior Purchasing Agents and Head of Procurement & Materials Management with purchasing related activities to gain knowledge of Bloom Medicinals purchasing practices and strategic purchasing initiatives. After mastering the basics of the purchasing process and the steps involved to place orders, the Purchasing Assistant will gain experience in developing vendor relationships by communicating with and placing repeat orders with a select group of vendors. The Purchasing Assistant will also be responsible for updating reports daily, and completing purchasing related tasks for all levels of the department.

Other duties will include reconciling delivery discrepancies. Following up with vendors to correct purchase orders, vendor invoices and manifests before forwarding them to Accounting for payment. They will also collect supplier data to monitor supplier performance and issue monthly scorecards to vendors. The Purchasing Assistant will be available to cover for the Junior & Senior Purchasing Agents when required. As with all members of the Purchasing team, the Purchasing Assistant must be available after hours to address operational emergencies.

This role contains the following duties and responsibilities and is not intended to be all inclusive:

  • Be professional, ethical and a true ambassador for Bloom Medicinals in all internal and external interactions
  • Responsible for gathering data and keeping records up to date
  • Running reports and distribution
  • Understand company needs based on stock, inventory, projects and plans as well as the understanding of general sales and market trends according to retail store preferences
  • Develop successful relationships with suppliers, distributors and manufacturers while ensuring that the best selling products are always in stock
  • Be able to take direction and be flexible in daily job requirements
  • Work closely with other employees
  • Have a calm and respectful demeanor with all those you interact with
  • Work independently on tasks until the job is complete
  • Execute and enforce company policies
  • Be an engaged team member
  • Be prepared and willing to fill in for coworkers when needed
  • Be detailed and organized in every aspect
  • Be clean and neat
  • Be a problem solver
  • Be proactive in all affairs
  • Be a champion for making continuous operating improvements
  • Monitor stock levels and identify purchasing needs
  • Research potential vendors
  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery
  • Update internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts)
  • Maintain updated records of invoices and contracts
  • Follow up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change orders
  • Liaise with intake staff to ensure all products arrive in good condition

Path for Advancement (Junior Buyer):

  • Master all daily tactical purchasing responsibilities
  • Create and update reports with precision
  • Work through difficult situations with vendors to achieve acceptable results
  • Place routine orders with excellence
  • Begin to recognize opportunities that benefit Bloom
  • The typical career advancement for a Purchasing Assistant is Junior Purchasing Agent, Senior Purchasing Agent, Purchasing Supervisor, Head of Procurement & Materials Management, Executive opportunities.

Salary - $40,000-$45,000

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location

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