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Purchasing Manager

Boston, MA

The Purchasing Manager (Massachusetts), reporting directly to the VP of Planning, should possess a minimum of three years of experience within the cannabis industry, demonstrating in-depth expertise in strains, concentrates, and edibles. Leveraging a proven track record in procurement, the successful candidate will contribute to achieving the company's sales and margin objectives. Responsibilities include overseeing daily purchasing activities, developing strategic promotions, cultivating supplier relationships, and delivering an exceptional customer experience.

As the Purchasing Manager, you'll be at the forefront of our operations, leading the charge in sourcing and managing a diverse range of cannabis products. Your expertise in strains, concentrates, and edibles will be crucial in driving our sales and margin objectives.

Location: This position is Remote with travel as needed; the ability to commute to our MA dispensary locations is required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and management of purchasing cannabis products in retail stores.
  • Execute the full scope of the purchasing and buying process from sourcing, arranging vendor meetings, product evaluation and cost analysis to deliver sales and margin goals.
  • Acts in accordance with the mission statement of right product, right place, right time, at the right volume.
  • Responsible for regular assortment productivity analysis and makes recommendations to improve sales and margin.
  • Monitors inventory levels and suggests appropriate actions to maintain appropriate Days of On Hand by category and actively manages unproductive inventory.
  • Develop strong relationships with vendors of cannabis products and ensure that we have uninterrupted access to industry-leading product at competitive prices.
  • Maintain an organized calendar of deliveries, payouts, on-site vendor meetings, product education meetings.
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand, responsible for communicating forecasted need by sku to the cultivation/production facilities.
  • Ensure vendor compliance with licensing obligations, delivery procedures, and payment handling.
  • Assist with developing purchasing team as needed.
  • Collaborate and maintain partnership with General Managers and other team members in the region or state.
  • Knowledge of inventory control systems in regulated cannabis markets


  • Bachelor's degree or 3+ years' experience in lieu of degree, in a supervisory or management role in a retail setting, specifically with POS business operations, Purchasing, Inventory control systems and strong retail business acumen.
  • 3+ years of Cannabis purchasing experience, MSO experience a plus.
  • Ability to travel to MA stores as needed.
  • Understanding of applicable state and local laws and regulations as they pertain to the industry, personnel law, safety regulations, local municipal codes and organizational rules, regulations, directives, and standard operating procedures.
  • Team player, ability to problem-solve, self-motivated and strong work ethic.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven negotiation skills.
  • Must have excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Expert knowledge of Excel and Power BI a plus.
  • Must be and remain compliant with any and all regulatory requirements for working in the cannabis industry.
  • Must be able to obtain and retain a Registered Agent Card issued by the state of operation.

Ascend Wellness Holdings (AWH) is a vertically integrated cannabis cultivator, processor and provisioning center operator with assets in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. We seek to foster a robust and inclusive cannabis industry through a premium, unmatched customer-focused retail experience.

We are looking to build a world-class team that will help carry out our mission of helping to shape the future of cannabis as a leading healthcare solution. We are committed to improving the quality of our patient's lives by offering unrivaled quality, consistency and meticulously curated products that satisfy our customers unique, individual needs.

When it comes to customer service experience, our dispensaries will set a new standard of excellence, emphasizing health and wellness by a highly knowledgeable team. A team that is committed to our values, our people, and our communities; we are looking for people who are inspired by our vision and stay dedicated to our mission as we continuously expand.

EEO Statement

Ascend Wellness Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer and celebrate the population of differences and does not discriminate in its hiring / hiring practices, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nothing in this job specification restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Critical features of this job are described under various headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. The above statements are strictly intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

70,000-80,000 per year - Base + Bonus - Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Cellphone/Internet Stipend, 401K

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