Purchasing Agent and Commodity Manager

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: US

Company: Trulieve

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“Trulieve Grows One Patient at a Time”

If you have an interest in being part of one of the fastest growing industries in the nation in you may consider wanting to work for Trulieve! If you have a desire to help others in need through your efforts, this may be the role for you! 

At Trulieve, we strive to bring our patients the relief they need in a product they can trust. Our plants are hand-grown in an environment specially designed to reduce unwanted chemicals and pests, keeping the process as natural as possible at every turn.

Our products are designed to alleviate seizures, severe and persistent muscle spasms, pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and other symptoms associated with serious medical conditions such as cancer.

Our specially trained staff works hand-in-hand with physicians to provide the right products and the correct dosage to ensure patients get the compassionate care they need.

To learn more about our company, please visit our website; 

https://www.trulieve.com

 

 

Requisition ID:  8845 

 

Remote Work Available: Yes 

Job Description:

Our company seeks a charismatic, self-motivated Purchasing Agent / Commodity Lead.  This individual will lead a commodity team that will research, strategically source, evaluate, and purchase products to meet our daily operational needs. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage a team of Commodity based Purchasing Agents to support departmental and operational goals.
  • The Commodity Manager will be responsible for the distribution and management of workloads amongst their direct reports, while overseeing and assisting in daily activities as required.
  • The Commodity Manager shall be responsible for conducting regular open order report reviews with the assigned commodity team, provide support to the team as required, and submit weekly status reports on behalf of the team.
  • Lead, oversee, and evaluate team strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements.  Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities.
  • Handle correspondence concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates and prices, and report such changes to the interested parties in a timely manner as required.
  • Seek new suppliers based on best price, quality, availability, reliability, and customer support.
  • Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completeness.
  • Issue bid requests to several potential vendors and suppliers
  • Resolve receiving error issues in database.
  • Maintain accuracy of Item Master data within SAP, including lead-time, pricing, current supplier information, thorough purchase order data, etc.
  • Update Purchase Orders with current delivery information
  • Coordinate Product Change Notification Process
  • Develop relationships with suppliers to resolve delivery and quality concerns and obtain documents as required.

Goals of position:

  • Lead and motivate direct reports to excel in all procurement activities.
  • Monitor performance and provide support as required.
  • Contribute to the integrity of company purchases through verification and maintenance of all required purchasing documents; {contracts, vendor set up, etc.}
  • Maintain the database such that all users are informed of item status and reporting tools are used at maximum utility; {inventory trace, adjustments, ongoing maintenance}
  • Expand bandwidth of Purchasing Team through added vendor vetting and obtaining samples as directed.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • BA or BS in Business Administration, Operations Planning or a related field; MBA, CPM, or APICS certification desirable.
  • 5+ years of related procurement experience including purchasing, inventory control, contract negotiation, supply management, supplier relationships.
  • Knowledge of MRP systems and processes, preferably SAP
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of purchasing procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Contract manufacturing experience beneficial
  • Self-motivated and pro-active
  • Observant, analytical, inquisitive, and attentive
  • Ability to respond consistently with a high degree of initiative to resolve issues or complex problems that may arise.
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills, strong listening, and presentation skills
  • Efficient organization and time-management skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult situations.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with all employees.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure.

Physical requirements:

  • Stand, walk, bend, stoop, sit at a desk; Lift up to 40lbs.
  • Ability to type and operate standard office equipment daily.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age (state law requirement)
  • Must be able to successfully complete a comprehensive background screening.
  • Must be available to travel, as required.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.   A comprehensive benefits package including paid time off is offered with this position. This position will work an average of 40 hours per week and will be available “after hours” if an emergency situation should arise.

We are an EOE company      

Salary will be commensurate with experience.   A comprehensive benefits package including paid time off is offered with this position. This position will work an average of 40 hours per week and will be available “after hours” if an emergency situation should arise.

Trulieve provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.