Procurement Manager, Packaging

Location: Chicago, IL

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Job Posted
Jun 10, 2024
Company: Green Thumb Industries

Company & Role Overview


The Role


  • Undertakes day-to-day, full-cycle, packaging & vape hardware procurement activities for GTI's top brands and related categories.
  • Evaluates various solutions available in the market and provides recommendations. Also works closely with packaging engineering, brand, innovation, marketing, and the project team to ensure collaboration.
  • Leads the Packaging Sourcing Process, including preparing RFI/RFPs by working closely with stakeholders to understand their needs, translating that into the RFI/RFP process.
  • Oversees the management of ongoing vendor relationships and supplier performance across their portfolio; acts as a point-of contact and subject matter expert on contract terms; responsible for renewal of existing contracts and renegotiations of pricing.
  • Identifies strategic opportunities which result in cost savings, areas for efficiency and opportunities for Procurement team.
  • Works closely with the accounting team to ensure vendor billing is corrects and terms & conditions are adhered to.
  • Follows procurement strategies, policies and procedures as defined by the leadership team, develops a comprehensive understanding of the business and user requirements for assigned spend categories.
  • Develops a business relationship with functional stakeholders on the Operations, Brand, Marketing & Project teams and solicits feedback on sourcing and vendor performance, shares and discusses supply base opportunities, and identifies new and changed needs.
  • Builds a network of reliable and quality suppliers and vendors; forges close supplier relationships with specific vendors.
  • Helps drive tracking and reporting for assigned spend areas; develops tracking mechanisms and supplier key performance indicators with the Sr. Director; tracks compliance and develops leakage reports; supports formal management reporting to senior director and other members of senior management.
  • Manages complex negotiations with suppliers that require a detailed strategic plan.
  • Monitors status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication, and mitigation of future potential problems.
  • Determines and establishes optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and equipment lead times.
  • Supports the development of cross-functional teams by identifying internal customers and stakeholders for inclusion; interfaces with internal customers to understand requirements and resolves issues; involves key stakeholders in sourcing development and execution.
  • Identifies and partners with business stakeholders to execute cost reduction opportunities to achieve financial goals without compromising quality or service.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred in a relevant field: business, supply chain, finance
  • 8+ in packaging procurement (on-shore, near shore and global) and contract administration/management; experience purchasing rigid and flexible packaging and vape hardware.
  • Expertise in the Packaging supplier market: major suppliers, trends, threats, terms, etc.
  • Hands-on expertise in developing and implementing programs for cost reduction, supplier performance management and inventory reduction and well-versed in all stages of Packaging & Vape hardware procurement.
  • 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 & problem solving.
  • 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 be a minimum of 21 years of age

Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits, Paid Time Off, Company Discounts, Flexible Time Off / Unlimited Vacation, Free Snacks / Drinks, Inclusive Environment, Life Insurance, Lunch & Learns, Paid Parental Leave, Relaxed / Casual Dress Code, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Work From Home / Remote

Working Environment

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About Green Thumb Industries

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