KushCo Holdings
  • Garden Grove, CA, USA
  • Full Time

VP of Strategic Procurement


KushCo Holdings is a dynamic sales platform that provides unique products and services for both businesses and consumers in the cannabis industry.  We are a dynamic and fast paced team working in an industry that is moving exceptionally quick. You will thrive in this environment if you seek a role where you want to have direct influence over the growth of our company, have an eagerness to learn, be a team player and willingness to be proactive.  If so, we want to hear from you!


Founded in 2010 as a packaging and supplies company for dispensaries and growers, KushCo Holdings regularly services more than 5,000 legally operated medical and adult-use dispensaries, growers, and producers across North America, South America, and Europe. The company has facilities in the largest U.S. cannabis markets and a local sales presence in every major U.S. cannabis market. 


The company offers a unique, exciting and high energy environment for its employees to develop professionally while being a part of one of the fastest growing sectors globally.  KushCo Holdings was recently ranked #774 on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America and has been featured in media nationwide, including CNBCLos Angeles TimesTheStreet.comEntrepreneur, and Inc. Magazine.


Job Summary


This individual will be responsible for developing and manage strategy to optimize performance across the Procurement department. This role will lead the standardization and transformation of sourcing on global scale by establishing a clear vendor path for growth and innovation, cost savings, new product introduction, custom products development, including spend analysis, contract reviews, pricing, tooling, supplier management, packaging, purchasing, international freight and demand planning.


Receives Direction From:


Sr. VP of Operations / COO



Provides Direction to:


Vendors, suppliers, project managers, sourcing, procurement, international freight and planning teams



Examples of Essential Functions:


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Project and time management: Plan tasks and deliverables accurately, prioritize tasks and adapt as needed based upon changing priorities
  • Responsive to requests, accountable for actions
  • Problem-solving: Prevent and solve issues, understand and mitigate problems, recognize cause and effect relationships between functions
  • Cross-functional collaboration and communication
  • Developing Staff (increasing competence and engagement)
  • Customer focus: Understand and monitor the needs of internal and external customers of the Procurement functions



Success: To position Kush Supply Co as the market leader with a world-class supplier base supporting sustainable production capacity and delivery of goods on time.



  • Strategic Global Market Sourcing Development and Execution
  • Create a vision for and execution of Global Strategic Sourcing 
  • Plan and direct all investigations and negotiations related to mergers, joint ventures, acquisition of business
  • Due diligence on new retcons, supplier exclusivity and new business opportunities
  • Position the Company as the market leader through collaboration with customers, suppliers, sales and other internal stakeholders
  • Develop and execute best practices including direct pricing, define lead times, vendor production capacity, vendor agreements, consolidation & SLAs, supplier performance management, tooling, packaging, commodity planning, New Product Introduction (NPI) and Custom products to fulfill end-to-end global demand
  • Engage suppliers and collaborate with Engineering to drive supplier innovation and design for manufacturability
  • Tap into the capabilities and knowledge from the supplier community to facilitate externally sourced innovation
  • Impact Assessment and Future Trends
  • Collaborate with Finance leadership to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations to the general ledger
  • Identify emerging trends and requirements for all future product needs to assure a world-class supplier base
  • Functional excellence
  • Implement standard processes, category management, engage low cost country suppliers, risk mitigation, supplier relationship management
  • Ability to manage large, complex projects and break them down and execute into manageable pieces, develop functional processes, and deliver them in a successful and timely manner
  • Prepare, present, and influence senior leaders on current and future sourcing imperatives


Success: To development and implement Kush Supply Co to have world-class Purchasing Strategy, driving supplier innovation, delivering products on time and minimizing purchasing costs.


  • Improve the suppliers' on-time delivery performance to enable inventory reductions throughout the supply chain
  • Develop negotiation strategies and participate in negotiations with vendors on price, delivery, terms, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and programs in alignment with sourcing strategy
  • Develop and execute a global market leading purchasing strategy including purchasing, production lead-times, OTIF for Pos status and supplier payment terms

International Freight & Planning

Success: To development, implement and manage Kush Supply Co to have world-class International Freight and Planning Strategy, in order to provide visibility of goods in transit and guarantee that products are available in all warehouses and delivered on time.

  • Serve as a liaison between the specialized departments within and outside the Supply Chain organization, working cross-functionally and cross-regionally to develop strategic planning with a holistic approach to future business needs
  • Lead decision making on product de-listing, product life cycle integration into catalog, etc.
  • Develop and execute a global strategy including international freight, Customs, Inventory levels, Slow movers, inventory mix by region, part number and bill of materials creation and strategy


Qualifications Guidelines





  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to effectively communicate well with all levels of the organization English and Chinese/Mandarin
  • 15+ years' of relevant work experience in global supply chain & procurement, sourcing, Quality Control with Asian vendors/suppliers, purchasing, planning and international freight
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Proven ability to drive cohesion and collaboration among many different people & functions
  • Confidence, presence, and credibility to command the respect of colleagues and senior stakeholders, especially within Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Services, Logistics, and Finance
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
  • Adaptable / Flexible - being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances


Knowledge of:


  • 6 Sigma, Lean Experience, Quality Control, Vendor Management Inventory, Kaizens, Workouts, Process mapping, improved productivity
  • Understanding Team value and has ability to successfully motivate and maintain employee involvement while driving change
  • Organizational skills, with ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and MS-Project skills


Physical Standards:


  • This position requires frequently sitting, standing, reaching, walking, and handling/grasping of materials in manufacturing
  • Must have finger dexterity, ability to use keyboard/ten key
  • Able to periodically participate in the inspection of company machinery and operations
  • Reach, stoop and lift office files, records or reports, typically weighing 20 pounds or less
  • Reasonable accommodations will be considered which would allow the employee to perform the essential functions of this job
  • Constantly sitting, standing, walking, and operating a computer workstation





Ability to travel up to 50% of the time


KushCo Holdings offers a competitive compensation package with medical, dental and vision benefits in addition to various paid time off and equity opportunity!  We believe in our workforce having a personal interest as stakeholders in order to encourage ownership in the overall success of the company.


KushCo Holdings is an equal opportunity employer striving to create a diverse workforce and will make reasonable accommodations as necessary for qualified applicants.


Additional Info:

Company Website: https://www.kushco.com/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kushsupplyco

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kushsupplyco

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kushsupplyco

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kushco-holdings-inc/

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