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

Purchasing Manager


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 managing direct reports and work to optimize performance across the purchasing department. This role will lead the standardization, simplification and transformation of the "Procure to Pay" process, purchase order on time fulfillment and managing direct reports. Drive all aspects of cross functional projects within purchasing, reporting, work practices, and metrics.


Receives Direction From:

Director of Purchasing


Provides Direction to:

Vendors, suppliers, buyers


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 development and implement Kush Supply Co to have world-class purchasing, driving supplier performace, delivering products on time, minimizing purchasing costs and managing a team to excel in purchasing.

  • Closely follow up on production lead-times, OTIF for POs status
  • Establish and maintain KPI scorecards for the vendors
  • Ensure and maintain supplier data accuracy in the system
  • Execute and maintain Procure to Pay (P2P) process
  • Lead a team of buyers to excel in purchasing by providing guidance, support for daily work and performance evaluations
  • Provide weekly reporting on all open purchase orders status, payment, quality, delivery and all matters related to vendors to the Director of Purchasing
  • Able to work with multiple time zone
  • Implementation of lean manufacturing principles

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 preferred.


3+ years of relevant work experience in purchasing with Asian vendors/suppliers. 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 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. Experienced in working with multiple time zones.


Knowledge of:

  • 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 20% 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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