Manager, Supply Chain

420 Premium Markets Ltd. - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the company’s retail supply chain strategy and operations for both cannabis and non-cannabis products. Reporting to the Interim Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will lead a team to optimize purchasing and on-hand inventory levels. The Supply Chain Manager is accountable to identify and solve for process bottlenecks, ensuring stock levels meet demand while reducing overstock, identifying and seizing on category growth opportunities, and maximizing profitability and working capital. The successful candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for understanding cannabis in all its forms, but existing product expertise is not a requirement.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, implement and continuously improve cannabis and non-cannabis sales and operations processes
  • Develop and present insightful KPI packages that improve organization performance
  • Prepare metrics, conduct analytics, and build models that support long-term category planning and provide greater shorter-term business visibility
  • Assess, monitor, and communicate trends involving operating capital, margins, availability, pricing actions, inventory levels, loss or shrink
  • Control purchase plans and logistics overhead in order to achieve revenue and gross margin targets
  • Establish optimal inventory levels across multiple categories while, concurrently, reducing working capital
  • Identify process bottleneck and implement solutions in a timely manner
  • Successfully collaborate on projects with Products, Finance, Marketing, Operations and other cross-functional teams regarding market conditions, supply constraints, product quality, margin analytics, supplier performance and business growth opportunities
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with vendors and distributors
  • Communicate regularly and proactively
  • Overhaul and improve SOPs for ordering, receiving, stocking, and storing inventory
  • Help structure and populate a Supply Chain team to satisfy each location’s procurement needs


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or equivalent experience. Certifications involving proficiency in related disciplines is preferred: CPP, CPSM, CPIM
  • Experience in a regulated industry (i.e. cannabis, liquor, tobacco, pharmaceuticals or tobacco) is considered a strong asset
  • Experience in both large, well-run organizations, and startup environments – 10 years
  • Progressive responsibility managing areas of strategic sourcing, sales and operations, pricing models, category management and inventory management – 7 years
  • Experience with brick and mortar retail – 2 years
  • Experience managing cannabis or other perishable consumer goods is considered an asset
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to coach, mentor, and inspire
  • Enthusiasm for cannabis and comfortable familiarity with the product
  • Ability to analyze large data sets (e.g. VLOOKUP, pivot tables) coupled with the ability to “drill down” into the details
  • Familiarity with inventory management software such as SAP MM, AP Modules, etc.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Power BI and Smartsheet
  • Skilled leading teams, influencing business direction and negotiating more advantageous agreements that create “win-win” conclusions
  • Change agent who is open to new ideas, a good listener and comfortable challenging the status quo. Intellectually curious and open to new processes supporting continuous improvement
  • Outstanding communication skills – both verbal and written. Capable of making presentations to the senior leadership team, key suppliers, staff and project teams

Individuals interested in applying for this position are requested to send their résumé, and cover letter. Please include your personal contact details (email & telephone) in your submission. No @indeedemail addresses.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request during the recruitment, assessment, and selection process. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Retail: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Supply Chain Management: 7 years (Required)
  • Regulated Industry (liqour, cannabis, tobacco, etc.): 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • CPP, CPSM, CPIM or related (Preferred)