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  1. Cannabis Procurement Manager

    Kiva Confections (www.kivaconfections.com) is the leading producer of artisanal, cannabis infused confectionary products in the United Sates and is one of the most recognized and preferred brands in the burgeoning medical marijuana and adult use cannabis industry. Kiva™ chocolates are crafted from all natural ingredients and skillfully combined with California grown cannabis. 

    Kiva has experienced steady growth in California, and is currently building an infrastructure to support national product expansion.

     

    Job Description

    Job Title: Cannabis Procurement Manager

    Job Status: Regular Full-Time (Non-Exempt)

    Department: Purchasing

    Reports to (Title): CEO

    Approval/Date: February 2017

     

    Basic Function

    The Cannabis Procurement Manager will manage the company’s cannabis/hemp

    supply by establishing relationships with cultivators and sourcing cannabis that meets

    the company’s defined standards. This position will be responsible for negotiating,

    managing and leveraging favorable supplier agreements and managing the day-to-

    day operations of intake and tracking of materials. Coordinate and maintain all cGMP

    compliance aspects of procurement operations including supplier list, documentation

    and QA auditing.

     

    Principal Accountabilities:

    • Work with CEO and other team members on forecasted needs for flower, extract and trim.

    • Complete Approved Supplier List; Source and onboard new suppliers; Determine

    supply capabilities, transportation logistics, and quality levels; Maintain current

    supplier relationships.

    • Negotiate contracts, pricing and payment terms with cultivators.

    • Oversee the day-to-day material intake process to ensure incoming product is

    properly documented and tracked.

    • Ensures the quality and accuracy of cannabis procurement deliverables in

    compliance with company standards set by Director of R&D;

    • Coordinate ordering schedules to align with production, quality control and finance.

    • Conduct in-field cultivation visits to ensure compliance with quality assurance

    standards and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP); Provide guidance to

    cultivators regarding quality issues for troubleshooting purposes.

    • Develop and maintain strategic business plan for the cannabis procurement to

    achieve long range and annual goals; Generate monthly reports.

    • Stay current on evolving consumer buying trends, and industry regulations to

    ensure business compliance.

     

    Prerequisites

    • Existing relationships with legal cultivators in CA

    • Minimum of 3 years experience purchasing cannabis in a medium to

    high volume CA-based retail environment or similar

    • Extensive knowledge of best growing practices in both outdoor and

    indoor growing environments

    • Extensive knowledge of cannabis trends such as strains, extractions

    methods, etc.

    • Strong negotiating skills

     

    Preferred

    • 5+ years experience purchasing cannabis in a medium to high

    volume CA-based retail environment.

    • Applicable life sciences degree (Agriculture, botany, horticulture,

    etc.).

    • Cultivation experience

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