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Senior Manager, Purchasing & Inventory

ISLAND Oakland, CA

  • Salary $70,000 to $87,000 Annually
  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Carousel Bay is seeking a hardworking, and qualified Senior Manager of Purchasing & Inventory to join our growing Procurement team in Oakland, CA, as part of the management team at the manufacturing plant. The ideal candidate will be self-driven with a passion to work in a startup environment and to create new processes.


  • Meet regularly with representatives of customer supply chain and buying organizations to review forecasts and supply chain performance

  • Utilize sales data, inventory, promotional calendar, and strong analytics to develop item level forecasting and replenishment plans for all packaging across multiple brands

  • Manage all supplier relationships ensuring on time and accurate production and delivery

  • Collaborate with the Manufacturing, Planning, and Marketing on launching new products and packaging for e-commerce and wholesale customers

  • Optimize inventory levels and tracking across multiple distribution centers to meet customer, operational, product, and financial/accounting goals

  • Solve supply issues to minimize disruptions to customer service

  • Collaborate with Accounting on inventory reconciliation and adjustments

  • Collaborate with Finance on inventory cash flow projections and planning

  • Collaborate with multiple Manufacturing facilities on inventory levels and needs.

  • Use and help implement CA required Seed to Sale tracking software (METRC) to capture all cannabis product on hand and movement of it in and out of each cannabis license type

  • Source all packaging with strong communication and negotiation skills to lower price points & shorten lead times.

  • Counter Source current packaging to constantly improve quality & costs

  • Problem solve and escalate supply and forecast issues

  • Work directly with QC Manager as a liaison between the vendors to work through any quality control issues

  • Manage a team of ~5 hourly employees

You’ll love this job if you’re

  • An exceptional communicator. No matter the audience, you deliver your thoughts clearly, concisely, and confidently

  • Numbers oriented. You know your way around MS Excel and enjoy playing with data!

  • Highly analytical and strategic. Your problem-solving skills are unparalleled

  • A self-starter who loves collaboration. You’re comfortable working independently as well as influencing cross-functional teams

  • Motivated by fast-paced, rapidly changing environments. We’re in startup mode, after all!

  • Adaptable and ambitious. You will enthusiastically take on other assignments as needed to support your team!


  • BA/BS in Business, Engineering, or Supply Chain

  • 4+ years experience in inventory planning or a related function

  • Strong quantitative background (experience in corporate planning, procurement, supply chain, etc.)

  • Previous supervisory experience

  • Advanced Excel modeling skills (Macros, vlookup, pivot tables, conditional formulas, etc.)

  • Interest in the cannabis industry / working in a startup environment

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and a high level of integrity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Inventory/Supply Chain Planning experience

  • Experience working with manufacturing / in a production environment

  • MRP/ERP experience (Oracle, SAP, etc.)

  • CPG, Pharma, or wholesale experience


Island was established in 2014 in Los Angeles, CA with the goal of responsibly producing artisanal quality cannabis products. You can find out more about us @


Oakland, CA


Posted: 17 days ago