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Purchasing Specialist

Cresco Labs
life insurance, vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k), stock options, employee discount
United States, Massachusetts, Uxbridge
October 24, 2023

Cresco Labs is one of the largest public, vertically integrated, multistate operators in the cannabis industry. Our portfolio of in-house cultivated and manufactured brands features some of the highest quality, most awarded and most popular cannabis products in America. With dozens of locations nationwide, our owned and operated Sunnyside dispensaries provide a welcoming, positive, judgement-free place to shop for anyone at any point on their cannabis journey.

Founded in 2013, Cresco Labs' mission is to normalize and professionalize cannabis through our passionate employees. As stewards of the cannabis industry, our teams are constantly focused on supporting the needs of our fellow colleagues, consumers, customers, and communities alike. With a focus on Social Equity and Educational Development, our SEEDTM initiative ensures that our company reflects the communities in which we serve, ensuring equal opportunity for all to have the knowledge and resources to work in and own businesses in cannabis.

At Cresco Labs, we aim to revolutionize and lead the nation's cannabis industry with a focus on quality and consistency of product, and to bring legitimacy to the industry with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

If you're interested in joining our mission, click the below links to join our team today!


At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation's cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.


Cresco Labs is seeking a Purchasing Specialist to join our Supply Chain team. The Purchasing Specialist will place purchase orders and work closely with our suppliers, COE, and warehouse team to maintain optimal inventory levels and support production continuity. The purchasing coordinator is responsible for identifying best-cost solutions for direct and indirect purchasing needs and collaborating cross-functionally, when necessary, to facilitate material replenishment.


  • Create and issue purchase EOQs (economic order quantities), ensuring accurate pricing and accountable for on time delivery
  • Collaborate with warehouse and Master Scheduler to proactively identify supply shortages, realigning the replenishment schedule as needed. Accountable for the revenue to the pack-out plan
  • Actively seek out and identify cost-out opportunities, presenting recommendations to management
  • Research and resolve product and/or receiving discrepancies partner with vendors on solutions to prevent future discrepancies
  • Develop and implement an efficient and accurate system to monitor open purchase orders
  • Own and analyze cycle count data to maintain accuracy levels at 80%
  • Expedite past-due purchase orders and communicate delivery schedules to the team
  • Identify optimal inventory levels leveraging WMS, vendor replenishment strategy, lead times for decision making
  • Provide COE with quarterly vendor performance (i.e. quality, late orders, shortages, etc)
  • Planning space in warehouses using ABC sku classification
  • Inventory and planning for all raw ingredients
  • Other duties to support production as assigned


  • 3-5 years of purchasing experience (manufacturing background preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Excel and Word
  • Associates Degree (preferred)
  • High level of organizational skill
  • Deadline driven and detail oriented
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all company departments and employees


Cresco Labs is proud to offer eligible employees a robust offering of benefits including, major medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(K)-match program, FSA/HSA programs, LTD/STD options, life insurance and AD&D. We also offer eligible employees paid holidays and paid time off. Other rewards may include annual discretionary bonuses, stock options as well as participation in our employee discount program. Benefits eligibility for permanent positions may vary by full-time or part-time roles, location, or position.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.