JorgePurchasing & Procurement Manager who builds high-value relationships
Building relationships between companies and suppliers, developing purchasing systems, maintaining balanced stock levels
Jorge is an experienced Purchasing and Procurement Manager with 10+ years of experience building high-value relationships between companies and suppliers.
He has experience in supply chain and inventory, product, and procurement management.
In the past 5 years, he focused on developing his knowledge of the cannabis industry, from clones to the retail customer–most specifically with managing procurement 1P and 3P items and support pieces.
He has a Master of Cannabis certificate (2022).
At a cannabis company, Jorge led the pre-roll cone packaging savings project, which is forecasted to drop cost per unit 80.34%.
For the 2023 420 projects, he executed and brought to market 4 projects with constant shifting direction due to regulatory navigation.
He led salability and sensory training in 2022 on site.
Jorge developed, implemented, and maintained a centralized purchasing system that included R&D, operations, and corporate offices across the US.
He coordinated with teams in Colorado, Wisconsin, and California to drive purchasing through a centralized system, maximizing supply volume with suppliers to gain cost efficiency.
Jorge achieved improved costs and supply availability through improved communications and relationships with vendors of goods and services.
He fast tracked a 45,000 sq. ft. greenhouse renovation project, allowing clone production to expand to harvestable full-term plants–this was necessary to fast track in 2018-2019 when the hemp market crashed, requiring a shift from clones to harvested flower.
For a lab, Jorge was responsible for maintaining the balance of stock levels that support effective production operations in an effort to keep inventory costs down while maintaining a zero-backorder goal for the company with a major emphasis of running just-in-time inventory.
He managed over 2K supporting items for over 200 finished SKUs.