General Manager of Purchasing & Inventory Control

Moana Nursery
1100 W. Moana Lane
Reno, NV 89509
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
From $70,000 To $85,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Do you get excited when discussing inventory metrics like GMROI, Turns, Margin and Inventory Accuracy?

Do you like forecasting and budgeting?
Can you to buy to excite customers and meet the budget?
Do you have experience partnering with vendors to ensure mutual success?
Are you excited about the ever changing state of retail, and are convinced that retailers must do things differently if they are going to survive?
Do you have ideas about how smaller, more nimble retail organizations can thrive in a market dominated by box stores and e-commerce giants, and want to help us lead the way?
Are you enthusiastic about mentoring and training teammates who want to learn and grow? As you grow your career, are you willing to learn from them as well?
Can you support a company purpose of “Helping Customers Succeed”?


If this sounds like you and you are not afraid of making mistakes, are not intimidated by large data sets and can constructively confront issues or people this position might be a great fit for you.

Moana Nursery is a locally owned and operated top 100 Independent Garden Center located in beautiful Reno, Nevada. Just minutes away from Lake Tahoe and the Sierra, northern Nevada is a growing market with a great lifestyle. With 300 days of sun a year, easy commutes, a plethora of outdoor activities and a small university town feel – you can enjoy your life while you build your career. We are a diverse team of plant lovers looking for another teammate who wants to help us succeed and grow.

Job Requirements
This position is responsible for ensuring the right product is in the right location at the right time at the correct price throughout our retail organization.

This team leader is expected to manage/develop all buyers (5 at this time), work with the General Manager of Retail Operations to schedule, implement and improve the inventory flow and accuracy process with the goal of having e-commerce capabilities in the near future.

Position is accountable for implementing policies, strategies and organizational improvements that support continued well balanced, profitable growth of the retail team though strategic planning and talent management. Ultimately this position ensures the maximization of inventory investment to capture the highest return on investment possible.

• Operations Safety

• Customer Interaction/Service/Listening

• Retail Forecasting, Planning & Purchasing

• Vendor Management & Service

• Coordination with Canby Team for Farm Production Planning (Joint Venture)

• Inventory Management / Cycle Count Program

• Pricing, Promotions, Discounts

• Retail Financial Performance

• Performance Analysis –Actual Results Comparison and Lessons Learned

• Team Leader

• Epicor Expertise

• E-Commerce Ability (2020/2021)

• Identifies Issues & Opportunities that require Moana Nursery To Change

Success in this position will be measured by Inventory Accuracy, Gross Margin Return on Investment, Open To Buy (Forecast Model for Budgeted Revenue), & Margin Impact ($ & %).

In addition to base salary this position has Vacation, Health Insurance, 401K, company phone or reimbursement, and an incentive program