Category Buyer

Calgary, AB

High Tide Inc. is seeking a Category Buyer, in Calgary, AB. Our organization is fast paced, growing, and highly successful in the cannabis retail space. As a Category Buyer, you will be responsible for working closely with category management and other stakeholders to provide support required. Responsibilities include inventory analysis, database management (Tech POS, Sage X3, and similar), ensuring timely arrival of product, while maintaining data integrity in the point-of-sale system. The position reports to our Senior Director, Procurement & Sourcing in our Calgary, AB office.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Purchasing and maintenance of systemwide cannabis inventory across multiple provinces.
  • Maintenance of Tech POS database.
  • Execute weekly/daily forecast analytics & provide insight on forecast variance, potential promotional product, while identifying growth opportunities.
  • Execute cannabis orders.
  • Proactively communicate with internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Ensure supplier and product specification and pricing database is up to date and current.
  • Support negotiations skills.
  • Pro-actively identify and make recommendations related to balancing supply/demand, inventory levels, capacities, and customer fulfillment.
  • Coordinate the movement of inventory items when required.
  • Recommend and deliver improvements to the supply planning and supply chain execution processes.
  • Work closely with compliance team to ensure efficient delivery of federal reporting.
  • Support with process related to new store openings.
  • Support other supply chain/category management initiatives when requested.


  • 1-3 years of progressive experience in a purchasing or supply chain role.
  • Strong track record of meeting inventory management targets.
  • Ability to support with training other team members.
  • Experience in cannabis industry either in purchasing or in retail an asset.
  • Seamless verbal and written communication with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain and develop professional working relationships with vendors, suppliers, and colleagues.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite (particularly Excel at an advanced level).
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent ability to identify process improvements.
  • High level of initiative.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.


  • A motivated individual who shows initiative and is focused on achieving results.
  • Highly organized with strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and building relationships internally and externally.
  • Team player who enjoys learning and contributing to team goals.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • All salary ranges that are disclosed on the job posting are based on years of experience.
  • A competitive compensation plan will accompany the successful candidate including a comprehensive benefits plan.

Why should you join High Tide Inc.

  • We are building, growing, and driven to grow.
  • We share our knowledge and learn from each other, one team.
  • On the job training to set you up for success
  • Mentorship from talented professionals

Does this sound like it is an opportunity that you have been waiting for? Then apply today and grow with us!

The job posting reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions and duties as required for proper evaluation of the job. There may be additional duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for this job.

Please note that candidates applying for openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Us:

High Tide Inc. is the leading community-grown, retail-forward cannabis enterprise engineered to unleash the full value of the world's most powerful plant. High Tide (HITI) is uniquely built around the cannabis consumer, with diversified and fully integrated operations across all components of cannabis, including:

Bricks & Mortar Retail: Canna Cabana™ is the largest non-franchised cannabis retail chain in Canada, with 165 current locations spanning British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario and growing. In 2021, Canna Cabana became the first cannabis discount club retailer in Canada.

Retail Innovation: Fastendr™ is a unique and fully automated technology that integrates retail kiosks and smart lockers to facilitate a better buying experience through browsing, ordering and pickup.

E-commerce Platforms: High Tide operates a suite of leading accessory sites across the world, including,,, and

We are a team resolute in purpose and passion. forever ahead of the currents and we are The Rising Tide of Cannabis. Our values are:

  • Passion
  • Diligence
  • Achievement
  • Dependability

High Tide consistently moves ahead of the currents, having been named one of Canada's Top Growing Companies in 2021, 2022 and 2023 by the Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine and was ranked number one in the retail category on the Financial Times list of Americas' Fastest Growing Companies for 2023. To discover the full impact of High Tide, visit


JOB CODE: 661104