Raise the bar with us!
Welcome to EMPWR Nutrition, we aspire to become the global leader in development & co-manufacturing of bars in the healthy snacking segment,
Based in Ghent, Belgium, our company was founded in March 2020 and has experienced remarkable growth ever since. We produce some of the most iconic and leading brands in Europe, setting the standard for taste and texture in the market. As a contract food manufacturer, we offer a wide range of possibilities within the protein bar segment, leveraging our unique manufacturing and product development capabilities to deliver superior products that are not only nutritious but also delicious.
In March 2022, we expanded our operations to North America by acquiring the McMinnville, OR facility, where we plan to employ 200 staff by Q3 (part of a total workforce of 800). With projected global sales turnover over 280M$ in 2023 (of which 73M$ realized in the USA), EMPWR is a star player in the industry. Join our dynamic team and help us continue to grow and innovate!
Materials Sourcing Manager
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Procurement Manager to join our food manufacturing factory based in the McMinnville, OR. As a Materials Sourcing Manager, you will play a crucial role in managing the direct spend procurement process, optimizing supplier relationships, and ensuring the timely and cost-effective procurement of raw materials and services critical to our manufacturing operations.
KEY ROLE ACTIVITIES
· Develop and implement sourcing strategies to meet the factory's raw material and services requirements.
· Conduct market research and analysis to identify potential suppliers, evaluate their capabilities, and assess industry trends.
· Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand their procurement needs and align sourcing strategies accordingly.
· Evaluate, select, and manage a network of suppliers, negotiating favorable terms and conditions for contracts.
· Monitor supplier performance and conduct regular supplier evaluations to ensure adherence to quality, cost, and delivery standards.
· Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, fostering collaboration and continuous improvement initiatives.
· Identify cost-saving opportunities through strategic sourcing, supplier negotiations, and process improvements.
· Collaborate with finance and production teams to establish cost targets and ensure procurement aligns with budgetary constraints.
· Proactively identify and mitigate potential supply chain risks to minimize disruptions to production.
· Establish contingency plans and alternate sourcing options to maintain supply continuity during emergencies or supplier issues.
What you bring
· Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field. A Master's degree is a plus.
· Proven experience as a Sourcing Manager or similar role within a food manufacturing or related industry.
· Strong understanding of direct spend procurement processes and strategies.
· In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement best practices.
· Excellent negotiation, communication, and relationship-building skills.
· Ability to analyze data, draw insights, and make data-driven decisions.
· Familiarity with supply chain risk management and compliance requirements.
There are plenty of reason to work at EMPWR, such as...
There are plenty of reasons to work at EMPWR, such as:
A steady job with attractive pay
Healthcare, dental, vision, paid holidays, employer contributed 401K.
Good training, continuous coaching, and career advancement.
A modern working environment in which your safety and well-being are paramount
The USA: why it's worth it to work with us
Challenge the status quo
We are building something really special in the United States, to challenge the status quo of nutritional bars and prove that they can be delicious. Our operations are expanding rapidly, and we are looking for the best people to work with us on our ambitious growth plans!
Job security in a safe and pleasant working environment: the growth we foresee in our volumes the coming years is big! Therefore, we are able to secure jobs because we are in need of many hands and brains to make it all come together.
In our company we are constantly evolving, creating new products, and continuously questioning and renewing our ways of working. That makes us an exciting place to work. We are encouraged to share ideas and make suggestions.
Cynthia Sulimro, R&D
There are no politics, bias, or favoritism in our company. We value hard work and competence. Our people get fair compensation and have the same opportunities as their fellow team members to grow in their careers.
Fatima Cerrato, Production
We’ve grown from a local company into an international company over the years. Being part of the EMPWR group has brought positive changes but more importantly it has also brought stability. Being part of a large group that values its employees has made us stronger and more resilient.
Julio Flores, Production
The work environment and the relationships I established with my co-workers, the opportunities to grow and climb the ladder are things that made me come to work every day. It’s the place where I have the opportunity to grow, develop and prove myself.
Gabe Chapman - Production, McMinnville, US
Where we work
In McMinnville, the growth in operations has given us a new breath that allows to expand our operations and modernize our equipment. The future looks bright, and that vibe makes it an exciting spot to be for our entire team here in the U.S.
The R&D center
Our growing R&D center is where the team can make and evaluate prototypes for our customers and the growing nutrition bar industry. This onsite center allows us to immediately evaluate the test results and to rapidly push our innovations one step further. All employees are encouraged to taste new prototypes and share their thoughts.
We’re situated in the south end of McMinnville, a historic town in the heart of Oregon’s wine country. Not many cities here are as lucky to be just 45 minutes away from the big city, the mountains, and the ocean. An easy commute from all directions, without traffic jams.