Buyer | Empwr

Job Description

Who are we?

The EMPWR values reflect the spirit and company culture: ‘Raise the bar’, ‘Growing together’ and ‘Living the passion’.

Constantly pushing themselves, their clients, and the creativity of their employees, EMPWR instinctively aims for better, healthier, and tastier. They believe in a world of positive growth for both individuals and companies. This is EMPWR’s way to reach a happier, healthier world in a sustainable manner.

Job Overview

We are seeking a skilled Buyer to join our team.

The Buyer is responsible for the selection and procurement of products and services that are essential for the company’s operations. This role involves evaluating suppliers, negotiating contracts, and ensuring that products are delivered on time and within budget.

The Buyer must work closely with other departments to assess procurement needs and preferences.

A Day in the Life

  • Supplier Selection: Identify and evaluate potential suppliers based on criteria such as price, quality, service, and reliability.

  • Negotiation: Negotiate prices, contract terms, and deadlines with suppliers to secure advantageous terms.

  • Purchase Orders: Issue purchase orders and ensure they are fulfilled as agreed. Manage any changes in order specifications or delivery schedules.

  • Market Analysis: Stay informed about market trends and product developments that can impact prices or availability of goods and services.

  • Inventory Control: Assist in managing inventory levels to ensure that the organization has the right amount of stock on hand.

  • Quality Assurance: Collaborate with the quality assurance team to ensure that all products meet the required standards and specifications.

  • Cost Control: Monitor and report on cost movements and variances. Work to identify opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvements.

  • Supplier Relationship Management: Develop and maintain positive relationships with suppliers to ensure long-term cooperation.

  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with various departments, including finance, operations, and sales, to understand and fulfill their procurement needs.

  • Compliance and Documentation: Ensure that all procurement activities comply with company policies and legal regulations. Maintain accurate records of all transactions and agreements.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required.

  • 5+ years of experience in purchasing, procurement, or in a similar role.

  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Knowledge of supply chain management practices and inventory control.

  • Proficiency in procurement software and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

If you are a detail-oriented individual with expertise in procurement management and supply chain operations, we invite you to apply for the Buyer position with our company and join our growing team!

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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

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.

EMPWR USA McMinnville

Where we work

The facility

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.