Purchasing Manager | Empwr

Job Description

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of procurement and sourcing for the company. This includes identifying reliable suppliers, negotiating contracts, managing vendor relationships, and ensuring that all purchased materials meet the quality standards while optimizing costs.

The Purchasing Manager plays a key role in maintaining uninterrupted supply chain and contributing to the profitability of the success of the organization.

A Day in the Life

1. Supplier Management

  • Identify, evaluate, and establish relationships with suppliers and vendors.

  • Negotiate contracts, terms, and pricing agreements.

  • Continually assess supplier performance.

2. Procurement Strategy

  • Develop and implement procurement strategies aligned with company goals.

  • Forecast demand for raw materials and supplies.

  • Monitor market trends and pricing fluctuations to mitigate risk.

  • Collaborate with other departments to optimize the procurement process.

3. Procurement team management

  • Oversee buyers’ day to day activities.

  • Ensure that materials are being purchased in a timely manner according to plan.

4. Cost management

  • Develop and manage procurement plans, tracking budget and actual costs.

  • Implement cost savings initiatives such as supplier and SKU consolidation.

5. Compliance and Risk Management

  • Ensure regulatory compliance of sourced materials.

  • Identify and mitigate potential risks withing the Supply Chain

  • Identify and qualify alternative sources of supply,

What you Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain management, or a related field. Advanced degree or professional certifications.

  • Proven experience in purchasing, procurement, or supply chain management within the food industry, with a strong understanding of food safety and quality requirements.

  • Excellent negotiation skills and ability to build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers and vendors.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with proficiency in data analysis and procurement software/tools.

  • Solid understanding of financial principles and cost management strategies.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally and lead procurement teams.

  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • You are authorized to work in the US. We participate in E-Verify to assist with this process.

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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.