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Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods Senior Sourcing Specialist in Milwaukie, Oregon

Title: Senior Sourcing Specialist

Department: Supply Chain

Hours: M-F, 8 AM-5 PM

Travel: Will require travel once it is safe to do so.

Position Overview: The Senior Sourcing Specialist at BRM is responsible for the sourcing, price negotiation, contracting, and in-bound supply of strategic items. Use of research and market indicators to negotiate successful contracts is integral to the role. We are looking for a team player who is solution oriented and thrives on finding paths to improvement.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Negotiate, create, and maintains vendor contracts

  • Obtain and assess quotes – presenting details of cost breakdown and course of action

  • On-going review of supply chain to ensure adequate and diverse supply of ingredients

  • Maintain and foster vendor relationships

  • Coordinate the timely receipt of raw materials to meet material requirements

  • Ensure that all paperwork associated with in-bound orders is correct and accurate

  • Work closely with all parties involved to resolve quality, delivery, and supply issues

  • Commitment to continuous improvement through process review

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of demand planning and forecasting best practices.

  • Clear and concise communication skills

  • Team player with excellent people skills

  • Able to effectively assess changing priorities and meet deadlines

  • Excellent decision-making capabilities

  • Strong project management skills

  • Self-motivated and detail oriented


  • 5 to 7 years in supply, ideally with experience in commodity buying/contracting

  • Experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel.

  • Excellent MS Excel required

  • Knowledge of supply chain and manufacturing operations

  • Working knowledge of Tableau preferred

  • Experience with ERP systems.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • APICS certification preferred.

Protecting Our Employees

In these unprecedented times, the demand for our products is at an all-time high. However, we recognize that many of you have concerns regarding COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees and our customers is our highest priority, and we are committed to being transparent about everything we are doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

We have been rigorously following the recommendations and guidelines of the CDC and the World Health Organization over the past few weeks and have implemented a number of additional measures to keep our employees safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus:

Areas of our facility that may be frequently touched, such as door handles, handrails and buttons, are being regularly disinfected by our safety and sanitation teams

We have posted guidelines for proper handwashing, social distancing and how to recognize symptoms; we require employees to stay home if they are feeling ill

Non-essential outside visitors to our facility are barred and all public tours are canceled

All non-essential in-person meetings are canceled

We are continuing to develop new policies to support employees during this crisis

In addition, we always offer these great benefits:

Generous compensation and benefits

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Profit sharing

Growth potential—we promote from within!

Employee discount at the Whole Grain Store

What you should know: Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

FLSA Status: Exempt

External Company Name: Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 13521 SE Pheasant Ct.

Post End Date: 1/25/2021