Buyer – Eugene, OR

To be considered for the Buyer position, please submit an application through the Yogi Career Center.


Job Summary:

Yogi Tea’s Procurement department is seeking an experienced buyer to be a part of the exciting and rewarding work we do procuring organic botanical ingredients from around the world.  The Buyer is responsible for sourcing materials in compliance with East West Tea’s quality standards, effectively managing costs and vendor relationships.

This position is located in Eugene, Oregon and involves travel.

The successful candidate will be self-starting, results-oriented and thrive overcoming complexity to find creative solutions.  Pragmatism and strong business acumen are essential.


Job Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Analyze forecast to maintain appropriate inventory levels
  • Generate and manage purchase orders/contracts
  • Create and execute short, medium and long-term cost reduction strategies with demonstrated results
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies to assure long-term supply chain integrity
  • Support new supplier qualification process, including regulatory compliance and documentation
  • Identify, quantify and communicate elements of supply chain risk to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Manage material rejections and vendor returns process with appropriate financial tie outs
  • Participate in cross-functional teams as needed to support business objectives
  • Travel as necessary within the continental U.S.

Required Competencies & Knowledge:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as ability to take initiative, plan, and execute tasks independently
  • Relationship builder, demonstrating an ability to listen and respond to a wide variety of questions

Ability to: 

  • Negotiate effectively
  • Remain objective and results-oriented in complex situations
  • Apply analytics to drive informed decision making
  • Successfully manage competing priorities and expectations of stakeholders
  • Collaborate effectively
  • Manipulate, analyze and present data from multiple sources and across various formats
  • Support compliance with GMP’s and CFR Part 111 Dietary Supplement Regulations

Proficiency in:

  • MS Office Suite (strong MS Excel and PPT skills preferred), ERP, Performance Management systems

Work Environment:

  • Work is primarily done in an office setting
  • Frequent warehouse environment exposure which includes noise, dust, forklifts, and fluctuations in temperature

Physical Requirements:

  • Stand, walk, climb stairs
  • Sitting at workstations for extended periods of time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability gained through a combination of 3+ years of experience working in a supply-chain related field and a Bachelor’s Degree or additional 5+ years of relevant work experience for this role
  • Prior buying responsibility
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Food or Dietary Supplement experience preferred but not required
  • ERP experience and report writing ability



To be considered for the Buyer position, please submit an application through the Yogi Career Center.


East West Tea Company, LLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and compliance with federal, state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, performance and business needs.

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