Procurement Manager

Needham, Massachusetts, United States


We are looking for someone who wants to make a positive change in the world! Purple Carrot provides plant-based (vegan) meal kits to help people lead healthier lives and positively impact the environment. We are a 4 year-old company that is growing rapidly and we need your help to get even bigger.

As the Procurement Manager you will oversee a team of buyers who are responsible for ensuring all ingredients are purchased and delivered on-time, on-budget, and of the highest quality. You will oversee the strategy and execution of an improved buying process, which includes the complexity of multiple meals across multiple production sites. Working with Fulfillment and Culinary, you will ensure all guidelines and targets are met. Daily work includes reviewing the buyers’ orders and numbers, discussing upcoming ingredients, and handling last minute delivery or availability issues. Project work consists of reviewing usage, pricing, and other factors to drive down cost, reviewing supplier performance, and providing feedback and recommendations to improve quality. As the manager, your team will look for guidance with daily ordering and specialty ingredients and help during emergency situations. A successful candidate will be able to lead strategic buying activities across multiple partners, provide daily support and oversight to a growing team of buyers, understand the weekly on-site needs, and be able to focus on the long-term goals.






About Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot is a meal kit subscription service on a mission to help customers eat more plants. We are looking for hardworking individuals who take pride in having fun and have a passion for startup culture. From spin and gin nights, to our annual day of service in the surrounding community, we work to live and yet live to work because we're doing what we love. We’re crafting delicious, 100% plant-based recipes and shipping them to homes across the country, making it easier than ever to eat healthy, nutrient-dense foods on a regular basis. Since its launch in October 2014, Purple Carrot has grown significantly with increasing revenues, new subscribers, and national reach. In the spring of 2017 Purple Carrot launched TB12 Performance Meals, which offer gluten-free, high-protein, and limited soy recipes developed in partnership with NFL quarterback Tom Brady and TB12Sports.

We are committed to a safe and inclusive work environment, free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, handicap, veteran status, or marital status.


We love our staff, and show it with benefits (medical, dental, and life), a matching 401k plan, free weekly Purple Carrot or TB12 boxes, a positive environment, and working alongside co-workers who are passionate about food. Plus, you’ll always get to taste what our test kitchen is cooking up!

We greatly thank all applicants, however only those under serious consideration will be contacted.

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