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Lake Oswego, OR
24 - 28.50 usd / hour
Full time

Who We Are:

At Paradigm Foodworks, we pride ourselves in creating delicious specialty sauces and condiments. We are a woman owned; family operated company based out of Lake Oswego with over 35 years of manufacturing expertise. What makes Paradigm exceptional is our dedication to the quality of our products, and the people that work for us. We believe in the value that each team member brings to an organization, and what makes Paradigm great is the people that work for us. Come be part of a brand that is continuing to grow!

Job Description:

Manage and control raw materials, supplies/stocks, insuring all production requirements are met within cost, quality, and service standards.

Maintain positive relationships with suppliers and distributors while managing costs and inventory.

Collect and organize required documentation for each supplier and distributor, keep up to date and current.

Monitor tight site warehouse space availability for raw ingredients and raw materials and issues of materials to production.

Assess supplier compliance and service as needed for continuous improvement.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Management of supply of materials to site and the production facility.

Works closely with Suppliers, Production Coordinator and Production Manager to insure raw materials are available to meet production schedules to meet quality standards, and customer requirements.

Qualify and Verify New and existing vendors

Negotiate best prices and service

Place orders, arrange shipping, receive materials into system.

Collect and manage all Spec Sheets and COA’s for raw materials.

Manage materials transfers between warehouses.

Skills and Qualifications:

Experience in Food/Packaging procurement, managing transportation, and inventory levels, involving planning to tight constraints, and managing lead times.

Strong attention to detail is necessary for success in this position.

Ability to deal with vendors, negotiate and problem solve.

Must possess a high sense of Urgency to succeed in handling the inevitable challenges.

Must be a critical thinker, self-motivated and a self-starter


  • Procurement: 2 years (Required)
  • Purchasing: 2 years (Required)


  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM w/30 minute lunch break.

This full-time, non-exempt position works out of Paradigm Foodworks building in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Benefits include paid vacations and holidays, as well as eligibility for health/vision benefits after 60 days and matching IRA contributions.

Work Location: One location


  • Simple Ira Contribution
  • Health insurance
  • Paid Vacations & Holidays

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