Job Information


At Planterra Foods, we believe our planet is filled with delicious ideas. Leveraging the resources of our investor, JBS USA Food Company, we aspire to change the future of protein by giving people more flavorful, plant-based choices. Our goal is to delight people from vegans to flexitarians to meat-eaters by giving them more delicious plant-based protein choices, like our first brand OZO™.

We are building our team and looking for an experience Purchasing Manager based at our Corporate Office in Lafayette, CO who will help us create the best plant-based protein company in the world.


  • Perform pricing analysis and forecasting

  • Plan and source materials in collaboration with cross-functional teams

  • Manage activities for the day to day operations and special projects within the operations team’s scope of responsibility

  • Analyze market conditions, customer usage and contracts to identify opportunities for customers

  • Ability to negotiate all elements of cost including FOB contract, freight rates and landed cost (TCO)

  • Maintain purchasing processes, documents, calendars, work schedules and all other required tools to maximize the procurement team’s efforts

  • Develop and maintain top to top relationships with key supplier/vendor partners

  • Implement purchasing policies, practices and risk mitigation strategies

  • Manage vendor selection and utilization for the procurement activities of the supply chain (Supplier profiling)

  • Expand category contracting utilizing strategic sourcing practices

  • Support budget responsibilities within the procurement department

  • Ensure all contracts are following legal requirements and appropriate regulatory agencies

  • Act as a liaison between carriers, customer, and sales with daily updates on all shipments to key customers

  • Meet the required update deadlines as specified by sales, customers

  • Provide accurate information in the format specified by sales, customers

  • Provide assistance to the carrier support team on tasks including, but not limited to: appointment scheduling, data entry, and load tracking

  • Process and track all submitted AFEs, and issue purchase orders, STOs

  • Continuously improve productivity and efficiency of processes throughout the operational organization

Experience and Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ experience in food purchasing/procurement

  • Organized, attention to detail and problem solving skills a must

  • Experience in the plant based protein or natural foods segment preferred

  • Knowledge of agricultural supply systems and perishable commodities

  • Excellent communication both verbal and written

  • Experience developing business for a start-up or new business venture preferred

  • SAP knowledge and experience highly preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite preferred

  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel

  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and works well under pressure

  • Flexible; ability to change course quickly based on the company’s evolving needs

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment

  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays

  • 401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule

  • Base salary range of $52,000 - 70,000

  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help with scheduling an appointment for one if a conditional job offer is made. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.