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Procurement Manager

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by Northwest Harvest

Kent, WA 98032
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Northwest Harvest is a food justice
organization that distributes food to food banks, meal programs and
high need schools across Washington state.
We are the only state-wide hunger relief agency
in Washington providing these services.
Northwest Harvest has been fighting hunger
since 1967 with a mission of ending hunger in Washington state. In
2018, we embarked on a bold new initiative for accomplishing our
mission - we are committed to cutting hunger in half by 2028 in
Washington state; lowering the USDA food insecurity index from it's
current 1 in 8 people experiencing food insecurity to 1 in 16. We
focus on rural communities and communities of color, the
communities hardest hit by poverty, to meet this goal. As part
of this initiative, we are recruiting a new procurement leader for
our team. The successful applicant will have a passion for the
mission, be an expert in relationship building and social cause
marketing, and will be tasked with expanding relationships across
the state to increase our effectiveness in procuring and
distributing healthy, nutritious food.
About Northwest Harvest
At Northwest Harvest we are pioneering something new: Growing
Food Justice across Washington.
We are leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have
access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and
promoting good health.
We are deeply aligning our strategy, operations and tactics to
work on addressing the root causes of hunger.
We are infused with a unique combination of visionary thinking,
lived experience expertise and a diverse network of community
partners and allies.
We care deeply about our organizational community and act to
amplify our impact and achieve our shared goal of ending hunger. We
do this by coming together across out differences, embracing
diversity and engaging in collective, courageous action.
Does this resonate with you?
We invite you to explore the Procurement Manager Opportunity at
Northwest Harvest
As our Procurement Manager you will lead Northwest Harvest in
scout and pursuing opportunity in building food partnerships and
relationships through the lens of cause related
The Procurement Manager (PM) will proactively build and expand
relationships across the state to increase our effectiveness in
procuring and distributing healthy, nutritious food.
We seek a Procurement Manager (PM) to lead us through
· Ongoing analysis and
architecting of a high-quality, equity oriented, efficient and
well-run food procurement program.
· Development of a 30, 60,
90- and 1-year strategic procurement relationship road map
· Ensuring our people,
systems and relationships are highly-tuned and the infrastructure
is in place to deliver on that road map.
· Developing critical skills
in scaling smartly
· Capacity building
assessments and execution for each location
· Assuring and perpetuating a
culture of curiosity and reflection
· Engendering confidence and
accountability with internal and external partners and teams based
on 'Best is Norm' outcomes and consistently exceeding
· Partnering with all levels
of Northwest Harvest in active brainstorming, thought leadership
and authentic real time discussions
· Sharing an experience-based
orientation to change management, effective delivery and team
You can find the full Procurement Manager job description at

Please send cover letter and resume to by 01.21.2019

Reference: 620463162