Purchasing Specialist

Procurement + Logistics

If you were a Marvel superhero, would your name be “The Negotiator”? Do you have an epic Monopoly winning streak that is the stuff of urban legend?

Earls Kitchen + Bar is hiring a Purchasing Specialist to work at our head office in Gastown, the hub of Vancouver’s top-notch dining scene. In this role, you will work on our Procurement and Supply Chain team to ensure the flawless operations of our procurement systems.

The person that is best suited for this role has phenomenal organizational skills, uses influence and persuasion to achieve results, and are at their best working as part of a team. You will work cross-functionally both internally in our organization, and with many external suppliers. Dynamic communication skills and a sense of urgency are a must for this position!


Earls Kitchen + Bar is a family-run business, launched by father and son, Leroy Earl “Bus” Fuller and Stanley Earl Fuller in the early ‘80s and is also one of North America’s most successful independent restaurant groups. There are about 7,000 employees at 67 locations from Vancouver to Miami. Earls started with a simple idea: a laid-back burger and beer joint. Earls' early success was based on innovation, the best ingredients and great service.

While keeping these core values, Earls has become a trend setting high end restaurant group known for ‘unchaining the chain’ with customized new build locations, and innovative improvements to existing restaurants. We are a force to be reckoned with in the restaurant industry where employees and partners feel a strong sense of pride representing the Earls brand.

  • Competitive base salary
  • Comprehensive health care benefits (including a healthy lifestyle spending account)
  • Earls 50% discount card for food and drinks at all Earls Kitchen + Bar and JOEY Restaurants locations
  • Leadership programs with career development and opportunity for advancement
  • Awards and recognition
  • Team building events
  • Supplier Relationship Management – Gain access to the best products and programs through collaboration, negotiation and accountability as it relates to the specialist’s categories.
  • Cost Management – Provide access to the best possible value in every instance and assist in achieving annual financial targets as it relates to the specialist’s categories.
  • Inflation Control and transparency – Holds supplier partners accountable to meet or beat relative market inflation rates. Continue to push suppliers for open and transparent agreements for better cost and risk management.
  • Industry Intel – Provide access to the best new technology, products and programs in our industry
  • 2-5 years experience in a Procurement and Supply Chain field, preferably in the food industry.
  • A Degree or Diploma in Business, Supply Chain Management, Hospitality, or a related field.
  • Experience working in a restaurant/knowledge of the hospitality industry and operations is an asset.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • The ability to manage many conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience drafting and executing on supplier contracts.
  • Sound judgment and the ability to walk through the decision making process.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite Programs.
  • Proficiency in Database programs is an asset.
  • A sense of humour.
  • A serious passion for food - we like to eat around here (sometimes wine is involved).
  • Open to personal development and growth.
  • The drive to succeed and the passion to be a part of Earls growth.
  • Big team player – able to be both a leader and also support those around them.

Earls is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, free from discrimination. We believe bringing together people of all backgrounds, experiences and abilities is essential to our success, and brings us closer to living our purpose to Make Life Awesome.

All employment decisions inclusive of recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotions and terminations are based on qualifications, competencies and merit, without the consideration of any legally protected ground. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to opportunities@earls.ca

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