The Republic of Tea
  • Procurement
  • Nashville, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Since 1992 our mission has been to see premium exquisite teas steaming in the cups of men, women, and children everywhere, and to emphasize a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle. The Republic of Tea offers more than 300 premium teas, herbs, bottled iced teas and nature-inspired sipware. A socially and environmentally responsible business, The Republic of Tea is a debt-free, family-owned business dedicated to sharing our prosperity by developing products to support worthy philanthropic organizations as well as provide learning and growth opportunities for our Employees internally referred to as Ministers. Join our TEAm and enjoy a collaborative work environment, opportunities to grow your professional network, and become part of the tea revolution!


The Minister of Supply (Assistant Buyer) will report directly to our Procurement Manager (Minister of Procurement) in Nashville, IL. In addition, the Assistant Buyer will be responsible for procurement of MRO (non-inventory goods), and some inventory goods. The individual must be local to Nashville, IL, as no relocation is included in compensation packet.



  • Learn the procurement processes, practices, vendors, and product;
  • Perform as the backup to the Minister of Procurement for all inventory purchases;
  • Work with Minister of Procurement to create PO's, determine procurement amounts, and monitor inventory levels;
  • Help with negotiating supplier contracts and service agreements;
  • Take ownership of all capital and non-inventory procurement;
  • Own data entry for all Bills of Material, Item Master and other planning data.
  • Monitor monthly sales against forecasts
  • Work with the entire supply chain team to head off supply issues before they impact logistics.


  • Four-year college degree in related field;
  • One to three years of experience in business or related field;
  • In depth knowledge of MS Excel and spreadsheets;
  • Local candidate to Nashville IL, with occasional travel required.


  • Supply chain experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of the tea, food and beverage industry a plus;
  • Consumer Packaged Goods Experience required (CPG);
  • Supply chain or purchasing certifications;
  • Supply chain management experience.


  • Self-motivated with high attention to detail;
  • Team player with strong sense of urgency;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Assertive, friendly and professional attitude.

The Republic of Tea is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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