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Purchasing Coordinator - Food & Beverage
Coupa Cafe

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Purchasing Coordinator - Food & Beverage

Coupa Cafe
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Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time, Management
Job Last Posted
Job posted 19 days ago
Job Role
Purchasing Manager
Employer's Industry
Food & Hospitality, Other
Job Schedule
Mornings, Weekdays

Job Description

Coupa Cafe is hiring a creative Purchasing Coordinator who likes to implement new ideas that will benefit the department. The Purchasing Coordinator will be the point of contact between cafe managers and vendors. They will be proficient in MS Excel and able to maintain good relationships with vendors. Able to work with people from different backgrounds and communicate in both English and Spanish. Candidate must have experience in the Food & Beverage area and minimum 1 year experience as a Purchasing Coordinator.



  • In charge of overseeing all manager orders for multiple locations
  • Assigning daily routes and schedules for delivery drivers
  • Develop and maintain vendor relationships
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels of certain products and avoid out-of-stock situations
  • Generate Purchase Orders
  • Organize and oversee storage and inventory
  • Maintain accurate costs 
  • Create and maintain product and vendor files on ordering platform
  • Find and recommend potential new or alternate items and price comparisons
  • Other tasks as assigned



  • Proficient in Google sheets, MS excel and web-based inventory & ordering software
  • Bilingual English /Spanish 
  • Minimum 1 year of purchasing experience
  • Ability to analyze inventory levels along with usage projections and make purchasing decisions based on this information
  • Must have the ability to multi task and perform well under pressure and deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Be detail oriented and possess good decision making skills
  • Ability to negotiate pricing and new accounts
  • Be a team player and work well with other departments


Position: Full Time

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Compensation: $ DOE

Location: *located 2 blocks from the Palo Alto Caltrain station!*



Health Insurance

401K Match

Paid time off

Meal card (Free Food)

Paid Parking

Free Transit Passes

Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Accident, and Hospital Insurance.

Flexible Work Schedule

Business Overview

Our Story

Located in a 1930’s historical building in Palo Alto, Coupa Cafe offers a warm and cozy environment to enjoy its exquisite single estate, certified organic and fair trade coffee from various Arabica coffee growing areas of the world such as Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Brasil, Ethiopia, and India among others. Aside from the coffee, Coupa Café is known for their delicious Spicy Maya Hot Chocolate, delicious Chai Tea, as well as Chocolate bonbons and truffles made from the finest cacao. On the diverse menu, you will find traditional Venezuelan white cornmeal griddle cakes called “arepas”, with different savory fillings as well as other Venezuelan specialties like tequeños, empanadas, cachapas and pabellon. The extensive menu also includes breakfast pastries, French pastries, crepes, salads, paninis, and pastas as well as other gourmet foods, beer and wine. Coffee lovers have been able to savor the exquisite flavor and aroma of Coupa Cafe through its outstanding blends and the wide selection of the finest single estate coffee. Happy Hour is from 5:00pm-7:00pm daily, offering specials on drinks and appetizers.


Culture & Perks

Family Owned
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