Purchasing/inventory Control Manager


LOCATION: Missoula, MT

SUPERVISOR: Branch Manager



Energy Partners (EP) Propane has been serving western Montana for over 20 years. We are proud to be the fastest growing propane company in Montana and a nationally recognized brand. Our staff is knowledgeable, experienced and highly trained with a focus on service excellence. We value our customers and take great pride in offering consistent pricing and reliable service.

EP is seeking an experienced, reliable, and safety-minded Purchasing and Inventory Control Manager. Who is responsible for overseeing the activities of the purchasing and inventory control department and managing the inventory of materials for the company?



  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and ethics when dealing with vendors, co-workers, and customers.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to effectively train others.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software, as well as inventory software
  • Be familiar with company policies, rules, regulations, procedures and adhere to Energy Partners Handbook.
  • Must demonstrate honesty, integrity, confidentiality, dependability, and flexibility along with initiative and motivation to organize and complete tasks.
  • Perform duties and assignments, and conduct self in such a manner as to reflect good credit on Energy Partners.
  • A professional appearance is important along with excellent skills in customer relations with the ability to work as a team member.
  • The repetitive physical motion and the ability to perform strenuous tasks such as lifting, carrying, pulling and/or pushing weighted items.


  • Purchases supplies, materials, and parts for the company.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, prices, buyers, and delivery conditions to anticipate future material availability; directs purchasing programs accordingly.
  • Develops and maintains inventory databases for supplies and materials used.
  • Negotiates and completes contracts with vendors for optimal cost and delivery times.
  • Reviews purchase orders and contracts for compliance with company and departmental policies.
  • Collaborates with sales, customer service, and logistics departments to maximize efficiency in the purchasing and inventory control department.
  • Communicates with suppliers to resolve problems that may arise regarding delivery, quality, price, or conditions of sale.
  • Sets authorization limits for purchasing staff.
  • Purchases large and complex items.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures related to purchasing and inventory control with a goal to maximize efficiency and optimize workflow.
  • Travel to visit vendors or different company locations.
  • Executes daily inventory analysis and reconciles with financial data; identifies and resolves discrepancies and problems.
  • Oversees stock item master, identifying incorrect descriptions and stock numbers.
  • Locates items that may have incorrect locations or stock numbers to assist order processors.


  • Bachelor’s degree or related field with coursework in purchasing and/or inventory control management Preferred,
  • 2-3 years of inventory control experience required with supervisory experience preferred.



  • Competitive pay
  • Consistent work schedule (Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • Safety incentive program
  • Employee propane discount
  • The company provided uniform
  • Paid job training on product installation and maintenance
  • Generous 401k match of 6%
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Employer-paid STD, LTD, life and AD&D insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with monthly employer contribution
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid time off and six paid holidays
  • Profit sharing


Energy Partners is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



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