Empire Kosher Selects TCG for Director of Purchasing Search


PENNSYLVANIA – Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc. has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Director of Purchasing search. Managing Partner, Erin Merker, Recruiting Manager, Jim May, and Senior Operations Manager, Matthew Duda are leading the search.

“We are incredibly honored and excited to be working with one of the best poultry providers in the country,” said Erin Merker. “Empire Kosher’s leadership team is incredibly bright, articulate, creative, and brings an innovative approach to the industry. TCG has been tapped to help build out the new corporate structure by adding an integral member to its leadership team. This Purchasing Director will define the role by creating more efficiencies and bringing a more structured approach to the department. This is a true ‘white paper’ opportunity for someone that likes to challenge the status quo.”

Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., is the largest producer of Kosher poultry in the United States. Headquartered in central Pennsylvania and employing over 750 people, Empire produces Kosher chickens and Kosher turkeys for the North American market through a fully integrated process, including breeder farms, egg hatcheries, feed mill, grow outhouses and processing facilities. Since 1938, Empire has delivered the highest quality poultry products available anywhere. Empire products have won numerous national and international poultry taste-test competitions, and are available in supermarkets, warehouse clubs, and butcher shops.

The Director of Purchasing will be responsible for meeting company goals and expectations while staying within the department’s budget. This person will be responsible for researching to find quality products, negotiating fair contracts, and the management of shipments. Developing an inventory management strategy is crucial to ensuring a consistent supply of products for the company.

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group please contact Jim May at jim.may@tcgco.com.

About The Christopher Group

Founded in 1998 by Thomas and Paula Christopher (former HR Executives with GE, Pepsi, Progressive Insurance, and Citigroup), The Christopher Group (TCG) is the premier specialized boutique for Agile HR Solutions and voted one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms by Forbes, two years in a row. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, TCG’s Recruiting Services Division and Consulting Services Division provides critical HR solutions for clients, across all industries, locations, and verticals.

Whether seeking a contained (best of both retained and contingent) targeted search, immediate interim HR leaders, and/or an executive consultant, TCG’s solutions provide clients and candidates with the nation’s best expert guidance, processes, and assessments on every search and project. As an Agile HR and Diversity Solutions firm, TCG and TCG’s newly named CHRO, Pam Noble stay committed to helping organizations prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for fostering business results and success.

The comprehensive understanding and deep relationships within HR have allowed TCG to become the firm of choice for many clients like Kraft, Whirlpool Corporation, Pepsi, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Welch’s, Nationwide, SC Johnson, Walgreens, USAA, Verizon, Penn State University, Honeywell, Hanes, Allstate, Delta Dental, BP, Capital One, Comcast, Dish, Exxon Mobil, First Energy, Goodyear, Johnson & Johnson, Goodyear, Parker Hannifin, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Lamb Weston, Meijer, Petco, Air Products and many more.