Plant Field

We procure plant and field capital equipment.

Field, Plant and Supplies

We oversee contract and discrete purchases of plant and field supplies for feed mills, hatcheries and ranches.

Packaging and Ingredients

We create contracts and make discrete purchases of supplies for all packaging materials and ingredients for plants.

Utilities and Energy

We procure, monitor and negotiate utility, energy, diesel, water and sewer contracts, as well as monitor conservation and legislation efforts to optimize cost savings.


We manage automobile and forklift leases and replacement programs, as well as assist tractor and trailer fleet programs.

Office Services

We disburse checks and manage external and interoffice mail services. We provide support for the procurement of printers, copiers, all general office supplies, cellular phones and pagers. We also maintain storage retrieval records.


We oversee sales of food and marketing promotional items to Foster Farms employees.

Career Opportunities

  • Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Basic negotiation skills and knowledge of business law helpful
  • Purchasing experience desirable
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office (spreadsheet, document and database creation
  • Analytical ability
Senior Buyer
  • Degree in Business Administration desirable
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Minimum 2 years' work experience in procurement
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good contract, accounting and tax knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software: Word, spreadsheet, data base management, inventory management, cycle times, procurement system, SAP purchasing system
  • Good leadership skills
Purchasing Agent
  • Degree in Business Administration desirable
  • Experience with mainframe computerized purchasing and MRP systems
  • SAP background
  • Buying experience of 3-5 years in a related field at $10-15mm in total purchases with knowledge in specific technical areas (packaging, ingredients, commodities, parts, contracts, capital)
  • Packaging and ingredient specifications and terminology
  • CPM desirable
  • Excellent negotiation skills and knowledge of contract regulations
  • MBA plus 10+ years of Senior Management experience
Purchasing Manager
  • BS in Business or equivalent, MBA preferred
  • 5+ years' experience in negotiating, leadership and commitment
Senior Purchasing Agent
  • BS degree in Business, MBA preferred
  • Experience with purchasing systems
  • 5+ years' of related experience
  • Excellent negotiation skills
Office Services Supervisor
  • High school diploma
  • 5-7 years' supervisory experience
  • Highly organized and efficient in office systems

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Jason, Purchasing

"It is motivating to be with a solid company that is dedicated to quality, growth, its people and to continuous improvement in everything we do! The rich culture and history of this company is something to be proud of and is supported by how many 10, 15 and 20+ year employees we have with us today."