Purchasing Manager
Livingston, CA | Day | 25729

Essential Job Functions

1. Direct, manage, and oversee all purchasing functions to meet daily business requirements in contracting and buying at all fresh plants.
2. Provide leadership and direction to staff in an attempt to meet or exceed departmental annual objectives.
3. Minimize acquisition costs for packaging, ingredients and MRO through a multiple supplier competitive bid process, contract negotiations and operational implementation.
4. Develop, maintain and implement cost savings initiatives across all aspects of the business.
5. Oversee, coordination and monitoring all service contracts including Car Leases, Travel, PCard
6. Prepare and monitor annual, quarterly, and period reports to help inform the business of materials purchasing changes.
7. Support Marketing, Sales and Operations in product changes by meeting implementation deadlines and minimizing material write offs.
8. Direct and manage all groups to become more strategic within their given area, bringing greater value to the company and instruct and encourage professional advancement
9. Assist the Purchasing Department in improving the functionality of our MRP buying system by working with staff, field buyers and IT for efficiency gains.


1. Degree in Business Administration or related field, MBA preferred.
2. Minimum seven-ten years work experience in procurement area.
3. Strong analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of Packaging and Ingredients markets.
4. Excellent negotiation skills and knowledge of business law and have experience in contract creation.
5. Strong leadership skills with minimum 5 years supervisory experience
6. Strong understanding of SAP system and a good understanding of Agriculture Industry.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities and Females are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.

How To Apply

You can apply online by clicking HERE, where you will be able to upload a resume and cover letter.

Or mail your resume to:

Foster Farms Central Employment
RE: Job ID 25729
P.O. Box 457
Livingston, CA 95334 

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