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Purchasing Manager- Packaging

Ref ID: REF6868C
Department: Sourcing
Location: Livingston, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Day

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Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Purpose of Position:

To assure Foster Farms maintains a competitive advantage in the area of packaging costs through contracting and procurement practices, resulting in the maximum return of shareholder investment.   

Essential Job Functions:

Direct, manage, and oversee all packaging/purchasing functions to meet daily business requirements in contracting and buying at all plants. 

Provide leadership and direction to staff in an attempt to meet or exceed departmental annual objectives.

Minimize acquisition costs for packaging through a multiple supplier competitive bid process, contract negotiations and operational implementation.

Develop, maintain and implement cost savings initiatives across all aspects of the business.

Prepare and monitor annual, quarterly, and period reports to help inform the business of materials purchasing changes. 

Support Marketing, Sales and Operations in product changes by meeting implementation deadlines and minimizing material write offs. 

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

Assist the Purchasing Department in improving the functionality of our MRP buying system by working with staff, field buyers and IT for efficiency gains.  



Degree in Business Administration or related field, MBA preferred

Must have minimum five-seven years in-depth knowledge and experience with flexible and corrugated packaging and experience in direct materials procurement

Strong analytical and negotiation skills, supply chain and material planning practice, supplier and stakeholder management, inventory and risk management

Experience in contract creation and knowledge of business law

Strong leadership skills with minimum three years supervisory experience

Strong understanding of SAP system and strong understanding of CPG


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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