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David
FTP Production
Ryan
Business Intelligence

Sourcing Manager- Ingredient

Ref ID: REF16544U
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 ingredient costs through contracting and procurement practices, resulting in the maximum return of shareholder investment.   

Essential Job Functions:

The Procurement Manager is responsible for cost effective, strategic sourcing supply of all ingredients, supplier relationship management, including supplier qualification, price negotiation and analysis, cost tracking and management. The candidate will lead a team of professionals and work closely with R&D, Planning, Marketing and Plant Operations.

Develop and drive the Procurement vision for ingredients, with and through the stakeholder community.

Developing the vision, strategy and implementation plan for ingredients that will effectively meet the long-range requirements of the business partners and deliver the maximum value for Foster Farms

Interface directly with supplier leadership to assure alignment of Foster Farms objectives are met, including quality, assurance of supply, service, innovation and cost

Understands operational considerations. Identifies business demand requirements and partners with stakeholders, R&D, and OPs to deliver value improvements and drives competitive advantage

Understand long range requirements of the stakeholders and engage in strategic planning and partnering to ensure alignment

Deliver on financial, service, assurance of supply, quality, innovation, and growth commitments

Build and maintain relationships throughout Foster Farms that results in dynamic interactive dialogue on a broad range of perspectives and information critical to the development of optimal approaches and solutions

Develop supplier relationships with strategic suppliers to include data review and analysis, performance management and development and improvement of end to end value, and bring innovation to the business

Identify, develop and direct the implementation of Procurements goals and category strategies, based on deep subject matter expertise and an informal understanding of industry/market dynamics

Escalate issues that may impact the organization

Qualifications

Requirements:

Degree in Business Administration or related field, MBA preferred

This position can work a hybrid schedule of working on-site and remote

Must have minimum five-seven years in-depth knowledge and experience with ingredients 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, MRP and Planning along with a strong understanding of CPG

Ability to work in a hybrid mode with 50% of time in office and 50% of time work from home

Must be able to travel within the US 10% of time

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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.

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.