Director of Sourcing- Indirect

  • Livingston, CA 95334, USA
  • Full-time

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: Create a competitive advantage to Foster Farms through reducing purchasing/sourcing and supply management costs while increasing shareholder returns. Create a core supplier network that assists us in delivering the technology, knowledge, products, and services that will provide Foster Farms a competitive advantage in the market place. Provide strategy and create beneficial deals for Foster Farms’ Sourcing Department. Develop and disseminate required policies, direction, and coordination of several strategic corporate functions, across inter-company and regional areas of the Foster Farms organization.

Essential Functions:

Direct, manage and oversee purchasing functions to meet company requirements for contracts, goods, services, vehicles, equipment and construction at lowest total cost.

Provide overall planning, budgeting, and personnel development for the department and procurement cycle. Compile and tract prices forecasts, create company budget numbers for MRO, Capital Projects, Fleet, Equipment, Supplies, Property, Professional Services, Site Services and Procure to Pay Process. 

MRO,  direct process materials and energy. Optimize procurement operations to insure lowest possible administrative costs while providing excellent data tracking.

Direct efforts and actively identify and evaluate new alternate forms, sources and methods of obtaining major materials, site and professional services.

Develop, train and mentor top talent.



Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or equivalent required, MBA preferred.

Must have ten years work experience in Purchasing with both material management.  California and commodity experience a plus

Strong analytical skills, with highly proficient use of Excel

Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications: word processing, presentation, data base management

Experience in Purchasing system operation and SAP

Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills including ability to develop top talent

Strong communication abilities, capable of simplifying complex data

Excellent Interpersonal and Negotiating skills.

Strong accounting and tax knowledge


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.