Purchasing Assistant

  • 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 of Position

Provide direct support for the procurement and supply of Direct & Indirect materials for multiple feedmills, hatcheries, live ranch operations and food processing facilities. Perform other tasks as assigned.

Essential Job Functions         

Daily Buying Support for a mix of the following packing, ingredients, energy, services, MRO, and capital. Will include managing purchase requisitions, creating & issuing purchase orders, order confirmation, invoice resolution support and maintaining Department records and documentation.

Responsible for ensuring on-time delivery and adapting to new schedule requirements.

Responsible for supporting new supplier qualifications, plus any transition of new/modified goods/services.

Will initiate, develop and issue Request For Proposals/Quotes for various purchases under Manager’s direction

Perform research and data analysis with frequent use of Excel and SAP 

Gather data and track various department metrics, such as corrective actions, inventory use, cost savings.

Will be required to explain policies, procedures to internal customers in writing and verbally and support compliance with internal controls

Responsible for supporting cost reduction opportunities

May support DMV & other Fleet obligations: timely registrations, reporting, and compliance tracking.


Additional Functions

Other duties as assigned.




Must have high school diploma, prefer one-two year’s business school or college, and strongly prefer Bachelor’s degree

Three-five years purchasing experience strongly preferred.

Computer literate in Microsoft Office and strong understanding of SAP resource platform, and must have a strong understanding using and creating MS Excel spread sheets, including formulas, in order to manage detailed information.

Demonstrate strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

Initiative, sound analytical skills and ability to organize work independently with a minimum of supervision.

Must be able to handle and safeguard confidential information and have the desire to work in a fast-paced team environment.


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.