Purchasing Assistant in Livingston CA

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Foster Farms
Purchasing Assistant
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Livingston CA
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Job Types:
Administrative Assistant, Buyer
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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 strongunderstanding 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.

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