Basic American Foods
  • Idaho Campus
  • Blackfoot, ID, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Other benefits include: · Profit Sharing 401(k) Plan · Healthcare FSA · Jack Hume Scholarship Program · Life & AD&D · Education Assistance · Adoption Assistance · Matching Gifts for Education

Do you have an interest in making a difference in a privately held company that is committed to innovation, leadership development, and technical excellence?  If you are a detail oriented, team focused, strategic individual then Basic American foods has a great opportunity for you.

Basic American Foods, family owned and operated since 1933, is a market leader and innovator in shelf stable food products within consumer foods and the foodservice industry. Our strong employee-focused culture facilitates collaborative working environments while providing opportunities for advancement and professional development  


Responsible for the maintenance of long and short-range procurement strategies, cost-effective, and timely delivery of products that meet technical and quality requirements.


  1. Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with other departments in obtaining competitive bids, negotiating and setting up blanket orders and contracts, sourcing of materials, and problem solving.
  2. Maximize corporate profits through effective management of a full range of materials and services, as assigned, to contribute to overall effectiveness of the department.
  3. Aggressively seek and recommend cost savings possibilities based upon new sources, substitutions, improved systems, or new items.
  4. Maintain market intelligence and report changes in pricing levels and potential problem areas or conditions which could adversely affect the company's procurement position. Also, recommend and direct corrective actions.
  5. Develop and maintain highest caliber professional relationships with suppliers to provide the maximum in supplier service for the least total cost.
  6. Maintain timely communication with appropriate management and user groups regarding changing markets, evolving products, supplier services, and continuous negotiations.


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Should have knowledge of Contact Management systems; Database software; Human Resource systems; Internet software; Inventory software; Order processing systems; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


  • Manufacturing Plant Environment
  • Must lift/move up to 25 lbs.


All salaried employees receive ten paid holidays, a personal paid holiday, and immediately begin accruing vacation at the rate of three weeks per year in addition to our generous sick leave policy. We provide an on-site medical center for our Idaho employees at no charge for employees and their covered dependents. 
Beyond our commitment to quality and convenient products, we provide a culture where employees are valued and supported in meeting their career goals.  We offer meaningful career and employee development opportunities for managerial and technical or professional individuals in our cross functional teams through individual leadership and professional development plans.
This position is located just outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Situated along the Snake River at the western edge of the world famous Rocky Mountains, Idaho Falls has all the features of big city living, but still embraces a small town charm. Our skyline consists of the majestic Teton Mountain Range, and in our backyard is the world's most famous park - Yellowstone.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.
Basic American Foods
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