JBS USA PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR- BELLY COMPLEX in Ottumwa, Iowa
J ob Title: Procurement Analyst
Location: Ottumwa, IA
Our Company, Your Opportunity:
Nearly 150 years ago, Gustavus Swift founded Swift & Company. He was a true pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry. This commitment to transformation mirrors that of Swift Prepared Foods today. Swift Prepared Foods (formerly Plumrose USA) is the prepared foods arm of JBS USA, one of the world’s largest meat companies. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.
To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.
The Buyer will report to Director of Purchasing with a dotted line to the plant accounting manager and will be responsible for optimizing the supply chain purchasing of all packaging, ingredients, services, supplies, and MRO parts. Handles all administrative tasks surrounding purchasing of materials mentioned above. Buyer will work with facility managers and supervisors to ensure timely delivery of materials to facilities. Buyer will work with suppliers to ensure timely, full delivery of orders. Buyers will work with R&D to source new material and ingredients.
Ensures delivery of requested materials from Swift schedulers, planners, and requisitioner’s
Ensures Prompt input of purchase orders and changes to purchase orders
Confirm all Purchase order in SAP within 48 hours
Ensures optimization of SAP to improve purchase process and accurate financial record documentation
Develop positive relationships with suppliers and keep in close contact regarding orders, market conditions, and trends
Work with JBS Global Procurement team on projects and cost savings programs
Assist in any claims process:
Ensure timely resolution of plant-initiated claims with suppliers.
Identify chronic quality issues and trigger problem-solving.
Works with Finance team to resolve block invoiceissue’s
Recommends to Director of Purchasing - optimal supply chain for back-end of overall supply chain system including, but not limited to optimal mix of suppliers for all packaging, ingredients, and supplies.
Work with Plant manager and Plant accounting manager to reduce inventory levels to improve FCF while maintaining plant efficiency
Help process Requisitions at the plant level
Process AP issues with SAP Workflow
Works with plant management to improve overall purchasing processes for facilities
Processes product claims with suppliers, brokers and plants to an agreeable resolution and reimbursement for issue dealing with packaging and ingredients
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
3+ years of supply chain experience, or equivalent education, in purchasing, sales, planning, logistics, or manufacturing with financial responsibility.
Superior analytic capacity and problem solving skills
SAP or other ERP system in a manufacturing environment is a plus
Experience in a manufacturing company with broad knowledge of operations, distribution, sales
Self-starter, driven individual focused on continuous improvement
Excellent team oriented approach is critical
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Superior project management skills
Knowledge of purchasing, selling, scheduling, and production planning of perishable food products desired.
Demonstrated capacity to lead successful negotiations
Demonstrated capacity to work with teams
This position will interactions with the following stakeholder:
Government agencies /USDA
Freight, warehousing, suppliers.
Suppliers, vendors, strategic partners
Human Resources, Accounting, and Logistics
Scheduling and Sales
Physical Demands :
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequently required to sit; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear
Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus
Plant working environment
Food manufacturing operations environment
If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers
We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.
Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
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