Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employees nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.
The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Food members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.
Position Overview & Responsibilities:
The position of Finance Leader will direct and coordinate all day to day activities of the analysts department, business planning and projections and the integration of technology reporting and benchmarking tools into the organization. This position will also support but will not be primarily responsible for the company’s corporate development and commodity risk management programs.
Responsibilities and duties include reporting on both financial and operational trends; along with budgets, forecasts, monthly financial management reports, ad hoc analysis and special projects as assigned by the leader. This position ensures a timely accounting close, prepares board reporting packages, preps the executive team and answers strategic questions.
Major Areas of Accountability:
Accounting, Finance, along with Agri-business or business management with seven + years post graduate experience
Financial Management experience preferred
Agri-business or peripheral industry background preferred
Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint
Experience in database querying skills, ERP experience preferred
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations
Ability to produce reports and business correspondence
Highly intelligent with excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
Results focused individual that thrives on organizational progress
Ability to produce results in a fast paced environment
Must have a bias toward action; be highly motivated
Ability to adapt to change of responsibilities and additional duties demanded by the business environment
Must possess a high degree of business acumen; along with a strong focus on low cost while maintaining quality
Must possess strong negotiating skills and strong presentation skills
Ability to clearly communicate information and respond to questions from business leaders, managers, producers and subject matter experts
Must maintain flexibility regarding tasks undertaken and have the ability to prioritize tasks to meet exacting deadlines
Must have a highly team oriented approach
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