Looking for an exciting Buying career in agriculture? Christensen Farms is looking to add an additional member to our Feed buying team.
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:
This person will negotiate, purchase and schedule logistics of ingredients for all our feed mill locations daily. Coordinate with local plant staff to accomplish defined logistics, purchasing, and follow up. Create and support the development and execution of purchasing strategies. Identify, source, and manage relative value ingredients for optimum value with the aid of the formulation system. The role includes spot and forward purchasing of bulk ingredients, relative value ingredient identification, supplier contracts and bids, and transportation logistics. This person will work closely with plant and nutrition personnel to ensure timely delivery of quality ingredients that optimize overall best cost strategies for the company.
Major Areas of Accountability:
Relative Value Merchandising/Formulation:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
At least 2 years’ experience in ingredient purchasing and logistics in the feed industry, agricultural field preferred.
Must have prior experience and knowledge of the feed industry, ingredient purchasing and logistics, relative value merchandising, and formulation Expertise in both technical and fundamental principles and practices of grain merchandising.
Intermediate level Microsoft Excel skill is required.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong negotiation and analytical skills.
Requires individual initiative and competitive drive.
Ability to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Results focused individual that thrives on organizational progress.
Ability to produce results in a fast-paced environment.
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