Christensen Farms, a progressive, family-owned swine business, is the fourth largest producer in the United States. Located throughout the upper Midwest, CF has operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota. A leader in food production for more than 25 years, Christensen Farms is an organization that offers an ever-evolving, highly collaborative and challenging work environment. We believe in hiring talented people to help us in our mission to deliver a high quality, safe and wholesome pork product to consumers while giving each of our employees the opportunity to be a part of an outstanding and professional work setting.
Christensen Farms is currently seeking a Supply Chain Buyer – Operations to join the Supply Chain team. Christensen Farms is looking for a business savvy individual who has interest in collaborating with key production and operations professionals within the organization while working in a fast paced atmosphere. The supply chain buyer will focus on all aspects of purchasing, distribution and cost analysis/reporting. The position requires strong interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, project management skills, as well as the ability to work in a team atmosphere.
The position of Operations Buyer is responsible for coordinating and executing purchasing, distribution & inventory management for production, operations and business inputs. The primary focus of this role will align with multiple areas which could include, pharmaceuticals, supplies, energy, parts and materials, equipment and fleet, as well as services necessary to the business. This role strives to assure supply and achieve optimal value of spend while working as a key partner to the Operations Manager.
Additionally, this role requires strong attention to detail, following procedures in a fast paced environment. Responsibilities include cost analytics, report preparation, contract reconciliation, and coordination of quarterly bids. Ability to think strategically and focus on value creation while supporting internal departments and ensuring their needs are being met by our suppliers.
This role requires the ability to manage projects from creation to completion in a timely and efficient manner. This individual must act as a subject matter expert (SME) for supply chain initiatives and for any ERP processes and enhancements. Based on the diverse work, responsibilities will be aligned to meet the operational work flow requirements. This may require contributing to or support of other supply chain responsibilities.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
A minimum of 3-5 years of specific experience related to the position. Experience and knowledge in supply chain, purchasing, inventory management and logistics preferred. Knowledge of distribution pricing, the swine industry, and veterinarian requirements a plus. A four year college degree in economics, agricultural economics, business administration, or agriculture desired. Candidate will exhibit the following competencies; ability to think quickly, negotiate, analytical skills, teamwork, project management, attention to detail, communication, energy and follow through. Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel.
Hearing must be good to have the ability to understand information to perform job duties
Vision must be good or corrected to normal to perform normal job duties.
Ability to read and write in English in order to process paperwork and infer any follow-up action necessary.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks.
Must be able to work in climate-controlled, office environment.
Supervision of Others
Supply Chain Purchasing Manager, Operations
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