Accounting & Finance Greeley, Colorado


Position at Pilgrim's

Pilgrim’s is the second largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.K. Pilgrim’s processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries, employs more than 50,000 people and contracts with more than 5,200 family farmers. Pilgrim’s is headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, at the JBS USA corporate office where our 1,200 employees enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

The Financial Statistics Analyst provides mathematical modeling and analysis services to support critical financial, operational, and/or strategic planning decisions and engages in supporting project teams in value added activities that generate practical solutions to complex business problems, explores new business alternatives, and drives improvement in business decisions.


  • Develops the approach and methods to define and solve management problems through quantitative analysis and analytical models, using operations research, statistics, machine learning, forecasting techniques and structured programming languages
  • Provides on-going analytical services to business unit
  • Builds mathematical modeling, forecasting, applications development, and provides business unit support
  • Leverages understanding of the business process to identify and implement solutions that will result in significant bottom-line contributions
  • Participates in model design, prototype, and model development for several efforts that occur simultaneously, and interfaces with product delivery groups
  • Identifies, researches, or solves large complex problems using big data
  • Designs analytic plan/develop hypotheses to test; understands limitations of analysis (what it can and cannot be used for)
  • Understands the intuition behind the numbers (i.e. does it make sense?)
  • Keeps informed about the latest analytical methods and research
  • Communicates results to management
  • Contributes deck content and builds the story for the deck with guidance to summarize findings
  • Speaks in a manner appropriate for working team and their level +1
  • Raises concerns when scope of analysis may not align with time available and can choose an appropriate scope of analysis to conduct balancing ROI to time available
  • Identifies solution quality risks and on-time risks
  • Understands the business value, process, and expectations before focusing on choice of a technical solution
  • Anticipates working team questions to data and approach
  • Develops and delivers presentations aligned with CIEO standards


  • Advanced degree (MS, or PhD or ABD) in operations research, statistics, or other related quantitative discipline involving quantitative analysis and application of advanced operations research principles/statistical methods required
  • If MS, 1.5+ years of experience applying operations research principles/statistical methods for solving complex business problems required
  • Coursework or work experience with mathematical programming or probability/ forecasting techniques required
  • Coursework or work experience in model prototyping through use of either optimization toolkit(s) including CPLEX, AMPL, or OPL, or statistical package(s) including SAS or SPSS, Minitab and/or BI tools required
  • Coursework or work experience with C, C++, Java, R, Python, or other structured programming language required
  • Minor in computer science and/or formal advanced computer science coursework preferred
  • Good business, technical, verbal/written communication, presentation. Adaptability to changing business environment
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with clients
  • Proficient with MS Office
  • Experience with programming language preferred
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications
  • Knowledge of industry data sources preferred
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
  • 2+ years of professional experience in financial analytical field preferred
  • 1+ years designing and programming/coding data structures for large-scale computer models preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to create business value
  • As a salaried position with the company, you may be required to travel at some point to other facilities, to attend Company events, or as a representative of the Company in other situations. Unless otherwise specified in this posting, the amount of travel may vary and the most qualified candidate must be willing and able to travel as business needs dictate

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;
  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;
  • 401(k): eligible after 90 days of employment including company match which begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule
  • Base salary range of $58,485 - $76,020; and
  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program;

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.