Trade Greeley, Colorado


Position at JBS USA Food Company

JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members, and our corporate office is located in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, where our 1,200 team members onsite enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

The Senior Fats & Oils Trader is responsible for the sales, trading and hedging of assigned commodities with the primary aim to achieve budget; this includes the development, implementation and management of trading strategies within approved policies for the profitable operation of the Business Unit. This role will be based at our Corporate Office in Greeley, CO.  


  • Responsible for trading the Fats & Oils book and ensuring the groups strategies are executed
  • Ability to identify arbitrage opportunities across physical commodities traded
  • Develop, in conjunction with other Commercial Managers, sales, trading and operational strategies that are realistic and profitable
  • Develop and implement new markets or commodities that complement the existing business
  • Manage designated key customers/destinations as a complete package to ensure that the Company's trading activities exceed the expectations of new and existing buyers and suppliers
  • Identify growth opportunities through the leverage of existing assets and the identification of new opportunities in conjunction with business development and projects
  • Achieve budgetary and company targets as set, including profit targets, cash flow return on assets and working capital requirements
  • Ensure the appropriate protection of the Company's financial interests by conscious and active risk management
  • Work with shipping, logistics, rail, finance and other functions that impact key accounts and relevant commodities
  • Help maintain a staff development program to ensure the By-Products business has a good spread of suitably experienced members and is developing talented aspirants
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must have previous physical commodity trading experience
  • Previous Veg Oil trading experience highly desired
  • 5-10 years’ commodity trading experience
  • Demonstrated success leading a team in a commercial environment
  • BS/BA degree preferred in Agricultural Business, Animal Science, Business Administration, Economics, or related fields or equivalent career experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Shipping and Logistics processes
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong knowledge of agricultural supply systems, and exporting / importing / logistics for perishable commodities
  • Microsoft Office applications, including: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook

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): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule;
  • Base salary range of $95,000 – $145,000 annually; 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.