Human Resources 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.

We are seeking candidates for a Program Specialist role based at our Corporate Office in Greeley. This role is positioned to attract talent and ensure success by mentoring participants during their program.

The JBS Organizational Development team is primarily responsible for three critical nationwide talent programs:

  • Trainee Program – 12 month program targeting college graduates
  • Supervisor Development Program – 3 month program targeting high potential current employees
  • Internship Program – 10 week summer program, targeting college students


  • Ensure program success based on clearly defined goals and objectives
  • Evaluate programs and provide suggestions for continuous improvement
  • Implement improvements to programs when appropriate
  • Management of campus recruiting and candidate selection process company-wide
  • Establish and maintain relationships with college campuses through on campus visits, career fair attendance, coordination of executive involvement
  • Recruit highly qualified candidates for JBS Trainee Program and Internship program
  • Creation of rotation requirements and schedule based on business unit needs
  • Communication of program goals, expectations and structure/schedule to management teams at each location
  • Train mentors for all trainees
  • Sponsorship of 20-30 trainees which includes processing hire in systems, requesting system/security access, regular contact with trainees to ensure program is going well and they have what they need, intervene with plant HR or manager as necessary to make adjustments/ improvements to trainee’s experience
  • Complete regular evaluations of trainees and interns to help them understand areas of strength and areas for improvement
  • Partner with internal and external training resources to set training topics, schedule and logistics for four training sessions
  • Execution of all program components to include intern placements, orientation, social events, development events, project presentations and evaluations
  • Execution of intern review process and interview/selection process for those interns to be considered for future hire into trainee or direct hire roles
  • Regular travel to campuses and events 


  • Previous experience in a manufacturing facility preferred, JBS/Pilgrim's experience strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Agriculture or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in HR, recruiting or management role preferred
  • Strong organizational, follow up, negotiation, interview and decision making skills required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle high work volume
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of employee related information
  • Proficient with MS Office suite
  • Ability to travel as needed for recruitment, particularly in the Spring and Fall, approximately 10-12 weeks per year

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 $55,000- $70,000; 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.