CATTLE BUYER

Supply Chain, Procurement & Transportation Souderton, Pennsylvania


Description

Position at JBS USA Food Company

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for cattle procurement and associated activities in the state of New York
  • Responsible for cattle procurement from cattle feeders and livestock auctions
  • Work with independent contractors to satisfy cattle needs for the company
  • Work with cattle feeders to monitor cattle numbers in their respective area
  • Work with cattle feeders to monitor contracted cattle to ensure quality and availability
  • Monitor the competition and their process
  • Bidding procedures and prices

Working Conditions:

  • Employee will typically work 50-55 hours per week M-F with some weekend work if necessary
  • Employee will be based out of Souderton, PA and will spend approximately 70% of work time traveling

Requirements:

  • Education: Minimum High School Diploma with Agriculture knowledge and background
  • Previous experience in Cattle Procurement is preferred, but not required
  • Special Skills:
  • Ability to visually asses grade and potential yield of cattle
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to physically maneuver among and manipulate live cattle

Relationships:

  • Internal: Frequent communication with Head Cattle Buyer, Coworkers, Accounting Department and other plant personnel regarding purchasing, quality, and quality of live cattle.
  • External: Frequent communication with Farmers and Truckers regarding purchase, quality, quantity and delivery of live cattle.

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