Sales & Marketing Greeley, Colorado


Position at JBS USA Food Company

Trading Manager - Pork


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.


General Summary

Trading Manager to manage aspects of trading and sales functions for imported pork meat in the North American market.



  • Proactively seek trading opportunities for growing business and building relationships across the supply chain.
  • Direct trading strategy and provide direction to sales team with market information and analysis to achieve team goals
  • Monitor and set market pricing for both ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ trading functions
  • Development of suitable marketing strategies to support sales goals
  • Investigate all opportunities to grow sales including value adding using internal resources and third party service suppliers
  • Position and inventory management
  • Direct logistics and administration staff to ensure customer expectations are met whilst maximizing efficiency for the business unit
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Strong work ethic – “go to” attitude and ability to work within a small team
  • Ability to analyze markets via data and intuition
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently create opportunities without direct supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to connect with multiple entities within the industry: suppliers, customers, traders / competitors   
  • Some travel domestic and international required


Experience and Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in purchasing and sales
  • Strong knowledge and experience in pork; products, markets  
  • Livestock and meat industry knowledge and experience gained in a foreign market – Australia, New Zealand, South America, Europe
  • Knowledge and exporting / importing / logistics
  • Tertiary qualifications in Business, Agriculture and or Marketing or suitable experience
  • Technical meat knowledge preferred



  • Flexible  


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 $117,600 – $161,070; 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;


For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in Colorado, JBS and Pilgrim’s is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation range is specific to the State of Colorado and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to a candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiencies for the role.


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.