Supply Chain, Procurement & Transportation Ottumwa, Iowa


Position at Swift Prepared Foods




POSITION:                             Purchasing Manager


DEPARTMENT:                     Plant Purchasing


LOCATION:                           Ottumwa, IA   


SALARY CLASS:                  Exempt



  • Advanced proficiency of SAP and Microsoft Office Package
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles required
  • Strong ability to work with numerical detail and maintain a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or equivalent preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in managing $50 million spend in the MRO category



  • Manage all MRO spend across manufacturing and operations
  • Ensure compliance with Corporate driven category strategies for MRO
  • Manage costs, track savings, and report out this data to Sr. Management
  • Develop relationships with key internal stakeholders across the business
  • Build contingency plans for suppliers to ensure continuity of supply
  • Identify and manage any risks across the MRO category
  • Acts as business partner to Operations and provides expert Sourcing insights, recommendations and guidance.
  • Constructively challenges Plant Operations in order to identify new value and process optimization opportunities
  • Identifies and drives strategic sourcing projects together with other sourcing projects/tasks.
  • Carries end-to-end responsibility for the (e-)RFx (RFP, RFQ, RFI) processes in coordination with Plant Operations.
  • Develops systems and process roadmaps to optimize performance of MRO Sourcing and procurement activities.

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com or call (641)683-4746


We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

JBS is an equal opportunity employer.




Closing date: until filled