Operations Management (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Green Bay, Wisconsin


Position at JBS USA Food Company

Position: Purchasing supervisor



  • Responsible for placing purchase orders for new and existing production materials.
  • Identify and develop qualified suppliers which meet company standards.
  • Control the cost of purchased materials within budget and generate cost reduction action plans.
  • Maintain and support company objectives for cost reduction, inventory turns and on-time delivery.
  • Place purchase orders to meet production schedules, while maintaining good supplier relationships and maintaining cost control.
  • Manage all aspects of the Purchasing Department. Includes direct reports in the parts cage and receiving.
  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Manage inventory levels and purchase as required
  • Negotiate pricing and contracts
  • Make recommendations to management for cost saving strategies
  • Develop, maintain and improve supplier relationships
  • Locate alternative suppliers, products and services
  • Provide purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data and trends
  • Daily checks of critical inventory.
  • Qualifications:
  • 5+ Years of purchasing or sourcing in a manufacturing environment, preferably purchasing of multiple commodities.
  • Strong negotiation skill with specified expertise in the procurement of raw material to finished products.
  • Strong management of global vendors.
  • SAP experience.
  • SCM or CPIM is a plus.
  • Must have good inter-personal skills, and the ability to multi task with working with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent MS Office skills required with the emphasis on excel.
  • This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package. EOE
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Excel
  • Organized, confident and professional
  • Knowledge of machine parts and supply a plus