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Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Raw Material Buyer

Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Smithfield, VA

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.
The Raw Material Buyer purchases and schedules raw materials to be delivered to all plants in quantities and quality levels which meet the needs of the receiving facilities. Responsible for resolving and documenting all raw material claims. Collects and furnishes market changes and trends to those in positions of decision making authority.
EEO/AA Information
Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.
Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:
Purchases all raw materials from approved suppliers needed to produce the company\u2019s products in quantity and quality levels necessary to satisfy marketing demands.
Reviews current raw material vendor base and investigates alternative suppliers to ensure the least possible cost to all Smithfield plant facilities.
Works with both internal and external suppliers to ensure raw materials are delivered on time and in sufficient quantities to maximize producing plant production schedules.
Handles all direct negotiations with suppliers in regard to any raw material claims.
Evaluates existing and future raw material market conditions and reports opportunities for speculative purchases to those in a position of decision making authority. Acts as the SAP Gatekeeper for raw materials. Processes daily Market Wire- noon trades and full report after market is closed. Provides accounting with pricing to update SAP/cost system weekly.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and minimum 2 year\u2019s related experience and/or training, required.
Strong knowledge Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
Prior SAP experience, preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have good planning, organizational and execution skills.
Ability to meet deadlines and established goals and objectives in a fast-paced environment.
Must have strong negotiation skills.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequently required to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Corporate working environment.
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

10 days 20 hours ago

Smithfield Foods, Inc.


Raw Material Buyer Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Smithfield, VA, United States


Location: Smithfield, VA

Company Profile:
From our small town beginning in Smithfield, Virginia, Smithfield Foods has grown into a global food company with a presence in 12 countries. Regardless of the size and scope of our business, we always conduct ourselves with respect for our animals, communities, customers, employees and the environment. Our philosophy has served us well and we are committed to providing Good food. Responsibly.® so you can confidently share great meals and memories with family and friends.