Sr. Buyer (Meat) (Hybrid)

Location: 

Sheboygan Falls, WI, US

Shift:  First Shift
Requisition ID:  51254

To be the best and to make the best, we must start with the best. From capital goods to cuts of meat, ingredients, packaging, technology and more, Johnsonville’s procurement team is responsible for sourcing a wide variety of materials for the organization’s use throughout its operations. As a purchasing Member, you’ll work with other teams across many company functions to develop new Johnsonville products.

 

Johnsonville, LLC

 

Sr. Buyer (Meat)

Sheboygan Falls, WI

 

Position Overview:

Johnsonville, LLC, a strong, high-growth company, has an opportunity for a result and detailed oriented professional to be responsible for the development and oversight of the meat category. This role will negotiate pricing agreements and the strategic procurement of protein items (pork, beef, turkey, chicken). A future growth opportunity will be to expand into ingredients and/or casing categories. This position will interact cross functionally throughout many functions and levels of the organization.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the strategic sourcing function for all purchased proteins.
  • Coach the Buyer – Meat, who is responsible for the functional execution of the sourcing strategy.
  • Enhance high trust, mutually beneficial relationships with vendors.
  • Proactively collaborate with suppliers to improve quality and service.
  • Collaborate with shareholders to address non-conforming materials, mitigating business impact.
  • Identify opportunities to expand raw material flexibility, reducing commodity impact to business.
  • Lead sourcing activities for new products using a category management approach.
  • Develop and maintain strong cross-functional relationships with the R&D and Operations teams.
  • Initiate, negotiate, and implement supply agreements in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Execute category scorecard to gauge performance, with a focus on driving accountability.
  • Collect and analyze market data resulting in delivery of commodity analysis and forecast.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

 

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of pertinent meat processing experience required.
  • Sourcing, sales, live animal harvest or meat further processing experience is highly desired.
  • Working knowledge of meat markets and the economics of meat processing.
  • Previous coaching experience is desired, not required.

 

Skills:

  • Knowledge of meat processing, meat purchasing or meat sales.
  • Strong business, analytical and fiscal acumen; influenced by a high learning agility.
  • Effective, and persuasive communication skills with ability to instill action, confidence, and trust.
  • Ability to effectively manage internal and external relationships with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Keen awareness of customer and team needs in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Ability to lead major projects and change management efforts.
  • Confident presenter to internal and external teams.
  • Knowledgeable in ERP and MRP systems, inventory control, and Purchasing law.
  • Commitment to personal growth of team and self.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to problem solve, multitask, and drive results.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and take risks to achieve results.
  • Proven experience and strong skills in negotiating.
  • Highly organized, with ability to effectively prioritize work that has the highest impact on business.

 

Location:                            Global Headquarters, Sheboygan Falls, WI

                                             Opportunity for hybrid work arrangements in the future

                                         (Our office is about an hour north of Milwaukee and one hours south of Green Bay)

 

Coach:                                Sr. Strategic Buyer

 

Member Status:                  Fulltime, Salaried

 

Travel:                                Occasional, 5-10%                                                           

 

Reason for Posting:        Member was promoted (We love it when that happens!)

 

Benefits:         Members have potential for a monthly bonus, 401k with a company match and profit sharing. Members also have access to terrific benefits including affordable medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; disability and life insurance; and fertility and adoption assistance. Johnsonville also offers competitive paid time off, including paid parental time off, as well as access to the 24/7 onsite fitness center, onsite medical clinic and tuition reimbursement!  

 

About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 2,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!

 

How to Apply:  

External candidate:  Apply on-line only at:  careers.johnsonville.com

 

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country.  We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.