Ingredient Purchasing Manager

Ingredient Purchasing Manager

Job Summary:

The Ingredient Purchasing Manager will oversee feed ingredient procurement (excluding corn and soybean meal), ingredient vendor relationships, and the selection of best-value offerings in the feed ingredient space. This exciting opportunity carries responsibility for 1.2 million tons of mash pullet and layer feed per year made in 7 company-owned feed mills and 3 toll mills.

Essential Job Functions:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary:

  • Work with the mills to track ingredient inventories and usage, schedule incoming ingredients including trucking as needed
  • Support inventory reconciliation, calculation and reporting of shrink
  • Evaluating current processes and implementing improvements
  • Maintain relationships with vendors, advocating for Versova
  • Will work directly with accounting, feed milling operations, and grain merchandising
  • All other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and enhance a performance-based culture
  • Proven ability to manage complex situations through critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to adapt effectively and work at a high level within a fast paced, continually changing, and demanding environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituencies, including employees, customers, suppliers, and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to interpret financial and operating data and then organize that data to make it actionable
  • Ability to work in various climate conditions including extreme heat and cold environments, walking, standing and sitting for long periods of time
Education and Experience:
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in the feed ingredient, poultry, agriculture, or food processing industry a plus
  • Animal feed formulation or data science experience preferred

Travel: Periodic visits to company feed mill plus vendor location visits and industry tradeshows as needed. Mills are in Ohio (2), Iowa (3), Washington (1), and Oregon (1).

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Posted on

January 12, 2022