Cattle Procurement Associate
Cattle Procurement Associate Position:
The Cattle Procurement Associate role enables the individual to become familiar with the workflow of the operations, and to develop knowledge of meat processing production, including food safety and overall production management. Associates will be trained in a number of areas to learn skills and gain knowledge vital to succeed in a procurement leadership role. After training the associate will be placed in a territory that will be theirs to lead. In this territory they will purchase grain fed cattle to be sent to one of Cargill’s harvest facilities.
As an Associate, you will understand meat processing production, including process flow, yields, variances, USDA regulations and requirements, accounting, and information technologies. This position will also receive additional training in people leadership skills, OSHA requirements, ergonomics and safety training, HACCP, good manufacturing practices, coaching, and Human Resoures practices. You will be exposed to all facets of meat processing operations through an in-depth general orientation. The training is crafted to teach the various aspects of the business prior to placement in a role that aligns the candidate with business needs.
You will be exposed to a number of fields that will give you the necessary tools to effectively schedule daily production, maintain a live inventory, and purchase grain fed cattle from various producers.
This role involves physical activity in agricultural, food, and feed processing environments which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis – involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing over 50 pounds and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (i.e. heat, cold, dust, etc.).
- Timely communication to producers and fellow employees involved with trading, transporting, harvesting and payment of cattle
- Maintain relationships with producers in the associate’s territory
- Accurately evaluate quality of cattle and enter estimates into procurement system
- Collect key industry certifications and documentation from producers and verify producer information is accurately represented in the procurement system
Associate Program Benefits:
- Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, retirement benefits package
- Access to volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities
- Relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage)
- Tuition reimbursement to those who wish to continue their education in their career field
We promote a culture that celebrates diversity! This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates intellectually a diverse group of employees. Our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and leverage our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.
Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:
- Asian Alliance Network
- Cargill Young Professionals Network
- Cargill Ability Network (iCAN)
- Cargill Ebony Council
- Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW)
- Hispanic-Latino Council
- Cargill Pride Network
- Veterans & Military Support Network
- Cargill Women’s Network
- Schuyler, Nebraska; Wyalusing, Pennsylvania; Dodge City, Kansas
- 25% travel
- Plant setting
- Currently pursuing or have recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Agriculture, Business, Economics, or related degrees, with graduation dates between December 2021 and August 2022
- Basic understanding of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and live cattle trading activities
- Strong negotiation skills
- A desire and willingness to work around and with livestock producers
- Demonstrated strong conflict resolution skills
- Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
- Right to work in the United States that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer
- Ability to work effectively with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures
- Willing and able to relocate
- Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually
- Strong communication skills – written and oral
- Overall 3.0 GPA or higher based off of a 4.0 scale
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
To apply for this job please visit careers.cargill.com.