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JBS USA VMI BUYER in Blue Ash, Ohio


This role is responsible for maintaining the supply chain for the company and

managing the operational execution of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

strategies. Manages deliverables, resolves delivery and supply issues, and

communicates between suppliers and the company.


  1. Manages the execution of VMI strategies.

a. Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external parties to

provide information and/or providing direction.

b. Monitors customer satisfaction of goods and services received.

c. Ability to manage supply in an ever-changing environment, to include

expediting, de-expediting and cancelling of purchase orders.

d. Generate RFQ’s for competitive bidding of commodities to result in cost


  1. Maintains a variety of manual and electronic records of VMI transactions.

a. Processes documents such as purchase orders, shipping documents, and

commercial invoices to fulfill orders, collecting/distributing payments to

and from customers and vendors.

b. Reconciles purchase orders and invoices.

c. Manage supply of materials to achieve inventory goals. Ability to

negotiate stocking programs (VMI, Kanban, JIT) to reduce both lead time

and inventory

  1. Manage the supply chain to ensure quality and on time delivery of materials

to meet production schedules.

a. Interface with planning, sales, service, engineering, production, finance

and other departments as required to achieve customer satisfaction

b. Ability to negotiate contracts with suppliers to achieve optimal pricing

and service levels.

c. Responsible for the identification and development of suppliers to

ensure supply continuity and optimization for quality, cost and delivery.

  1. Monitors account balances and related financial activity to ensure that

allocations are accurate.

  1. May assume other duties as assigned.


▪High School Diploma or equivalent certification

▪ Must have inventory control experience with a focus in VMI

▪ Ability to speak, read, and write English

▪ Good verbal and written communication skills

▪ Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

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▪ Good math skills

▪ Must be well-organized with good attention to detail

▪ Display strong work ethic and positive attitude

▪ Adaptable and dependable with ability to follow direction and work

cooperation with others

▪ Must maintain a helpful and professional attitude and appearance

▪ Ability to apply logic and understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved,

instructions and to deal with problems involving a few different variables.


ACTIVITIES: Office or factory work, sitting or standing for long hours, bending, stooping,

kneeling, lifting, and reaching

HEARING: Must be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary


REPETITIVE MOTION: Must be able to frequently and regularly use wrists, hands, and or fingers and to

stoop and bend

VISUAL ABILITIES: Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents,

products, or operate machinery.

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25

pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds throughout the day.


Must be able to work for long hours in an office or food processing environment,

where it is wet, damp, and cold. Temperatures are frequently below freezing, and

employees are expected to remain in these conditions for most of their work days

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

functions. The list of essential functions, other duties, mental and physical demands, requirements and licenses is not meant to be exhaustive. Management reserves the right to revise job descriptions and to require other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job changes

Empire is an equal opportunity employer