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Junior Merchandiser

Purpose and Scope/General Summary: We are looking for a Junior Merchandiser for Pilgrim’s that is responsible for feed ingredient merchandising for a geographic segment of Pilgrim’s feed mill footprint. The role will execute a feed ingredient origination program, assisting on all trade functions, and executing a farmer retention plan. This role will have direct interaction with farmers and commercial grain companies, as well as internal coordination with operations, accounting, and trade groups.


  • Purchase feed ingredients, establish and maintain farmer/vendor relationships

  • Utilize computer programs to maintain purchase orders, sales, transportation, and position reports

  • Correspond with feed mills on inventories, to-arrives, deliveries and operations

  • Develop expertise in cash grain markets relevant to the geographic area

  • Monitor and ensure accuracy of contracts in computer system

  • Collaborate with Account Payable for payment inquiries

  • Communicate with s uppliers for data regarding trades and shipments

  • Develop s tandard o perating p rocedures

  • Other duties as assigned


  • 4-year degree required – preferably in an Ag related field

  • Requires computer aptitude for database management, general word processing, and spreadsheet programs

  • SAP experience preferred

  • Ability to work well within Trade team

  • Ability to learn all aspects of the PPC Trade business including vendors, logistics, sales, and administration

  • General knowledge of accounting process and ability to reconcile information

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the organization and with external customers

  • Strong work ethic – self-motivated and driven

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Knowledge of production agriculture a plus but not required

  • Can perform the functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation

  • As a salaried position with the company, you may be required to travel at some point to other facilities, to attend Company events, or as a representative of the Company in other situations . Unless otherwise specified in this posting, the amount of travel may vary and the most qualified candidate must be willing and able to travel as business needs dictate.

    The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits :

  • Benefits : Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;

  • Paid Time Off : sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;

  • 401(k) : company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule;

  • Base salary range of $63,000-$78,000 ; and

  • Incentive Pay: This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program;

    For individuals assigned and /or hired to work in states where it is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for any given position, compensation ranges are specific to those states and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to a candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiencies for the role.

    This position does not have an application deadline. We will continue to recruit until the position has been filled.

    The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    About u s: Pilgrim’s is the second largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.K. Pilgrim’s processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries, employs more than 50,000 people and contracts with more than 5,200 family farmers. Pilgrim’s is headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, at the JBS USA corporate office where our 1,200 employees enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

    Our mission: To be the best in all that we do, completely focused on our business, ensuring the be s t products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers, profitability for our shareholders and the opportunity of a better future for all of our team members.

    Our core values are: Availability, Determination, Discipline, Humility, Ownership, Simplicity, Sincer ity

    EOE/ Vet s /Disab ility