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Accounting & Finance Plainwell, Michigan


Position at JBS USA Food Company

Description :

The Purchasing Supervisor Trainee demands extensive teamwork with associates located in multiple departments across the Company. Individual must be an effective communicator who can add value to the procurement process for JBS. Individual must act as a leader and change agent while preserving internal and external relationships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensures that procedures for procuring materials and services are communicated to and followed by Expeditors;

  • Maintains relationships with vendors and contractors to ensure good, reliable sources of supply and information;

  • Ensures thorough and complete tracking and recording of purchase and inventory records to provide accurate accounting of all purchased goods and services;

  • May investigate to conclusion all disputed purchases of goods and services for the protection of the company and with fairness to the supplier;

  • Guides and trains procurement personnel in purchasing systems and procedures;

  • Inventory ownership, ensuring proper procedures are followed in receiving, issuing, returning and overall inventory management.


  • 2+ years as a Purchasing Assistant are preferred; Knowledge and understanding of beef processing industry a plus.


  • Ability to communicate effectively before groups, customers and employees;

  • Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office; Heavily focus on Microsoft Excel

  • Must be self-motivated to perform simultaneous tasks independently;

  • Multi-task oriented, able to work at a fast pace, high sense of urgency

  • Must have a high level of ethics

  • Must be able to meet critical deadlines, prioritize and practice excellent time management skills;

  • Knowledge of SAP software is preferred

  • Should be good with mathematics, percentages, statistics, etc.


“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. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made.”

You must have at the minimum, first dose of the Covid vaccine.