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JBS USA CATTLE BUYER in Wichita, Kansas

JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members, and our corporate office is located in Greeley, Colorado.

Our Regional Beef team is seeking a Cattle Buyer to be responsible for activities in CO/NE/MO/KS. After an initial 6-12 month period working from one of our beef plants, this role willl be located in either the Northeastern Colorado/Western NE area or Southeastern KS/ Southwest MO area.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for cattle procurement and associated activities within region based on plant location

  • Responsible for cattle procurement from cattle feeders and livestock auctions

  • Work with independent contractors to satisfy cattle needs for the company

  • Work with cattle feeders to monitor cattle numbers in their respective area

  • Work with cattle feeders to monitor contracted cattle to ensure quality and availability

  • Monitor the competition and their process

  • Successfully execute bidding procedures and prices

  • Employee will typically work M-F with some weekend hours as needed - approximately 70% of work time will be traveling throughout the region

  • Frequent communication with Head Cattle Buyer, Coworkers, Accounting Department and other plant personnel regarding purchasing, quality, and quality of live cattle

  • Frequent communication with Farmers and Truckers regarding purchase, quality, quantity and delivery of live cattle


  • High School Diploma, GED or higher, with Agriculture knowledge and background required

  • Previous experience in Cattle Procurement is strongly preferred

  • Ability to visually asses grade and potential yield of cattle

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to physically maneuver among and manipulate live cattle

  • Ability to work independently

  • Willingness to travel as needed for the position