Clemens Food Group

  • Director of Hog Procurement

    Job Locations US-PA-Hatfield
    Requisition ID
    2018-11441
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Shift
    1st Shift
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Build your career. Challenge the process. Collaborate & Engage. Build your career with Clemens Food Group and be a part of a challenging, collaborative, team environment. We have an exciting opportunity for a Producer Relationship Manager.  This role will be responsible for creating and managing the hog procurement strategy, building relationships with our producers and balancing supply and demand for the operation.  The role has a large impact to the organization as it is responsible for procurement of 5 million hogs, growing to 7.5 million in the near future, and is the company's largest single input cost.

    Responsibilities

    Hog Supply balancing / optimization
     Make weekly calls to find open hogs aligned with harvest plan if needed (infrequent)
     Execute pricing bids for weekly open hogs
     Communicate and enter pricing for execution of hog payment
     Oversee and work with hog scheduler to plan loads
     Gain market intelligence of hog pricing
     Communicate upcoming harvest plans to Suppliers (holidays, Saturdays)
     Maintain communication with Hog Scheduling to manage irregularities
     Lead communication and process to adjust harvest plans to support plant needs
     Oversee daily & weekly hog harvest target fulfillment
     Execute, review, and distribute weekly/monthly hog supply report
     

    Plan the system CFG hog supply volume strategy annually

     

    Strategic Growth & Relationships Management
     Responsible for producer connectivity with Clemens Food Group
     Conduct business reviews with all suppliers (growth plans and compliance)
     Coordinate and Execute Producer Meetings (in-person)
     Develop, maintain and execute long term hog supply growth plans
     Facilitate long term supply needs discussions for CFG and develop recommendations
     Maintain connectivity with industry experts to stay informed of issues facing producers
     Maintain active pipeline of potential produers who may add value to producer network
     Lead in development and execution of hog procurement strategy
     

    Attend local fairs/events and support producers

     

    Pricing strategy and execution
     Develop, maintain pricing programs that provide value to producer and CFG
     Negotiate renewals with all   producers
     Quarterly benchmarking of pricing programs to assess CFG competitiveness
     Audits of all new pricing
     Spot audits of ongoing pricing
     

    Design structure for weight and grade programs

     

    Hog Procurement Compliance
     Oversee issue resolution of any elevated compliance situations between CFG and Suppliers
     Assist in communication of any new Hog Supplier guidelines
     Intervene and resolve on any Supplier volume fulfillment discrepancies
     Develop statistical modeling of Supplier Quality trends
     Develop processes and guidelines to better establish Supplier standards
     

    communicate all CFG guidelines to Suppliers

     

    Team CFG
     Participate in Level 10 Meetings
     Participate in Industry Conferences and Trade Association meetings to network
     

     

     

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    • Degree from a four year college or university strongly preferred
    • 3-5 Years of relevant industry experience strongly preferred

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