Business Manager, Grain Procurement

Your Opportunity

The Grain Procurement Business Manager is responsible for the day-to-day execution of the grain strategy within designated regions. Responsibilities include grain procurement coupled with involvement in operations and sales.  Role requires strong collaboration across many business functions to effectively manage needed supplies. The role is responsible for supporting and improving key initiatives and projects across the grain procurement team.


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Salary Range

$78,500 - $130,500

Core Responsibilities

  • Manages the grain elevators and oversees the elevator managers within designated region(s).
  • Plans and organizes the key initiatives related to the procurement function across the designated region. Builds Action Plans with achievable timelines.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with feed mill managers to facilitate achievement of key initiatives.
  • Researches the business plans and activities of area competitors and utilize the information to develop business strategies enabling Smithfield Hog Production to outperform its local competition in terms of local grain pricing and market share.
  • Oversees grain basis for elevators & feed mills for designated region(s), leading forecasting of supply and demand.
  • Develops, grows and maintains relationships with local farmers in draw area.
  • Coordinates with grain merchandising team to facilitate strategic sales.
  • Collaborates with transportation team on shipments of grain inbound and outbound.
  • Develops and maintains grain procurement reporting to include daily, weekly, and monthly reports. Ability to utilize data and transpose it into action items that can be executed by the procurement teams.
  • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring agreed upon obligations are met between both Smithfield and suppliers.
  • Utilizes technology to demonstrate where opportunities exist to improve business. Monitors and tracks budgets and plans.
  • Understands and interprets markets and establishes excellent business relationships with producers to support procurement with suppliers.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
  • Understands system capabilities and finds ways to improve system performance.
  • Capability to synthesize data from multiple resources to build actionable recommendations.       
  • Effective critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills.      
  • Economic and math skills, and the ability to analyze information and data.            
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.              
  • Ability to create and develop a vision and lead cross-functional teams to achievement.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.     
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.      
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

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About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly®" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies.

We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030.

We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others.

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EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.
Rose Hill, NC
Salary Range:
$78,500 - $130,500
1st Shift
Business Management