Feed Ingredient Analyisis and Purchasing Manager

full time at Gold n Plump in St Cloud, MN, US
The person in this position will be responsible for conducting economic analysis of corn, fats, meals, energy and recommend plans that would optimize costs with nutrient values. The analyst will challenge positions to ensure that purchasing decisions are made with the full consideration of economic value and supply outlook.

Conduct analysis and forecast specific supply and demand components of feed ingredients and energies while understanding local and global factors in order to recommend actions to manage cost and supply risks.
Analyze the impact of political events and government programs on affected markets. Leverage this knowledge to successfully maintain competitive advantage to the industry in input costs.
Develops and schedules grain bulk ingredients and truck fuel purchases and sales transactions to meet the goals and objectives of the organization. Works with elevator operations including receiving and pricing of grain, grain storage operations, independent trucking operations, and monitoring stored grain quality.
Manages the activity of contracting and purchasing feed ingredients to meet the feed mill's production requirement for both Arcadia and St. Cloud corporate cost projections. Processes both elevator financial matters including authorizing payment of all bills, assigning costs to cost centers and authorizing grain payments to farmers.
Lead continuous improvement projects.
Understand ingredient nutrient profiles to minimize costs and maintain quality in consultation with the Nutritionist.
Maintain relationship with suppliers to understand available products and proactively identifying improvement opportunities; Develop and maintain a Supplier Certification Program.
Continuous evaluation of alternative ingredients in feed formulations.

5 - 7 Years of Previous Related experience
Bachelors Degree REQUIRED in Statistics, Production Management, Economics, etc.
Advanced Excel and Access skills, and Intermediate skill in Microsoft Word
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent Communication Skills - both verbal and written
Team player
Collaborative spirit
Good negotiator
Multi-Task Oriented
Very good project management skills

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Published at 13-10-2010
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