Perdue Farms, Inc.

Coleman Field Agent

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Description/Job Summary

The Coleman Field Agent will work closely with the family farms in the outlined geographic region to ensure their adherence to the Coleman standards, the consistent flow of market hogs to the harvest facility and address any and all situations that may arise within the relationship that Coleman and their family farms have.  A strong background in the pork industry, as well as agriculture in general, will be important to help council the family farmers from a credible standpoint.    This role will work closely with the family farms in the outlined geographic region to ensure their adherence to the Coleman standards, the consistent flow of market hogs to the harvest facility and address any and all situations that may arise within the relationship that Coleman and their family farms have.  A strong background in the pork industry, as well as agriculture in general, will be important to help council the family farmers from a credible standpoint.  

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Maintain relations and establish first point of contact for all hog suppliers in assigned region
  • Prospect for growth that meets Coleman production standards and is in line with company’s current purchasing models
  • Obtain weaned pig placement info for all flows in region and forecast hog availability from region
  • Negotiate and renew contracts with oversight from Senior Director
  • Work to improve meat quality of farms in region
  • Understand potential for program enhancements in region, work through costs and evaluate in concert with Senior Director
  • Audit farms in region as needed
  • Assist in scheduling of weekly market loads

Required Experience

B.A. in Animal Science or related field plus 5+ years of pork industry experience focused on production. Ability to overnight travel up to 60% of time. Knowledge of contracts and standard business practices within the pork industry. Strong organizational skills required. 

Details

Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.