Job Code: 
2343
Intro
Number of Vacancies: 
1
Job Posting Length: 
Four weeks
Availability: 
Canadian Workers or Permanent Residents
Business Operation: 
Feedlot
Occupation: 
Grain buying & selling
Employment Terms: 
Permanent (year round)
City: 
Not site specific. 11 Feedlots located in Southern Alberta, 1 located in Southern Saskatchewan. Office will be located in Lethbridge/Coaldale area
Employer
Employer Info: 

Allied Marketing Group

Wage and Benefits
Wage Rate: 
Negotiable
Wage Info: 
Dependent on Experience
Benefits: 
Yes
Worker Accommodation: 
No accommodation
Experience and Education
Driver's License (required): 
5
Education: 
College or Ag Diploma an Asset
Job Experience: 
5 years or more
Job Duties
Crop harvest: 
Grains
Duties: 

The Allied Marketing Group (AMG) is privately owned by 5 progressive feedlot owners with eleven feed yards in Southern Alberta and one in southern Saskatchewan who feed approximately 200,000 cattle annually.  The owners have independent feedlot operations and created AMG to work together on many projects of mutual benefit including:

  • A grid-based marketing agreement
  • A database to collect production data from the live animal to the carcass
  • Employee training and engagement
  • Animal welfare protocols
  • Sharing of market information and other resources
  • Feedlot partnership agreement with Certified Angus Beef
  • Purchasing inputs
  • Financial and production benchmarking
Job Description: 

JOB SUMMARY: The Procurement Manager will be responsible for procuring (negotiate & buy) and contracting (PO/Supplier contract reconciliation, negotiating/correcting inaccuracies on receipts/invoices) for feed grains and various commodities to several farm locations in Southern Alberta. The position is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with various vendors including the handling of logistics, accounting, and other customer related issues. The minimum expectation in this role will be to ensure that we are price competitive in procurement and that all location needs are fulfilled. This person will help develop and implement a procurement and risk management strategy for our feed ingredient needs. Much of a typical day is spent on the telephone, keeping ownership aware of current grain market news while buying grain or products and coordinating logistics.
 

CORE KSA’s & COMPETENCIES

 

  • Knowledge of grain purchase contracts
  • Knowledge of grain marketing
  •  Excellent Communication skills
  • Knowledge of supply-demand economics.
  •  Ability to relate to needs of agri-business people.
  •  Ability to negotiate favorable contracts.
  • Ability to develop mutual trust and satisfaction with vendors and customers.
  • Ability to respect market directions and handle the pressure of market positions.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and with little supervision
  •  Solid organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

• Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar field.
• Related post-secondary education in Business or Agriculture or equivalent work experience
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
• Self Starter with attention to detail

* Experience with Commodity Hedging and CBOT would be a beneficial skill

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Build productive, long-term relationships with vendors and farmer suppliers.
• Purchase ingredients according to product specifications.
• Purchase grain with cost savings to prevailing market.
• Anticipate supply-demand balance and shifts.
• Predict and capture opportunities in future markets, while limiting risk exposure.
• Understand transportation costs and trends.
• To ensure locations do not run out of product.
• Know seasonal and geographical market characteristics.
• Plan purchase contacts that meet needs of operations
• Coordinate delivery of commodities to multiple farm sites
• Create and deliver on a weekly procurement and delivery schedule
• Manage inbound ingredient sampling program and communicate results
• Contribute to weekly and monthly company meetings with commodity market updates and
logistics process for inbound product
• Other duties as assigned

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Procurement Manager generally works 5 days per week.  Regular working hours for are 8:00 AM to 4 PM, but could work earlier or later to meet organizational needs. This position’s schedule is subject to change to meet organizational needs. 

How to apply: 

Think you have what it takes?  Would you like to be considered for this opportunity?

Please submit resume to Human Resources:

Ashley Frank, Human Resources Manager: ashley@kaskocattle.com For additional information please phone 403-345-4301

Candidates should have Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency

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