Associate Raw Material Buyer (Hybrid Opportunity)
Smithfield, VA 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
Associate Raw Material Buyer (Hybrid Opportunity)
ID 2023-27351 Job Locations US-VA-Smithfield Salary Range $46,500 - $77,500 Category Supply Chain Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Shift Corporate - Day Shift Adv. IndSPR-Logistics SC Trans. Warehouse
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The Business Management and Procurement team is looking for motivated professionals to facilitate the distribution of our great products to customers and consumers. The Associate Raw Material Buyer purchases and schedules raw materials to be delivered to all plants in quantities and quality levels which meet the needs of the receiving facilities. This position is responsible for resolving and documenting all raw material claims.

Salary Range
$46,500 - $77,500
Core Responsibilities
    Purchases all raw materials from approved suppliers needed to produce the company's products in quantity and quality levels necessary to satisfy market demands.
  • Reviews current raw material vendor base and investigates alternative suppliers to ensure the least possible cost to all Smithfield plant facilities.
  • Works with external suppliers to ensure raw materials are delivered on time and in sufficient quantities to maximize producing plant production schedules.
  • Assists Senior Buyers with PO entry, complaint entry, truck tracking, and report generation.

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, required.
  • Strong knowledge Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Prior SAP experience, preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have good planning, organizational and execution skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and established goals and objectives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • 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.
Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees. Also, education benefits available to full and part-time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

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 our 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. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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.

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Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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