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JBS USA CATTLE BUYER in Garden City, Kansas

Cattle Buyer

We are looking for a Cattle Buyer for JBS who is responsible for cattle procurement and associated activities within region based on plant location.


  • Responsible for cattle procurement from cattle feeders and livestock auctions

  • Work with independent contractors to satisfy cattle needs for the company

  • Work with cattle feeders to monitor cattle numbers in their respective area

  • Work with cattle feeders to monitor contracted cattle to ensure quality and availability

  • Monitor the competition and their process

  • Successfully execute bidding procedures and prices

  • Employee will typically work M-F with some weekend hours as needed - approximately 70% of work time will be traveling throughout the region

  • Frequent communication with Head Cattle Buyer, Coworkers, Accounting Department and other plant personnel regarding purchasing, quality, and quality of live cattle

  • Frequent communication with Farmers and Truckers regarding purchase, quality, quantity and delivery of live cattle

  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma, GED or higher, with Agriculture knowledge and background required

  • Previous experience in Cattle Procurement is strongly preferred

  • Ability to visually asses grade and potential yield of cattle

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to physically maneuver among and manipulate live cattle

  • Ability to work independently

  • Willingness to travel as needed for the position

  • As a salaried position with the company, you may be required to travel at some point to other facilities, to attend Company events, or as a representative of the Company in other situations. Unless otherwise specified in this posting, the amount of travel may vary and the most qualified candidate must be willing and able to travel as business needs dictate.

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits :

  • Benefits : Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;

  • Paid Time Off : sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;

  • 401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule;

  • Incentive Pay: This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program;

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in Colorado, JBS and Pilgrim’s is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation range is specific to the State of Colorado and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to a candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiencies for the role.

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those who have, at minimum, the first of a two-dose vaccine in advance of their first date of employment will be required to receive the second dose within the manufacturers recommend timeframe and submit proof of their final vaccination dose once obtained. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

About us: JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members, and our corporate office is located in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, where our 1,200 team members onsite enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

Our mission: To be the best in all that we do, completely focused on our business, ensuring the best products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers, profitability for our shareholders and the opportunity of a better future for all of our team members.

Our core values are: Availability, Determination, Discipline, Humility, Ownership, Simplicity, Sincerity