Logistics Specialist - New College Grad in Jonesboro, AR at Butterball

Date Posted: 11/19/2020

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Job Description


This is an entry level, developmental supervisory position available to new college graduates. You will provide leadership and become a subject matter expert within logistics, shipping, receiving, scheduling, transportation, and supply chain within a Butterball food processing facility.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Poultry, Animal or Food Science or related field
  • Completion of at least one leadership course as part of their collegiate curriculum
  • 2 summer internships or co-op experience or equivalent work experience
  • Has actively participated or held office in a campus or community organization
  • Proficiency in math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages)


  • Experience in poultry/meat food manufacturing
  • Background in agriculture or farming



Supervising People and Managing Processes

  • Learn to develop and implement replenishment planning (VMI) processes and technologies.
  • Understand how to manage the replenishment planning processes and activities for key customers.
  • Understand how to manage the retail feature management processes and activities.
  • Build direct collaborative relationships with Customer /Sales / Broker to deliver and meet customer service performance metrics of Case Fill, On Time Delivery, DC/Store Service Levels, and Inventory turns
  • Take part in Continuous Improvement projects to help develop various supply chain improvement processes
  • Become a subject matter expert within Supply Chain performance reporting and coordination of all Supply Chain reporting needs
  • Routine inventory analysis
  • Work alongside plant leadership to help develop and apply best practice analytical tools to support goals and objectives
  • Participate in site Supply Chain teams when called upon
  • Work with cross-functional project teams to solve problems and drive continuous improvement


Safety and Compliance

  • Accountable to personal and safety standards, manufacturing protocols, product specifications and quality guidelines
  • Serves as a role model and initiates proactive actions to ensure team’s understanding of and compliance with all company policies and regulatory guidelines (including USDA, OSHA, DOL, EEOC, DOT, etc.)
  • Conducts routine safety, quality, and customer facility audits


Continuous Improvement and Plant Engagement

  • Works closely with other plant departments to optimize performance
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement, understands root cause and helps build solutions to within a team-based work environment
  • Participants in department and facility meetings


Reporting and Analytics

  • Collects, monitors, analyzes, and presents statistical data aligned to product or processing activities
  • Updates daily/weekly department

Other Duties:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (prior to joining Butterball):

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, advanced presentation skills
  • Ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (gained when joining Butterball):

  • Skilled in coaching and team member engagement
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing methods, process improvements, problem solving techniques and procedures
  • Familiar with operations metrics, such as yields, lbs. /birds per man hours (PMH), line speeds, etc.
  • Knowledge of:
    • USDA and OSHA regulations
    • HACCP (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points)
    • SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
    • SSOPs (Standard Sanitary Operational Procedures)

Level of Independence : Works with a high degree of supervision through an entry period, thereafter, will operate under moderate direction and moderate level of independence.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting; close vision and ability to adjust focus. Up to 20% travel and valid Driver’s License required.




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