role's responsibilities require time spent on-farm with growers.
This role is within PepsiCo Foods North America's Agro/Commodity Sourcing and Procurement group which offers opportunities for career paths in direct contracting with corn, oats, and potato growers as well as purchasing of other ag ingredients such as vegetable oil, cornmeal, wheat, flour, and rice. Other roles within the group are located in Plano TX, Gothenburg NE, Rhinelander WI, Central/NE Saskatchewan, Southern Manitoba, and/or Mississauga/Peterborough Ontario.
As a front-line manager of corn for Frito Lay, this role is expected to operate with a high level of critical thinking. Due to the complexity of corn supply and demand, competing markets, quality needs of food corn, and necessity for improved sustainability for Frito Lay's corn sourcing, field buyers will need to balance and advance competing agendas. To effectively move forward and future-proof Frito Lay's corn procurement strategy, the right candidate must be able to exert a high-level of influence across grower base and internally within the organization to reach the best solution for the end-to-end supply chain.
Strategic Relationship Management - effectively balance short-term and long-term deliverables and make trade-off decisions frequently with grower base and cross-functionally within Frito Lay.
Identifying and approving new growers - to continue building the supply base, bring in new perspectives, and optimize supply assurance and cost, field buyer will be responsible for finding, approving, and onboarding best of the best corn growers.
Implementation of sustainability advancements - field buyer will be responsible for partnering with PepsiCo's Sustainable Ag group to implement advancements within grower base and supply shed to deliver against PepsiCo sustainability commitments.
AOP Planning and Pricing Analysis - front-line cost build analysis of pricing structure across the region where the buyer operates. Leverage basic knowledge of commodity markets and competing demand to align on right cost build and support development of strategies to manage basis negotiations across grower base.
Supply Risk Mitigation - Identifies potential gaps in supply chain for raw materials and develop/execute plans to remove those gaps.
Compensation & Benefits:
• The expected compensation range for this position is between $81,000 - $135,600 based on a full-time schedule.
• Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary.
• Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 10% of annual salary paid out annually.
• Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement.
• In addition to salary, PepsiCo offers a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees and their families, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan.
Undergraduate degree in Agriculture, Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field preferred
Strong interpersonal skills
5+ years in a related field
Technical experience related to agriculture production
Commodity market knowledge/experience
Basic knowledge or experience within PepsiCo Procurement Directs space
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Strong knowledge/experience in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Strong analytical capabilities in processing data
Proven collaboration/teamwork experience
Ability to influence at all levels of internal organization and external growers
Ability to multi-task; handle competing priorities
Strong organizational and Customer Service-orientated skill
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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