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Buyer Ingredient Purchasing


Nashville, NC, South United States, USA


Braswell Family Farms

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Animal Production - Poultry

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Job Title: Buyer Ingredient Purchasing Steward



Braswell Milling Company (d/b/a Braswell Family Farms) in Nashville, NC has an opening for an Ingredient Purchasing Steward. This person will work closely with mill operations and primarily be responsible for purchasing feed mill ingredients, feed formula support, scheduling receipts, tracking inventory, and calculating feed pricing. The individual must possess our core values of Family, Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, and Humility.



The right person will:

  • Be drawn to our Company’s mission.
  • Desire working in a key role that supports the mill’s operations.
  • Be relationship driven and drawn to working as a team.
  • Be highly organized and efficient.
  • Have at least 3 years of relevant experience.


Braswell Family Farms is a fourth-generation family-owned company providing value-added feed and egg products to American Families for over 77 years. All four generations of the Braswell family have been committed to innovation and have received national recognition of their operating level of excellence. The Braswell’s, the leadership staff, and 175+ team members present among several locations take pride in providing the safest, highest quality egg and feed products to both consumers and customers every day of the year.


At Braswell Family Farms, we believe our jobs are a gift from God, providing us with a platform to serve our customers and each other. We also believe that our business is the Lord’s, and He has placed us in a position of stewardship over the business through which we have an opportunity to honor and glorify Him. This means, He has given us everything we need to fulfill our calling and we are accountable for how we steward His resources.


It’s incredibly motivating to know each day we are not just providing the safest, highest quality eggs and feed to our customers, but we ultimately do it so we can have opportunities to make a positive impact in the lives of those we meet. We strive to foster a culture of kindness and generosity that drives us to do things for our team members, like providing Chaplaincy services, sponsoring marriage conferences, leading lunch and learn devotions, and offering fun-filled family-focused events throughout the year.



Key areas of responsibility for this position will be:

  • Purchasing all conventional and organic ingredients used in our feed mill, including several traded commodities.
  • Planning the mill’s weekly ingredient requirements and receiving schedule based on estimated usage, inventory levels, and storage capacities.
  • Providing formula support including on demand reformulations, strategizing least-cost in response to changes in ingredient costs and nutritional values, and monthly feed program review.
  • Teaming with mill operations to coordinate grain and other ingredient deliveries.
  • Forecasting ingredient needs and executing purchase contracts, including managing basis and pricing decisions for commodity ingredients.
  • Overseeing in-house corn quality testing including maintenance of equipment and purchasing of supplies.
  • Ensuring incoming ingredients comply with organic certification and mill bio-security requirements.
  • Calculating weekly customer feed prices.
  • Tracking basis & board pricing and calculating gains and losses on commodity purchases.
  • Tracking customer grain contract activity.
  • Facilitating month end mill inventory.
  • Networking and developing our farmer & supplier relationships including partnering with Braswell’s ambassador champion.
  • Supporting an ERP implementation in the areas of purchasing, receiving, costing, pricing, contract maintenance.



Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills – phone, email, in person.
  • Demonstrated work history that shows strong team collaboration and process improvement.
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and efficiency.
  • Highly proficient computer skills including accounting software programs and Microsoft Office products, especially Excel.
  • 3+ years of relevant purchasing experience. Knowledge of grain trading policies and current market trends via the Chicago Board of Trade are a plus.
  • Professional appearance and attitude with a strong customer service focus.
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, logistics, accounting, or a related field.
  • Minimal travel.



To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume by using the Apply to This Position button on this page.


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Job Post Date: 07/22/22
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