Career Foundation Program (CFP) 2020 - Supply Chain
Smithfield, VA 23430, USA
As a Career Foundation Program (CFP)Associate, you are sponsored and supported by our Organization’s Senior Leaders along with an assigned mentor and program manager to partner with as you launch your career. This 24-month training program will develop you into the future leaders of our company. The program is designed for top talent who seek a performance-based culture that is built on Responsibility, Operational Excellence and Innovation (ROI).
During your 24-months you will learn from Smithfield Foods leaders, hear from industry experts, and roll up your sleeves to experience the many functional areas of the company. You will engage in challenging and dynamic experiences throughout various Smithfield Foods business areas, locations, and functional groups broken down by Track including:
Sales & Business
Food Safety & Quality Assurance
You will be expected to provide business support and thought-leadership to the company throughout the program and beyond. As a CFP Associate you will add value as a full-time employee from day one, doing real work, and delivering real results.
At the conclusion of 24 months, you will be placed into a role where you can add immediate value based on your track assignment and Smithfield Foods business needs. Your career journey from that point forward is completely in your hands. You are not limited to a set path.
The Career Foundation Program is divided into function-specific tracks from which you can launch your career journey at Smithfield Foods. These tracks are designed to guide placement following the program.
Sales & Business Track – including rotations through Business Management, Sales and Marketing
Operations Track – including rotations through Continuous Improvement, Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Environmental & Safety, Logistics, and Manufacturing
Hog Procurement Track – including rotations through Hog Purchasing, Hog and Farm Contract Negotiations
Distribution Center Track – including rotations through Distribution Services, Inventory Control and Supervision
Supply Chain Track –including rotations through Demand Planning, Transportation and Supply Planning
Engineering Track – including rotations through Engineering Orientation to include exposure to IE/Quality/Production; Corporate Project Work and Supervision
Food Safety & Quality Assurance Track - including rotations through Auxiliary Programs, Product Quality Testing, Shelf Life and Label Verification
Finance Track – including rotations through Plant Finance and Accounting, and Corporate Finance and Accounting
The CFP Associate contributes to the department’s achievement of goals by problem solving, leading projects, executing short-term and long-term responsibilities, and delivering results that exceed expectations. The Career Foundation Program is designed for high potential college/university graduates who can quickly adapt to new environments and deliver contributions to the departments for which they are assigned. In a fast past-paced, results-oriented environment, the successful incumbent will complete the program and be ready for assignments commensurate with their Smithfield CFP work experience (18-24 months of relevant work experience).
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Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college/university.
Be able to relocate one to two times during rotation.
Must possess a high level of professionalism, discretion and ability to self-manage his/her time from remote locations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Travel up to 15-25% of time. Periodic overnight travel required.
A great job—and a great future—awaits you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, we’re a $15-billion global food company with more than 52,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.
We’re passionate about delivering on our promise to produce “Good Food. Responsibly.®”, and military veterans throughout the company support our mission. These veterans understand the value of purposeful work and play a daily role in advancing Smithfield Foods.
Veterans have a variety of backgrounds, and to match that, Smithfield offers a variety of careers. Areas of possibility include: