Smithfield Foods

Supply Chain Analyst

Job Locations
Supply Chain
FLSA Status
Corporate - Day Shift


The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


The Supply Chain Analyst will be responsible for actively supporting company goals in the analysis of business operations that minimize company cost, maximize process efficiencies, and improve the customer experience with Smithfield. This position will engage in cross departmental communication in order to provide analytical support for continuous supply chain improvement. The analyst will be a key support role for analyzing business results and tracking key targets for the Sales and Supply Chain Organization. This position provides reporting to various cross functional teams and levels. This individual will also aid with research and resolve analysis of sales reporting, sales forecasting, systems functionality, as well as ad hoc analysis.



EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  1. Mines any necessary data system (SAP, SAP BW, ROC, Reporter, etc.) and translates large transactional data sets into meaningful reports, scorecards, analytics, and metrics to support process improvements and create direction.
  2. Leads and prepares key performance indicator reporting.
  3. Provides weekly/monthly detailed analyzed reports for top customers activity.
  4. Develops seamless and effective processes to coordinate shift of data to cross functional teams .
  5. Analyzes supply chain activities in an effort to identify problematic areas and assesses the status for benefit realization and effectiveness of process improvement efforts.
  6. Gains knowledge of process functions through cross departmental communication in order to map out supply chain operations and works with the Supply Chain team, as well as all impacted parties (plants, engineers, cost accounting, etc.), to develop viable recommendations for improving the accuracy and reliability of the processes and ensures recommendations can be implemented with minimal capital expenditures.
  7. Utilizes self-prepared analysis and presents strategic recommendations to upper management and business teams.
  8. Continually assesses, designs, refines and implements improved business processes that satisfy Sales and Supply Chain reporting.
  9. Manages forecasting process for sales channels, business groups, weekly sales updates and month end recaps.
  10. Supports the Supply Chain team initiative of ensuring production occurs at the closest location to the customer.
  11. Participates as necessary in any internal and external audit support role for Logistics team related audits.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience in an analytical or project management role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must display an aptitude and eagerness for learning and developing new business and technical skills quickly, strong problem-solving skills, show initiative, great attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of supply chain process flow and customer relations from a supply chain perspective.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills with experience involving customer contact, problem resolution, and related product knowledge.
  • Capable of learning new IT systems as tasking and management data needs evolve.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Must be skilled in computer and software applications, which are critical in order to effectively, execute the job. i.e., SAP/BW, Microsoft Suite
  • Strong expertise in Excel is required.
  • SAP experience preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision includes close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Corporate working environment.
  • Noise level in the work environment is moderate.


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