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Accounting Careers

Accounting Careers

See yourself as a Team Member of our production, revenue, or general accounting team which works in the areas of cost accounting, revenue accounting, general ledger, payroll, sales accounting, and accounts payable. Envision learning all aspects and processes of our accounting departments.

Commodity/International Sales Careers

Commodity/International Sales Careers

See yourself identifying, evaluating, and implementing sales strategies, objectives, and action plans for all domestic sales of Jennie-O Turkey Store commodity products. Envision working with direct commodity customers and in-country agents to improve sales as measured against prior year numbers.

Engineering Careers

Engineering Careers

See yourself developing knowledge and skills in either plant engineering or industrial engineering. Plant Engineers adapt best practices of maintenance management and advanced maintenance technologies while actively supporting plant reliability. Industrial Engineers direct full scale industrial engineering tasks to effect maximaztion of production efficiency and profitability. 

Human Resources Careers

Human Resources Careers

See yourself ensuring an adequate supply of motivated and productive employees by administering work rules and policies. Opportunities exist to establish proactive strategies to facilitate positive employee relations, engagement, training, and career development.

IT Careers

IT Careers

See yourself being introduced to our company’s information technology in either an Application Analyst or Technical Analyst career while providing technical management, administration, and support of technology infrastructure and also maintaining and enhancing software applications to meet business requirements. 

Live Production Careers

Live Production Careers

See yourself directing, supervising, and coordinating the Live Production operations by applying sound animal husbandry practices to attain the area’s production objectives. Opportunities exist to learn how to secure and maintain the assets of the company to provide continuance of operations with minimum downtime at least cost.

Marketing Careers

Marketing Careers

See yourself identifying market opportunities for turkey products and developing a marketing plan to capitalize on these opportunities. Envision having marketing responsibilities for the division including new product development and introduction, developing and executing brand planning to ensure that volume and profit objectives are met, managing the advertising agency and advertising budget, providing tools and support to the sales force to help drive growth in the turkey category, and positioning Jennie-O Turkey Store as the industry leader.

Operations Careers

Operations Careers

See yourself developing, motivating, and managing around thirty Team Members.  Through training, recognition and leading by example manage daily production schedules, and integrate quality and safety standards within the operations areas.

Quality Assurance Careers

Quality Assurance Careers

See yourself managing the plant quality assurance in order to guarantee that all products produced meet all company and customer quality and food safety requirements and USDA regulations at minimal cost. Envision administering the plant’s New Turkey Inspection System (NTIS), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure (SSOP), and company programs related to sanitation and plant employee hygiene and food safety.

Research & Development Careers

Research & Development Careers

See yourself supervising and technically leading and guiding the execution of Retail, Deli, or Foodservice research efforts to create new processes/products and improve existing processes/products to maximize consumer satisfaction and company profit. Opportunities exist to ensure the generation of innovative ideas, effective utilization of employees, and timely completion of assigned projects.

Sales Careers

Sales Careers

See yourself planning, directing, and coordinating operations. This would include broker business planning, sales execution, compliance management, accrual/ expense management, new product sales, and coordination of pricing. Opportunities exist to administer the agreed upon department goals and strategies, meeting or exceeding projected sales goals.

Supply Chain/Logistics Careers

Supply Chain/Logistics Careers

See yourself ensuring customer products are shipped out in a timely manner, as well as coordinating the flow of product and manpower in a way that maximizes efficiency. Envision being able to manage a computerized shipping system to achieve efficiency and ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures, as well as governmental agency requirements.

Nancy, Growout Production Supervisor

Nancy, Growout Production Supervisor

"As one of the largest turkey producers in the world, they offer a wealth of knowledge, experience, and opportunity few companies can match."

Kim, Brand Manager-Retail

Kim, Brand Manager-Retail

“As a vertically integrated company there are career opportunities along the spectrum from farm to fork. There are opportunities on the live side of hatcheries, feed mills, and farms moving on to the production facilities and through product development, marketing, and sales of the finished product.”

Lynn, Draftsperson

Lynn, Draftsperson

"Jennie-O Turkey Store has a one of a kind business structure with great opportunities. The variety of jobs is endless!"

John, Brand Manager-Deli

John, Brand Manager-Deli

"Whether you're looking for a career in sales, finance, operations or beyond, there are ways to find the path that fits your individual goals."

Tim, Industrial Engineer

Tim, Industrial Engineer

“There is a lot of opportunity for personal growth and learning within the company. Jennie-O Turkey Store will always be relevant in the food industry due to turkey meat being a healthier alterative.”