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Director of Commodities Economic Strategy

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods

Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Job Details:

This position is responsible for coordinating and developing economic and market analytic tasks within the commodity department including recurrent market reporting, forecasting financial implications of economic and fundamental factors, cross-functional business engagement, data analytics and communication with internal and external stakeholders.

The role will develop strategy to analyze and share data within department; accelerate processes; predict needs and implement solutions that drive maximum effectiveness, efficiency, and lead to business profitability. This role focuses on enabling and driving the success of the "Price Risk Margin Management" function within the Commodity division and across all P/L owners in the enterprise.


  • Influences the future strategy of the overall business division with forecasting and planning capability

  • Provides guidance and advice to senior management based on deep subject matter enterprise

  • Specifically provide data and economic analytics, in collaboration with internal analytic team members, to drive BU decision making across the enterprise

  • Accountable for regular reporting on markets including fundamental and technical drivers, macroeconomic factors, global trade, and physical market movements

  • Focus on strategic alignment across the Commodity function and foster interconnectivity of the division across the enterprise

  • Responsible for communicating strategy and Commodity “storytelling” internally and externally

  • Project manage relevant projects in collaboration with cross-department and functional teams

  • Enable Commodity department performance objectives in coordination with Director Commodity PMO team

  • Assess and provide solutions for resource needs

  • Partner with VP Commodity Purchasing and peer set to drive enterprise strategic initiatives


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in a directly related field.

  • Experience: 10+ years of formal and/or business application experience in economic or financial analysis, mathematics, communication, project management, P&L, trading, procurement or similar fields

  • Computer Skills: Excellent computer skills required.

  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills including sharing ideas and information across diverse audiences and making presentations to drive business decisions. Confident and able to be influential and assertive. Ability to synthesize clearly and simplify complex information.

  • Special skills: Developing strong relationships with external and internal customers; candidate must have exceptional financial acumen and problem-solving skills; experience with developing and implementing work systems and processes related to business operations & forecasting

  • Supervision: Limited direct leadership but material indirect leadership and project team leadership

  • Travel: 1-6 domestic trips per year

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

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