Career Path


Most new management employees enter Smithfield’s Hog Production Division system as Manager Trainees, and begin their career development learning the production system. The growth opportunities in production are numerous, particularly for a candidate that is geographically flexible, but the company’s philosophy to promote and develop from within provides other pathways through the functional areas that support our production system like milling, logistics, and administration. These development opportunities are competitive and require a record of good performance in production and demonstrated leadership potential, offering challenging and rewarding progression for those with a desire and ability to grow their career in other areas of importance to the success of the company. A willingness to relocate to other locations in the US or around the world will significantly increase the number of opportunities available to you.