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Procurement Category Manager, MRO (FG)


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Procurement Category Manager will focus on Category planning, sourcing activities, and establishing a long-term (1-3 year) strategic category plan for MRO initiatives across Simplot’s global Food Group manufacturing locations.? He or She will be expected to maintain a continuous portfolio pipeline to instill procurement processes across the assigned category landscape, and drive value across the enterprise for the assigned projects. This strategy development work is done in partnership with various business unit stakeholders across all global Food Group manufacturing facilities. Category strategies include spend analysis/mapping, external market analysis, “should cost” analysis, vendor and supply management, and inventory optimization. He or She will also lead sourcing projects based on the category strategy and on-demand projects from the respective stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops category plan and project portfolio for moderately sized MRO projects?with mid to high-level critically and complexity.
  • Builds strong stakeholder relationships to prioritize and deliver on portfolio projects.
  • Manages strategic vendor relationships and performance to ensure delivery of service, quality, cost and supply commitments.
  • Lead sourcing projects including RFI, RFP, RFQ and contract development.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in a?relevant and related category
  • Knowledge/experience in a commercial/procurement role
  • 3+ years of experience Category Management and Sourcing activities
  • Knowledge working in business or functional unit supported by the category
  • Good sales, presentation, negotiation, and market/data analytic skills
  • MS Office Suite Proficiency, Ariba/SAP and JDE experience a plus
  • Strong communication and relationship building
  • “Should Cost” modeling
  • Experience in corporate MRO programs
  • Lean / 6Sigma implementation and experience
  • Understanding of Procurement inventory controls and optimization tools
  • Strategic Cost Management

Other Requirements

  • COVID-19 vaccination required (medical or religious accommodations will be considered as appropriate).
  • Domestic and/or International Travel up to 30% as needed

Job Requisition ID:?9265

Travel Required:?Up to 25%

Location(s):?Simplot Headquarters - Boise?

Country:?United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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