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Procurement Category Manager. MRO/Parts


Pocatello, ID, US, 83204-7510

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 in the Maintenance Repairs and Operations (MRO) parts space is responsible for advancing Simplot’s MRO strategic supplier partnerships to drive innovation, and collaboration across business units to drive value. As an MRO parts Category Manager, you will partner closely with stakeholders to help shape and implement MRO Parts strategies. You will be accountable for identifying improvement opportunities in the current vendor base and building the strategic stakeholder/supplier relationships that will help ensure plant operational success. You will be analyzing spend data to help make data driven decisions. The MRO space is an environment that is fast moving and constantly changing. You will embrace collaboration across teams to develop MRO parts strategies to facilitate resolutions to business MRO parts challenges and needs.

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:?9371

Travel Required:?Up to 50%

Location(s):?Frontier Office - Pocatello?

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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