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Commodity NPK Manager AB


Boise, ID, US, 83702 Omaha, NE, US, 68101 Kansas City, MO, US, 64121 Des Moines, IA, US, 50301

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 Commodity NPK Manager is a commercial fertilizer role that focuses on procuring crop nutrition fertilizers to our Simplot Grower Solutions locations. A successful candidate will possess extensive fertilizer experience in either sales or procurement, ability to build and sustain long term supplier relationships, bring a strategic approach to evaluating needs, executing based on market conditions and ultimately build trust and credibility through multiple levels of internal stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops strategic procurement plan that incorporates local, regional, and global supply and demand factors.
  • Consistently peruse and evaluate new supply options, to include but not limited to: new suppliers, freight options, origins etc.
  • Actively seek out, interpret and communicate market information from internal and external sources. Work closely with key internal stakeholders to provide an opinion of current and forward market conditions and plan to best procure needs based on demand forecast.
  • Manages strategic vendor relationships and performance to ensure delivery of service, quality, cost and supply commitments.
  • Maintain a detailed approach to managing positions, incentive plans, supply agreements and various location needs.
  • Traveling and servicing Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, S. Dakota, N. Dakota, Minnesota

Typical Education

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

Relevant Experience

5+ years related experience and/or training

Required Certifications

Other Information

  • Experience truck, rail and barge logistics
  • Experience in fertilizer trading, buying, selling and managing a region or profit center
  • Understanding of domestic and international supply and demand for crop nutrition fertilizer
  • Knowledge/experience in a commercial/procurement role
  • Knowledge working in business or functional unit supported by the category High degree of industry experience in the specific category areas
  • MS Office
  • Good sales, presentation, negotiation, and market data/analysis skills
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders
  • Good sales, presentation, negotiation, and market data/analysis skills
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders

Job Requisition ID: 12325

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): Remote - USA, Remote -Des Moines, Remote -Kansas City, Remote -Omaha 

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Meridian