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Intern Category Specialist HQ (Boise, ID)


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.


This role assists the J. R. Simplot Company's Procurement with sourcing, selection and execution of subcontractors and vendors associated with capital expenditure spend.  The role is a full-time, summer internship (40 hours per week). It will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to learn how to implement project procurement management processes and category plans. Activities include stakeholder communication, spend analytics, project development, sourcing strategy development & execution, and contracting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Initiate vendor research and solution exploration, conduct spend analysis, analyze external market drivers, and work with vendors to deliver stakeholder requirements.
  • Assist in sourcing projects including RFP, RFQ, and contract development.
  • Implement sourcing projects and operationalization of contracts to realize company benefits with a focus on AQSCIR.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and procurement teams to develop and execute comprehensive category plan(s).

Typical Education

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited university/college or have graduated no more than 6 months prior to start of internship.
  • Major in Supply Chain Management, Business Management

Relevant Experience

  • Self-motivated, self-starter.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and stay organized.
  • Clear and confident communicator.
  • Must be a go getter, someone who enjoys tackling difficult tasks.
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel.
  • Knowledge of entire Microsoft Suite. Experience with Adobe Acrobat.
  • Knowledge of Documentum, SharePoint, Captiva OCR reader and/or E-procurement systems is a plus.

Job Requisition ID: 10765

Travel Required: Less than 10%

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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