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Procurement Category Manager, Capital Construction


Boise, ID, US, 83702 Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924 Pocatello, ID, US, 83204-7510 Rock Springs, WY, US, 82901-8810

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 establish a long-term, 1-3 year category plan for moderately sized construction, maintenance and capital equipment categories to drive value across our manufacturing plants. This strategy development work is done in partnership with the various business unit stakeholders across the plants. Category strategies include spend analysis/mapping, external market analysis, vendor management and establishing a multi-year project portfolio. He/She will also lead sourcing projects based on the category strategy and on-demand project from the respective stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops category plan and portfolio for moderately sized construction, maintenance and capital equipments categories 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 is preferred.

Relevant Experience

  • 3+ years relevant Project Engineer, Project Managment and/or Procurement experience and/or training
  • Knowledge/experience in a commercial/procurement role
  • Knowledge working in business or functional unit supported by the category
  • Good sales, presentation, negotiation, and market/data analytic skills
  • MS Office
  • “Should Cost” modeling
  • Strategic Cost Management

Job Requisition ID: 12032

Travel Required: Up to 50%

Location(s): Remote - USA, Simplot Headquarters - Boise, ABW Frontier Office - Pocatello, ABW Plant - Rock Springs 

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 Major Market: Boise
Nearest Secondary Market: Meridian