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Procurement Category Manager, Ingredients

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.

Summary

As a part of the Food Group the Ingredient Procurement Category Manager will establish a long-term, 1-3 year category plan for moderately sized spend categories to drive value across the enterprise for the assigned spend area. This strategy development work is done in partnership with the various business unit stakeholders across the enterprise. Category strategies include spend analysis/mapping, external market analysis, vendor management and establishing a multi-year project portfolio.  The Procurement Category Manager will also lead sourcing projects based on the category strategy and on-demand project from the respective stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops ingredient category plan and portfolio for moderately sized spend 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

Relevant Experience

  • 3+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

  • 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: 6788

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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