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Procurement Category Manager Mobile Assets/Fleet


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.


The Procurement Category Manager will establish a long-term, 1-3 year category plan for our heavy equipment, vehicle fleet and fuel categories to drive value across the enterprise. 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. He/She will also lead sourcing projects based on the category strategy and on-demand projects from the respective stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops category plan and portfolio for heavy equipment, vehicle fleet and fuel.
  • 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.
  • Conducts analysis for lease vs. buy options.
  • Travel will be required to meet with key stakeholders to determine appropriate equipment/vehicle options. In addition, travel will be required to attend trade shows and meet with vendors. 

Typical Education

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

Relevant Experience

  • 4-6 years related experience and/or training
  • Experience with Wheels Fleet Management program is preferred
  • Demonstrated history of adding value to the procurement organization 
  • Experience conducting detailed analysis of fleet management spend and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Experience conducting detailed analysis for lease vs buy options

Job Requisition ID: 5845

Travel Required: Up to 25%

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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