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Procurement Category Specialist

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 Specialist is focused on identifying and executing sourcing projects for the defined category. Sourcing projects will follow a defined sourcing process and require project management and sourcing expertise. Activities include stakeholder communication, spend analytics, project charter development, sourcing strategy and execution focused negotiation, demand management, contracting and operationalization of the contract. The Procurement Category Specialist will also contribute to the 1-2 year category strategy plan to drive value across the enterprise for the assigned spend area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead simple and assist with moderately sized sourcing projects including RFI, RFP, RFQ or simple contract development.
  • Implementation of sourcing projects and operationalization of contracts to realize savings.
  • Work with buyer and enterprise services teams to manage compliance, pricing, and realized savings for assigned categories.
  • As assigned, develops category plan and portfolio for small to medium sized spend categories.
  • Builds strong stakeholder relationships to prioritize and deliver on portfolio projects.
  • Manages transactional vendor relationships to ensure delivery of service, quality, cost and supply commitments.

Typical Education

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

Relevant Experience

  • 1+ 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
  • MS Office

Job Requisition ID: 11016

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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