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Procurement Manager


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 Manager for Simplot's Turf and Horniculture business ensures the operational and transactional execution of the procurement processes. He/She will manage implementation, execution, optimization and forecasting for the procurement operation with our strategic suppliers/manufacturers. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages a small team conducting one more aspects of the procurement process including sourcing, contracts, supplier management, conversion of requisitions to PO, expediting of K purchases, managing approved vendor lists and ensuring pricing accuracy.
  • Resolves transactional vendor quality complaints.
  • Measures key supplier performance metrics tracking around pricing, delivery and quality.
  • Manage and train procurement team building process documentation and policies. Establishes and monitors process and performance KPI’s and SLA’s.
  • Provides training and support for suppliers and Simplot stake holders regarding use of ERP systems and procurement work flows.
  • Negotiates with suppliers and distributors to ensure the adequate, timely and competitively priced supply of goods/services.
  • Develops, manages and maintains strategic vendor relationships as it pertains to supply, warehousing and partnering opportunities throughout our operational footprint.
  • Evaluates operational capabilities in relation to marketplace dynamics and provides direction for managing tactical opportunities.
  • Works with sales staff and warehousing team to develop procurement projections. 
  • Provides and maintaines open communication between suppliers and sales staff.

Typical Education

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

Relevant Experience

  • 5+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

  • Operations and people management experience in supply chain management, procurement or related disciple.
  • MS Office
  • Agvance ERP
  • Experience in Turf, Horniculture and/or Agronomy is preferred.  

Job Requisition ID: 3146

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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