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Senior Buyer (Caldwell, ID)

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 Senior Buyer (Animal Nutrition Feed Ingredients) will be focused on procuring feed ingredients to be used in manufacturing of livestock feed supplements. They will deliver on all aspects of the purchase transaction including proper vendor selection, lead-time management, ingredient sourcing, and vendor management. The Senior Buyer will ensure adequate inventory levels are maintained and coordinate with logistics to support production requirements. They will also measure key supplier and product performance metrics around pricing, usage rates, and inventory positions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of the purchase transaction including PO creation, expediting of critical purchases, and ensuring pricing accuracy.
  • Monitors and tracks average inventory costs and market values to communicate this information to the pricing team
  • Communicate with vendors for routine inquiries, open orders, backorders, freight rates, and pricing
  • Ensures proper vendor selection and management
  • Manages risk and inventory management
  • Send out RFQ’s as needed
  • Monitors and maintains inventory levels needed for production.
  • Monitors key supplier performance metrics and update vendor files
  • Invoice reconciliation

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

  • Experienced in Purchasing, Sales, Inventory control, use of ERP system
  • Knowledge of Planning, Inventory &/or Warehousing
  • Good Written communication and mathematics skills
  • MS Office

Job Requisition ID: 7623

Travel Required: None

Location(s): SWS Retail - Caldwell 

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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