Procurement Category Manager (Morelia, MC)


Morelia, Michoacán de Ocampo, MX, 58190

CENSA (Congeladora y Empacadora Nacional, S.A. de C.V.) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company. 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 manage Procurement Source-to-Contract elements of indirect spend for the Simplot Mexico plants. They will establish a long-term category plan, from 1 to 3 years, for moderately sized spend categories to drive value across the enterprise for the assigned spend area. This strategy development work is done in collaboration with various stakeholders from business units across the enterprise. Category strategies include spend analysis/mapping, external market analysis, supplier management, and establishment of a multi-year project portfolio. They will also lead sourcing projects based on category strategy and projects on demand from respective stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Category Management - Develop category plans and project portfolios for key-spend areas, including moderately sized construction, engineering, and operations projects, with a medium to high level of importance and complexity.
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders to develop, prioritize and execute a project portfolio.
  • Strategic Sourcing - Lead strategic sourcing projects including RFI, RFP, RFQ, and contract development, for Capex and Sustaining Capital Projects.
  • Contract Management – Perform vendor pre-qualification and negotiate, draft, execute and manage buy contracts.
  • Vendor Management – Perform supplier segmentation, develop new suppliers, manage strategic relationships with existing suppliers, drive performance improvement and mitigate risk to ensure service delivery, quality, costs, and supply commitments.
  • Analyze indirect spend of company operations.
  • Partner with stakeholders to mitigate risks and develop contingency plans to ensure material supply.

Typical Education

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university - Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, International Trade, Industrial Engineering, and Business Administration.

Relevant Experience

  • 3 years of experience in relevant categories such as procurement, global supply chain management, construction, engineering, and capital projects.
  • 3 years of experience in category management activities and supplier sourcing.

Other Information

  • Knowledge in supplier negotiation processes, category management, strategic sourcing, contract management, and vendor management.
  • Strong communication, presentation, negotiation, and market/data analysis skills.
  • Customer-focused, collaborative, and able to prioritize competing priorities.
  • “Should Cost” Modeling
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • MS Office
  • Understanding of basic construction, engineering and plant operations is preferred.


Advanced English – Required



Periodic travel (single day trips via car) to nearby plant.


Salary Range: $32, 000 - $35, 000 MXN/Month

Job Requisition ID: 17927 

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): FG CENSA Plant - Morelia 

Country: Mexico 


** CENSA (Congeladora y Empacadora Nacional, S.A. de C.V.) 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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