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Buyer (Othello, WA)


Othello, WA, US, 99344

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 Buyer will deliver on all aspects of the purchase transaction including proper vendor selection, sourcing accurate and prompt transaction processing as well as problem resolution for select procurement activities. He/She will also resolve transactional vendor quality complaints and measures key supplier performance metrics around pricing, delivery and quality.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for all proper vendor selection, sourcing, accurate and prompt transaction processing as well as problem resolution.
Responsible for all aspects of the purchase transaction including conversion of requisitions to PO, expediting of critical purchases, managing approved vendor lists and ensuring pricing accuracy.
Resolves transactional vendor quality complaints.
Invoice reconciliation
Works with A/P and master data management teams to ensure vendor data is up to date and accurate.
Provides training and support for suppliers and internal stakeholders regarding use of ERP systems and procurement work flows to expedite purchasing of goods and services.

Typical Education

Associate’s degree (A.A. or equivalent)

Relevant Experience

1+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

  • Knowledge of Purchasing, Planning, Inventory &/or warehousing
  • Good written communication skills
  • MS Office

Job Requisition ID: 11691

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Plant - Othello 

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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