Procurement Category Manager - Frontier Bldg


Pocatello, ID, US, 83204-7510

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 work directly with the project engineering team to develop strategy for numerous multi-year capital projects. They will work with project stakeholders to identify and build a strategy to procure goods and services specific to the project. The Category Manager will maintain a project tracker, inclusive of budget and schedule. Category manager will facilitate regular coordination meetings with project group. Category manager will build strategies for spend analysis/mapping, external market analysis, and vendor management.  He/She will lead project specific sourcing initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops plan for projects with high-level criticality and complexity. Builds strong stakeholder relationships to prioritize and deliver projects.
  • Manages strategic vendor relationships and performance to ensure delivery of service, quality, cost and supply commitments.
  • Lead sourcing projects including RFI, RFP, RFQ and contract development.
  • Initiation and negotiation of project related contracts. Owner of contract from start to project close.
  • Own the development and execution, contract amendments, Letters of intent, and addendums.
  • Resolution of contract disputes

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

Required Certifications

Other Information

  • Knowledge/experience in a commercial/industrial procurement role
  • Working knowledge of industrial systems
  • Good sales, presentation, negotiation, and market/data analytic skills
  • MS Office
  • Strategic Cost Management


Job Requisition ID: 17221

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): ABW Frontier Office - Pocatello 

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. **