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Senior Category Specialist - Technical Services

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH123345
  • Location: USA, Texas, Houston
  • Sector: Onshore, Supply Chain & Procurement, Oil and Gas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 27/03/2018
This vacancy has now expired.

Required experience in technical, maintenance TAR, OEM engineered equipment materials repair, pipeline construction, dredging, engineer & design, security, tools, and tugging service supply markets and agreements is a critical part of this position.

The Senior Category Specialist reports directly to the Category Manager Engineered Equipment.


Communicates effectively and with integrity across key business clients to align direction between the category and the internal client. Implements and realizes value through effective "strategic cost management" utilizing best in class methods (e.g. should cost, total cost of ownership).

Leads and participates in cross-functional teams in the category strategy development, sourcing and negotiations

Assists in the development of category short and long-term business plans to facilitate achievement of goals.

Demonstrates behaviors of creativity and challenge.

Assists the Category Manager in the required due diligence in mitigating all external supply risk from supplier selection through contract execution.

Works with the Category Manager to implements sourcing process across sites to ensure delivery of business plans and category strategies.

Collaborate with the Legal Department, Finance Dept. (includes Tax), HSE, Supply Chain, Operations (or any other department/function) as appropriate, to ensure contractual and commercial risks and exposures are clearly identified, analyzed and properly addressed in contractual provisions.

Ensure that all Category Strategies are in compliance with the Supply Chain Category Best Practices.

Participate in the Category Management and Strategic Sourcing training and development initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS)<
1. Education and Certifications: A Bachelor's degree in a relevant skill set is required.
2. Experience: 5-7 years' experience in accepted supply chain principles and processes, preferably with a background in category management.

Our client is an equal opportunity workplace.

For more information about this role please contact our Houston office