Category Manager – Drilling

Devon Energy

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The Category Manager – Drilling, under minimal supervision, performs multifaceted tasks relating to the management of an assigned operational support category or categories. Provides support in managing specific groupings of goods & services, including identifying leveraged sourcing opportunities, analyzing market intelligence, contract management, supplier relationship and performance management.
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or in other applicable field preferred
Requires a minimum of 8+ years of supply chain or other related experience; drilling and/or operational experience preferred

• Ability to effectively communicate, influence, and support Operational Groups to drive overall value increases  
• Collaborate with other Supply Chain functions and stakeholders in developing and executing a comprehensive category strategy, sourcing events and contract compliance
• Gather, provide, and interpret market intelligence information to Business Units and Drilling Teams
• Assist in managing demand planning in collaboration with stakeholders and suppliers
• Lead in cross functional teams in executing sourcing events
• Collect and monitor contract and supplier performance data through reports, internal customer discussions, and through ad hoc feedback from relevant stakeholders
• Develop and monitor continuous business improvement process measures with suppliers to improve profitability
• Develop and monitor strategies for maximizing supplier product line integration into the business to increase efficiency and value
• Act as business liaison between suppliers and Business Units/Drilling Teams
• Support corporate budget and cash management process through periodic market pricing updates and forecasts
• May act as mentor to less senior employees, providing direction, development, and guidance   
• Be a change agent for Supply Chain anticipating potential resistance

• Knowledge of Business Performance Measurement (KPIs), industry/business acumen, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)• Drilling experience preferred
• Practice safe work habits at all times
• Demonstrate commitment to Devon Attributes
• Advanced level computer skills
• Advanced level negotiation skills 
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong presentation skills
• Able to travel as required
• Expert understanding of supplier relationship management process and concepts


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