Category Manager – Drilling

Devon Energy

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BASIC ACCOUNTABILITY
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.
 
EDUCATION 
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or in other applicable field preferred
 
EXPERIENCE 
Requires a minimum of 8+ years of supply chain or other related experience; drilling and/or operational experience preferred
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• 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
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS

• 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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