Global Category Manager, Well Construction (M/F/D)

wintershall dea

Stavanger, Norway

Next possible starting date


Supply Chain / Procurement



Application deadline: 27-Oct-2021

What you can expect
What you can expect

What you can expect – text

The Global Category Manager for the Well Construction team will be located in BU Norway, support Wintershall DEA business units globally and reports to the VP, Subsurface Supply Chain located in Head Quarter in Germany. The category has a spend of about 150 – 200. mio. € per year and covers areas such as DD/MWD/LWD, wireline/slickline, drilling fluids, cementing as well as other related services. It is expected that the category manager acts as a player-coach within the category.

Functionally, lead the international team of category buyers and supply chain specialists and assign tasks within the team
Ensure performance and development management of the team members
Be an active member of the extended Leadership Team in Global Supply Chain unit joining global and cross-functional initiatives
Supply Chain Management
Plan to-Strategy:
Take charge in the development of category strategies, screening of supplier markets, demand, forecasts, spend, assess suppliers, identify improvement (cost/value/safety) levers and select priority opportunities for added value;
Establishment of the project/tender relevant procurement strategies, as well as introduction of activities defined in the Category Strategies, including setting final specifications and commercial conditions (as per Category standards), setting critical performance factors and agreeing on contract relevant key performance indicators, tender execution(e.g. preparation of ITT documents, , evaluation of submissions, conducting negotiations up to contract award;
Contract  and supplier performance management:
Execute contracts and ensure contract performance and adherence to contractual conditions, contract variations/amendments, handling of disputes and claims;
Supplier Relationship Management:
Manage supplier relationships; monitor supplier performance, support the drive for continuous improvement and/or supplier development, collect supplier feedback, reduce the cost of poor quality, optimize supply chain processes and drive innovation and value creation activities with selected suppliers;
Ensure compliance with Wintershall Dea Management System
Foster a culture of improvement and HSEQ-compliance
Demonstrate knowledge through working in multidisciplinary teams, mentor and contribute to skill networks
Act as member of global Wintershall DEA Supply Chain community 

What we expect
What we expect

What we expect



Masters or bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study (economics, supply chain, engineering)


Minimum 10 years of relevant experience within procurement, supply chain and category management

Proven leadership experience, preferably in a multicultural setting

Solid knowledge of E&P business – especially in relation to the subsurface area


Personal Qualities:

Trust, care, open-minded and brave



Team oriented

Good communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Analytical skills and systematic approach 

Cross cultural awareness 

Preferred Skills:

Technical knowledge/understanding of the respective categories

Knowledge of Market within the respective categories of responsibility

Knowledge of Contract management (contracting skills, applicable law, Incoterms)

Knowledge and methods for example Development of Procurement strategies, Specification assessment, Tender management, Bid comparisons, Risk management, Supplier management, Business Partner management, Logistics / Supply chain management

Good negotiator

Flexible and willing to travel as needed (up to 20 %)


English: Fluent (oral and written)


Committed to company HSEQ policy and principles

Act responsibly and in accordance with company HSE and quality requirements

Act in accordance with company ethical guidelines and code of conduct

We offer
We offer

We offer (external)
Responsibility from day one in a challenging working environment
Networking and familiarization within the company
Work & life service which provides advice and supports in all matters affecting work, life, family and health
Global career opportunities and attractive remuneration packages

Wintershall Dea is Europe’s leading independent natural gas and oil company with more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 13 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Russia, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business. 
As a European gas and oil company, we support the EU’s 2050 carbon neutrality target. As our contribution we have set ourselves ambitious targets: We want to be net zero across our entire upstream operations – both operated and non-operated – by 2030. This includes Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) greenhouse gas emissions on an equity share basis. In addition Wintershall Dea will bring methane emissions intensity below 0.1 per cent by 2025 and maintain zero routine flaring of associated gas in its operations. The climate goals are to be achieved through portfolio optimization, emissions reduction through more energy efficiency, investments in nature-based compensation solutions and in future technologies such as hydrogen and CCS. 
Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs around 2,500 people worldwide from over 60 nations. 

Contact: Pernille Holme Skipper, +495613011350