Sr Supply Chain Specialist, Projects



Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

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Position Summary


This Senior, Category management – Engineering position will be based in Houston, TX and reports to the Sr. Manager Category Management Projects.  This role will be accountable for end to end category management and contracting including stakeholder engagement, market intelligence, sourcing, drafting, negotiating and administering contracts for the assigned portfolio of categories.   Additionally, the role is responsible for ensuring that required engineering, and inspection services are sourced, contracted and available for Offshore and Onshore capital projects, in accordance with specifications, scheduled requirements and activities. This role is also responsible for managing stakeholder needs, Category Management, coordination with Procurement Service Center, and Asset GSC Teams to ensure project needs are met. 

The role will lead and participates in project plan reviews, providing input on supply of services, advising feasibility, as well as working with, stakeholders and suppliers to resolve any hot spots and drive optimal operational performance. The role will also lead and participate in continuous improvement activities to improve supplier performance and project execution.


Roles & Responsibilities

  1. Lead the development and implementation of recommend commercial and contracting supply chain category strategies for engineering and inspection (onshore and offshore)
  2. Develop bid packages and lead sourcing reviews with cross functional teams, including providing advisory activities/recommendations on scopes of work, and required contractual exhibits
  3. Effectively utilize e-Sourcing tools to launch inquiries and receive quotations/proposals
  4. Lead the development, sourcing, evaluation, negotiations, implementation and execution of contracts for the assigned category
  5. Ensure the effective management and administration of project contracts including settling disputes and change orders with coordination with stakeholders
  6. Keep apprised of all project commercial and legal issues / concerns and provide timely updates to enable greater coordination and efficient issue management
  7. Identify, develop and implement opportunities for cost savings
  8. Monitor assigned contracts and ensure that renewal or replacement contracts are in place such that there are no interruptions to stakeholder(s)
  9. Implement supplier relationship management with assigned strategic suppliers to deliver greater value
  10. Develop strategic supplier performance review methodologies and related key performance indicators
  11.  Develop and facilitate strategic supplier performance reviews for assigned suppliers


  1. Monitor, communicate, and respond to changing market conditions and business drivers to maximize leverage and minimize category risk
  2. Effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders (e.g., Legal, Engineering & project management team, project services, etc.)
  3. Actively engage and train stakeholders on best-in-class category management, strategic sourcing, and supplier performance process


  1. Ensure relevant Company policies, processes and procedures are adhered to





  • Minimum of (8) years sourcing, contracting, negotiations, demand planning or related supply chain experience, preferably in major capital projects.
  • ERP system experience, Ariba, preferably SAP
  • Demonstrated understanding of procurement policy, purchase order mechanics, category management / procurement roles & responsibilities
  • Deep understanding of end to end P2P process and impact of procurement actions during this process
  • Demand planning principles: standardization and aggregation
  • Understanding of oilfield Offshore and Onshore capital projects
  • Effectively handles multiple priorities and concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong experience with total cost of ownership and should-cost concepts
  • Advanced analytical skills, and very strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Develop and maintain market intelligence for assigned category
  • Work in cross-functional teams in execution of strategic sourcing projects including category analysis, market intelligence, bid preparation, bid evaluation, risk assessment, recommendations, contracting, and management of supplier performance.
  • Develop and maintain a supplier performance management program with assigned suppliers including metrics, performance goals, improvement and innovation initiatives
  • Develop analysis of historical category spend, evolution of prices and overall market demand, overall production capacity of category, supply/demand balance and the potential consequences on the market, mapping key suppliers and their strengths and weaknesses


Education, Skills, Qualifications, Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Distribution or closely related degree is strongly desired; advanced degree a plus.
  • Experience in oil and gas capital projects
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with ability to engage across all levels of the organization
  • Good understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation, risk, insurance, and commercial issues
  • Self starter, able to articulate in a precise manner
  • Able to look ahead, think strategically while focusing on day to day delivery
  • Ability to cope with complexity and uncertainty and proven adaptability
  • Effective in negotiations and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong project management and organization skills



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to travel up to 15% domestically and internationally

Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Supply Chain | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 26785



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