Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist
SM Energy - Midland, TX

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The Supply Chain Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist position located in Midland, TX, and will be part of the SM Energy Company Supply Chain Management Team. This position will work closely with the team members and key stakeholders on a wide range of supply chain initiatives to deliver significant value to the Company.
Primary duties of the Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist will be to support Production Operations by managing major categories, such as, chemicals, contract labour and work-over services. The Specialist will be responsible for facilitating the development, implementation and monitoring of these strategic sourcing initiatives. This position will apply Supply Chain Management strategies, as well as, implement best practice controls and processes to safeguard the technical integrity and economic interests of SM Energy. This position will also be responsible for maintaining established category programs that are associated with the Midland/Permian Region.
The successful candidate will be expected to interface with all departments to understand business requirements. The candidate will have to rely on their extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
The candidate will report to the Director of Supply Chain Management.

ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain established category (services and equipment) programs.

Facilitate planning meetings with individual regions to identify sourcing opportunities for assigned categories.

In conjunction with Operations develop selected sourcing strategies and lead in the implementation and monitoring of the selected strategies. Strategies should incorporate companywide opportunities whenever feasible.

Accountable for the overall development and implementation and supply market of sourcing strategies intelligence.

Work closely with selected contractors/suppliers and internal customers.

Maintain and report established KPI’s for existing programs.

Procurement Policy administration

Communicate Regional requirements to appropriate peers.

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:
Knowledge and experience of land drilling operations, well services. Contracting for these services a plus.

Minimum 5 to 8 years contracting experience.

Sound background in Procurement and Supply Chain Management with experience in the areas of commercial & contractual negotiation, contract drafting & execution, sourcing and general post contract management work.

Analytical skills with strong MS Excel skill

Detail Oriented

Total cost of ownership mentality.

Effective supplier relationship management skills.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Strong facilitation skills.

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