Strategic Sourcing Lead
ConocoPhillips - Houston, TX

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This position develops and directs the deployment of strategic sourcing initiatives and will create sustainable value through development and implementation of global Strategic Sourcing initiatives aimed to increase safety, productivity, reliability and more favorable cost structures.

Responsibilities may include:
Collaborate with internal stakeholders (supply chain and business units) in development and execution of sourcing strategies

Understand each business unit’s short- and long-term business plans and identify relevant opportunities

Represent commercial and technical information with internal clients and supply base

Facilitate and influence change in the choice of materials and services procured

Identify, gather and utilize relevant market intelligence

Lead the creation and use of should cost models in price negotiations

Identify risk mitigation options

Create sustainable value through a variety of levers, including cost saving, process improvement and risk avoidance

Profile category spend and develop business cases

Identify suitable suppliers

Lead a diverse global team – motivate others to accomplish challenging goals, hold individuals accountable for performance and champion change

Negotiate supply agreements for material and services

Supervise analysts

Ensure ConocoPhillips’ sustainable development objectives are considered and realized


Legally authorized to work in the United States

Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain or Business related field

5+ years of Strategic Sourcing Deployment experience

3+ years of Oil & Gas Industry experience

Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills to influence across business units

Adept at delivering real business improvement and fostering innovation

Strong oral and written communication skills

Results oriented with a focused drive towards exceeding objectives

The ability to adapt and succeed in a dynamic business environment

MBA or Masters Degree in numerate disciplines

Commercial or technical experience in oil and gas related categories

Advanced understanding of commercial strategies, market dynamics, and supplier relationship management

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of

February 18, 2013


Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an equal opportunity employer

Job Function


Procurement and Purchasing

Job Level


Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Primary Location






Line of Business


Corporate Staffs

Job Posting


Feb 11, 2013, 5:30:36 PM

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ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston,...