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Provide procurement support for all locations in accordance with Company policies, procedures and strategic goals. Identify opportunities for Strategic Sourcing, establish and maintain outline agreements for the national commodities and services required by the CORPORATION. Development of business cases for CITGO’s Top Management.
Bids, selects and negotiates with approved vendors and evaluates vendor reliability; weighs lowest purchase price with quality, reliability, delivery after purchase costs to select vendors with the lowest total cost of ownership. Develops formal contracts for services and repetitive material purchases. Performs, analyzes and conducts industry research as needed.
Responsible for supplier performance management of strategic vendors providing services across the refineries, plants, terminals and pipelines.
- College Degree (Bachelors Level) .
- Master’s Degree (preferred).
- Other: C.P.M. or C.P.S.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager or Certified Professional in Supply Management Certification), P.M.P. (Project Manager Professional) (preferred).
Minimum required experience in Oil & Gas Industry and/or Commercialization is: 10 years related Oil & Gas Industry commercial experience (15+ years in lieu of degree).
List any specialized training or unique skills required:
- Negotiating skills with internal and external counterparts.
- Influencing and building consensus with stakeholders who are outside reporting line.
- Leading cross-functional teams.
- Insurance/Indemnification knowledge (preferred).
- Multi-tasking skills.
- Legal and commercial terms & conditions knowledge.
- Computer Skills: SAP (or similar ERP), MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
- Strong written, verbal and presentation communication Skills.
Job DutiesManage and identify opportunities for strategic sourcing of key, national commodities and services across multiple business units. Manage and direct the on-going activities of the National NHC Categories teams and its Supplier Base. Monitor the performance of the team’s Purchasing Agents as they provide support for the Business Units to ensure that CITGO is acquiring goods and services at a national level, when doing so provides the Company with the lowest total cost of ownership considering price, quality, safety, timing, and other issues relating to the delivery of goods or services at disparate facilities. In close collaboration with refinery and TPL procurement management, perform all tasks associated with management of the assigned national supplier population, including communication with new/potential suppliers, evaluation and selection of potential suppliers for pre-qualification, and regular/periodic supplier performance reviews. Perform market analysis and research for evaluating raw material, commodity and labor pricing trends and selecting new suppliers and report findings to Management. Advise management, affected client groups and site procurement management of significant events affecting the normal supply of goods and services.Establish and maintain contracts and Outline Agreements for high profile, national commodities and services. With assigned purchasing agents, prepare RFX and solicit supplier bids for materials and services, analyze proposals, develop business case, negotiate with qualified vendors for price, delivery and quality to establish contract. Implement selective long term agreements based on vendor quality, value and opportunities to increase cross-business unit automation. Lead team effort with clients and other staff resources. Possess an understanding of market conditions and perform an in-depth value and quality analysis of each requirement. Deliver efficiency and cost savings for team.Manage the administration of the National NHC Categories team to include submission, review, and monitoring of the departmental expense budget, the development and communication of Service Level Agreements with major customer groups, monitoring individual performance of purchasing personnel within the department, completion of annual EDP's, merit and bonus recommendations, and handling any job related performance issues. Conduct special work projects and assignments that deal with purchasing related issues. Prepare special presentations for senior management on purchasing activities and performance. Conduct special studies on identified areas of improvement or as assigned by management. Work closely with GM, Procurement, on projects as assigned or as we identify opportunities for improvement.Resolve a variety of purchasing issues/problems for both internal and external customers (i.e., unblock invoices to secure payment for vendors, provide expediting services as necessary, disputes for “out of scope” changes, etc.).