Category Management Professional

  • Devon Energy
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Drilling / Workover /Completions/Well Area Supply Chain Management & Procurement

Job Description

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US

Job ID: 17571

Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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BASIC ACCOUNTABILITY:  The Category Management Professional, under minimal supervision, performs highly complex tasks relating to the management of drilling or completions categories within the company’s Supply Chain Category Management function. This role will have responsibility  for creating supply solutions for  capital expense categories and deliver top quartile value creation through sourcing strategies, execution, compliance to contract terms and delivering value.  This position reports to the Manager of Drilling and Completions categories and is located in Oklahoma City, OK.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business, engineering or other related field is required



  • Minimum of 7 years in supply chain/procurement required
  • Experience in Oil and Gas drilling and/or completions category management is preferred
  • Proven experience in category  management, strategic sourcing, contract negotiations/management and interaction across multiple levels of the company
  • Highly effective with stakeholder management and capability to build strong relationships
  • Developed ability to influence, operating at a fast work pace and able to manage deadlines



  • Develop and execute comprehensive value adding category strategy(s) on Oil and Gas Drilling and/or Completions categories, execute sourcing events, execute spend management and contract creation and compliance to terms
  • Gather, coordinate, interpret and communicate market intelligence data all levels of the organization and use to understand trends in the market
  • Collaborate with Business Units to define specifications and scope of work into sourcing activities
  • Lead cross functional teams in executing sourcing events, proposal evaluations and award recommendations
  • Lead complex problem solving initiatives
  • Develop KPI’s and monitor continuous business improvement process measures with suppliers to improve value
  • Ensure stakeholders are engaged with category strategy development and execution
  • Ability to work in a cross funtional and matrix organization
  • Responsible to build and maintain category profile(s)
  • Actively engage in Supplier Relationship Management practices with key suppliers (SRM) to ensure high service level delivery
  • Responsible to work with Engineering and Field staff on supplier service issue resolution
  • Act as mentor to less senior employees, providing direction, development, and guidance
  • Use Ariba software for all sourcing and contracting activities



  • Understand and comply with all environmental, safety and health regulations and practices
  • Demonstrate commitment to Devon Attributes
  • Robust critical thinking skills
  • Advanced level economic analysis, Total cost of ownership (TCO), and should cost model construction
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with organizational acumen interacting at all levels of the company
  • Advanced understanding of supplier relationship management process (SRM) and concepts
  • Advanced knowledge of Business Performance Measurement (KPIs), scorecard models, and quality tools
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office systems; knowledgeable in SAP; experience with Ariba preferred
  • Strong track record of strategy development and implementation
  • Advanced negotiations and contracting skills
  • Highly developed ability to communicate with internal customers and suppliers
  • Effective communication skills:  written and presentation

Devon Energy is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the Devon Talent Acquisition Team at

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