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Category Specialist

Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Houston, TX, US, 77032

We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.


  • Support IT Category as directed by Category Leadership
  • Implement strategic sourcing and category strategies in accordance with business demand and IT Category Strategy
  • Contribute to assessment of current market situations and identification of opportunities
  • Contribute to detailed planning and execution of improvement actions with users and suppliers
  • Negotiates with suppliers and prepares contracts and agreements under the direction of IT Category Manager
  • Recommends value added projects/opportunities
  • Act as an interface between business and supplier for IT category, resolving category issues
  • May represent the IT Category Manager on teams and councils, as assigned
  • Participate in supply chain governance and performance management activities
  • Skills are typically acquired through completion of an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Science, Marketing, Business, or Supply Chain Management or similar discipline and a minimum of 3 years of related experience
  • 3-5 years experience of IT Procurement preferred
  • Certification as a Supply Chain Professional preferred
  • Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher-level roles give (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available from the Category Specialist up to the Senior Category Specialist


Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.



3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States


Job Details

Requisition Number: 160699  
Experience Level: Experienced Hire 
Job Family: Support Services 
Product Service Line: Supply Chain Mgmt  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Manager, Supply, Performance Management, Strategic Sourcing, Operations, Human Resources