US Houston: Category Manager - Chemicals

Date: Jun 14, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032

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Job Overview:

Under broad direction, responsible for managing all of or a subset of commodities within a category consisting of several commodity groups, prioritizing initiatives, managing the implementation of the category strategy and supplier agreements, determining category and sub-category strategies, managing suppliers and their contracts, and measuring cost and benefits. Job role directly impacts a revenue center’s viability or its quality of service via personal contributions. Job role contributes directly to value creation.


Job Duties:

  • Must possess excellent project management, change management, collaboration, communication, contract/negotiations, and risk management skills in order to successfully coordinate supplier relationships and major commercial decisions across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Develops and executes strategies for the sourcing, procurement and logistics of assigned categories for Halliburton Chemical Portfolio in the Completion and Production chemicals functional groups
  • Responsible for market intelligence and category analysis by assessing external market conditions, identifying risk, and developing effective cost reduction models.
  • Leads the business through decision making and champions opportunities to make necessary improvements.


Job Qualifications:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in Business, Engineering or similar discipline required.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in supply chain, field operations and/or project management required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of petrochemical industries and related category spend.
  • Knowledge of subject matter in category.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence all levels of employees and management, both inside the company and externally with suppliers
  • Position may or may not have direct reports and/or indirect reports. The position requires the ability to motivate direct/indirect or non-reports in the purchasing function as well as non-purchasing functions


Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher level roles given (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 including Category Manager up to a Sr. Category Manager.


Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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


Job Details

Requisition Number: 71730  
Experience Level: Experienced Hire 
Job Family: Support Services 
Product Service Line: Supply Chain Mgmt  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Additional Locations for this position: 


Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Manager, Supply, Procurement, Marketing, Operations, Management