US Houston: Chemicals Category Specialist - Sr. Category Specialist

Date: Apr 13, 2019

Location: 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.



Under broad direction, may support one or more related categories as directed by Portfolio and Category Leadership.


Key Responsibilities

  • Implement strategic sourcing and category strategies in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • 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 Category Manager.
  • Recommends value added projects/opportunities.
  • Coordinate training of category community and field personnel.
  • Act as an interface between business and supplier for category, resolving category issues.
  • May represent the Category Manager on teams and councils, as assigned.
  • Participate in supply chain governance and performance management activities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Science, Marketing, Business, or Supply Chain Management or similar discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • Knowledge in Polymer Chemistry


Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification as a Supply Chain Professional preferred.
  • Specialty Chemical Industry experience preferred


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 up to a Senior Category Manager.


Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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


Job Details

Requisition Number: 67400  
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, Supply Chain Manager, Performance Management, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Operations, Human Resources