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Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Spec Strategic Sourcing

Occidental Petroleum Corporation - Dallas, TX

Spec Strategic Sourcing




Title: Spec Strategic Sourcing

Location: United States-Texas-Dallas

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Contribute. Grow. Lead...with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride.

For every product it makes, OxyChem’s market position is No. 1 or No. 2 in the U.S.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing career development opportunities. We are looking for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist at our corporate headquarters located in Dallas, Texas.

Essential Job Duties:

Directly responsible for the contracting process including RFP preparation, analysis of bids, award recommendations, approval process, contract negotiations, performance metrics and contract management for assigned indirect maintenance, repair and operating supplies (MRO) or service commodities

Assist all manufacturing locations in implementing new contracts, resolving issues and evaluating opportunities

Maintain knowledge of and communicate market trends affecting the company related to assigned commodities, primarily in the maintenance, repair and operating supplies (MRO) or service areas of procurement

Work with suppliers, manufacturing, maintenance, and regional purchasing to develop, promote and implement cost savings initiatives

Track and report supplier performance, including cost savings and spend

Manage data related to contracts, material lists, material groups, quotes and outline agreements in SAP

Manage and approve data in the company electronic procurement catalog or supplier punch-out websites for assigned commodities

Lead strategic sourcing initiatives in order to drive process improvements, reduce costs and leverage supplier relationships

Ensure that all activities are made in compliance with Corporate Policies and Procedures

Bachelor’s Degree required, Engineering, Business, Supply Chain or Finance

5 years of purchasing, supply chain, category management or strategic sourcing experience

Experience negotiating and implementing large, multi-year contracts

High proficiency in utilization of Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, Word, Access, Power Point, SharePoint)

Some travel required

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Technical knowledge of MRO goods and services (pipe, valves, fittings, gaskets, pumps, hoses, electrical)

Proven analytical skills (3-5 years performing analyses with the ability to investigate, develop and implement action plans)

Chemical industry experience including working with cross functional teams

SAP enterprise software experience preferred

Demonstrated leadership skills in supplier/peer interactions with the ability to influence others

Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation


Spec Strategic Sourcing Occidental Petroleum Corporation - Dallas, TX, United States


Location: Dallas, TX

Company Profile:
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.