Oasis Petroleum

Entry Level Sourcing Specialist

Location US-TX-Houston
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Position Summary

The Entry Level Sourcing Specialist will promote and implement sourcing activities, while proactively managing assigned commodity and supply base. They construct Request for Proposals, etc. and are responsible for negotiating products or services from strategic suppliers.  They are also responsible for establishing and maintaining supplier relationships to seek maximum value for the company, including total cost of ownership.  Level and salary commensurate with experience

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop, obtain and analyze Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, Request for Quotes. 
  • Lead sourcing efforts, and negotiate total cost elements for assigned commodity and with key suppliers, in line with Operation's strategies.
  • Recommend opportunities to reduce total cost through new sources, substitutions, improved systems or methods, and other supply chain management techniques such as target costing, negotiations, etc.
  • Analyze current market trends and track appropriate indices for key components of Oasis business to anticipate price fluctuations and potential market shortages Review contracts and master service agreements for exceptions, negotiate changes, and assist with legal reviews
  • Review and interpret complex requirements, construct compliant and competitive proposal inputs, directly negotiate and manage large and complex Master Service Agreements and pricing contracts
  • Identify and manage new product development opportunities and integrate new business units into the sourcing efforts.
  • Evaluate alternative proposals and select the most effective approach to meet objectives
  • Identify and select suppliers that can provide the required quality, flexibility, reliability, and pricing for select services and commodities
  • Supplier Relationship Management - participate in regular supplier audits and monitor key performance indicators (KPI’s) through, but not limited to, quarterly and annual business reviews
  • Maintain and monitor the Approved Supplier List (ASL) with input and feedback from Operation
  • Prepare periodical reports as agreed with management
  • Immediate reporting of non-conformances with follow up until resolved
  • Employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to, or in lieu of those described above, according to the needs of the location or Company

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. Incumbents will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and duties outside of their normal responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, or related field
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient with computers to include MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and other MS Office programs
  • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions, strength to lift and carry files weighing up to 10 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong organization and problem solving skills as well as the ability to work independently with changing priorities
  • Ability to think strategically with excellent quantitative skills
  • Proven record of results based performance
  • Strong initiative and proven project management skills


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