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Contract Lead, Refining


Big Spring, TX, US, 79720

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.


The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.


The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.


The Contract Lead, Refining will be located at the Big Spring, TX Refinery and report to the site Supply Chain Manager. Responsible for sourcing, negotiating and contracting in support of non-hydrocarbon, 3rd party (Indirect) spend for the site.  The role directly executes contracting and sourcing activity to ensure the safe, reliable, cost effective delivery of goods and services in alignment with Delek’s strategic objectives and corporate growth plans. Is responsible for executing on SCM strategy by optimizing spend, leveraging the supply base, minimizing risk and ensuring compliance to regulatory standards to meet Big Spring Refinery (BSR) needs.  Specifically, accountable for execution and delivery for local sourcing, contracting and procurement activities for Turnarounds, local Capital Projects, and run and maintain, such as, mechanical and electrical services, scaffolding, painting, inspection programs, mechanical seals programs, etc. among others.  The Contract Lead is responsible for effective management & execution of all ad-hoc contract requests, while maintaining high level of service to the stakeholders.



Supports Delek’s Big Spring Refinery to manage spend, reduce risk and create a competitive advantage by optimizing total cost of ownership.  Builds credibility with internal and external stakeholders to ensure adoption of center-led sourcing and procurement initiatives.  Ensures collaborative interaction to understand operational needs, while providing effective and efficient support to the overall business. 


Establish and execute on annual goals and objectives, including business improvement goals and stretch goals that enable the organization to leverage indirect expenditures and minimize transactional costs. Contribute to the Supply Chain annual delivery plan, in coordination with corporate objectives and overall Supply Chain goals, and in alignment with the Corporate’s annual business deliverables.


Manages a portfolio of spend categories to optimize the supply base and deliver financial benefit from supply chain improvements and strategic initiatives.  Constantly seeks and identifies opportunities for value creation (cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement) and risk reduction.


Execution of strategic sourcing processes for assigned categories from market intelligence, business base-case and development of scope to commercial negotiation, supplier selection and contract execution.


Tracks and maintains measurable performance metrics for the site contracting and sourcing activities to include (but not limited to) spend under management, compliance to category strategies, internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels, and Value Creation.  Drives data integrity with our systems through data standardization and consistency.



Enables continuous improvement through standardized lean practices and procedures for all key processes within the Supply Chain Function, including contracting strategy, sourcing, supply risk management, contractor management and procure-to-pay.  Drives optimization through increased use of automation and business improvement methods, specifically the use of standardized systems and efficient processes. Ensure that all programs implemented adhere to legal, compliance, and audit requirements.





  • Minimum BS/BA degree in Supply Chain, Business or relevant field.
  • Masters or MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive experience in procurement, supply chain, or relevant area
  • Minimum 5 years in sourcing and contracting at, or in support, of a manufacturing site
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working collaboratively across various functional areas
  • Minimum 3 yrs. dealing with department heads, senior management and customers


  • Ability to negotiate contracts, as well as, liaise with Legal and vendors to execute agreements.
  • Must be a strategic thinker with confidence and speed in execution.
  • Excellent influencing, negotiation and analytical skills are required
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Supportive and hands-on, able to act independently
  • A strong collaborator across the business, Supply Chain and other support Functions
  • Makes decisions with good judgment, taking responsibility and delivering of results.
  • Is a Change Champion:  Has courage to lead change. Takes a broad business perspective and is willing to speak up. Stimulates new thinking in a positive and non-threatening fashion.
  • Can deal with ambiguity, showing strong self-confidence and determination.
  • Applies strong personal integrity and has a high service orientation.
  • SAP, Ariba, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel, although minimum travel required within North America

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.


It’s an exciting time to join Delek. We’re on a mission to attract, retain, and engage the best and brightest talent – those who are great team players and leaders who make it their first priority to serve. 

  • We are performance driven
  • We value a passion for excellence
  • We value teamwork
  • We value and reward hard work and dedication

Delek US offers the opportunity to provide you with more than a job – we want to help you build a career. 

Since our inception, our ability to hire the right people for the job has served us well, resulting in an impressive record of consistent growth and profitability. With more than 3,500 employees in nine states, we have brought together a diverse team of professionals passionate about investing their time and expertise in one of the most dynamic downstream energy companies in the market today. 

Welcome to Delek US Holdings