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Category Manager


Brentwood, TN, US, 37027

The Category Manager will be Responsible for the development and execution of category management strategies for assigned areas of spend. Creates category plans and strategic sourcing initiatives, in support of leveraging third party spend and creating value for Delek US. Conducts spend analysis and market intelligence to identify and leverage key opportunities that deliver value, optimize supplier pool and mitigates risk to the business.  Collaborates with key stakeholders, including site personnel, internal and external customers to deliver category strategies and strategic sourcing initiatives, while utilizing rigorous category management tools, processes and systems. Communicates and aligns with stakeholders on an on-going basis, regarding progress, changes and status updates on assigned categories.


This role will report to the Sr. Director – Category Management and can work remotely, Texas and Tennessee preferred. 




  • Manages assigned categories to optimize the supply base and deliver financial benefit to the business, supported by category plans and strategic sourcing initiatives.

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

  • Collaborates with relevant category managers, contract administrators and internal stakeholders to:

  • Develop category plans and strategies

  • Conducts ongoing market analysis and leverages supply chain knowledge to understand and articulate market trends and spend analytics

  • Execute sourcing initiatives that are aligned to business objectives and deliver value

  • Conducts economic analysis, cost modeling, TCO analysis in support of assigned strategic sourcing events & bid evaluation. Develops credible business case for sourcing initiatives, supported by market data, commercial objectivity and relevant business and technical factors

  • Works with site stakeholders to understand the demand/spend profile of assigned category and sub-category risks and business requirements for category plans and sourcing projects.

  • Continuously communicates to and aligns with stakeholders, on category initiatives changes and status updates, including implementation plans and category metrics.

  • Understands site operational and transactional SCM activities to ensure alignment with category strategies.

  • Actively seeks and identifies opportunities for value creation (cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement) and risk reduction, within their assigned categories of spend.

  • Utilizes supply chain tools, templates and systems, as prescribed by the SCM Function.





  • Minimum BS/BA degree in Procurement, Business or relevant field.

  • Masters or MBA preferred.

  • Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible procurement, supply chain, commercial, contract development, or contract management, commercial, risk or relevant area

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Category Management and Strategic Sourcing for Industrial services, materials, commodities or similar

  • Minimum of 3 years process related industry, with oil & gas experience preferred



  • 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 inspirational leader, who is able to act independently

  • A strong collaborator across the business, Supply Chain and other support Functions

  • Strong contracting skills with in depth understanding of the various contract Terms and Conditions.

  • Ability to develop negotiations strategy and conduct supplier negotiations with the capability to meet targets, manage concessions and deliver results

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data for use in decision-making and actions in support of business strategy, including TCO and should cost modelling.

  • Applies strong personal integrity and has a high service orientation.

  • SAP, Ariba, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Office

  • Willingness to travel as required

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. 

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