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Sr Category Manager (Catalysts, Chemicals & Industrial Gases)


Dallas, TX, US, 75201

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing. We are hiring for the position of Senior Category Manager (Catalysts, Chemicals & Industrial Gases) that is remote.


The Senior Category Manager (Catalysts, Chemicals & Industrial Gases) will be Responsible for the development and execution of category management strategies for catalysts, chemicals and industrial gases.  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 with a specific focus on catalysts, chemicals, and industrial gases categories.


Come and #jointheenergy! We offer top of the line benefits along with health premium re-imbursements.

Role & Responsibilities:

  1. Manages categories to optimize the supply base and deliver financial benefit to the business, supported by category plans and strategic sourcing initiatives.
  2. Executes strategic sourcing processes for categories from market intelligence, business base-case and development of scope to commercial negotiations, supplier selection and contract execution.
  3. Collaborates with relevant category managers, contract administrators and internal stakeholders to:
      1. Develop multiple category plans and strategies
      2. Conduct ongoing market analysis and leverage supply chain knowledge to understand and articulate market trends and spend analytics
      3. Execute sourcing initiatives that are aligned to business objectives and deliver value
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Continuously communicates to and aligns with stakeholders, on category initiatives changes and status updates, including implementation plans and category metrics.
  7. Understands site operational and transactional SCM activities to ensure alignment with category strategies.
  8. Actively seeks and identifies opportunities for value creation (cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement) and risk reduction, within catalysts, chemicals, and industrial gases categories of spend.
  9. Utilizes supply chain tools, templates and systems, as prescribed by the SCM Function



Required Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:

  • BS/BA degree in Procurement, Business or relevant field.
  • 10 years of progressively responsible procurement, supply chain, commercial, contract development, or contract management, commercial, risk or relevant area
    • 5 years of experience in Category Management and Strategic Sourcing for Catalysts, Chemicals and Industrial Gases
    • 3 years process related industry, with oil & gas experience preferred


Preferred Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Masters or MBA



Core Values:

Integrity We act with honesty and honor without compromising the truth.

Safety We protect the health and well-being of our employees, the environment, and the communities in which we operate.

Maximizing Value We operate with intention and recognize that the ultimate measure of a company’s success is the extent to which it enriches employees, customers and shareholders.

Growth Oriented We seize opportunities with agility to expand our business both organically and inorganically to achieve new heights.

Commitment We are committed to our employees, the environment and communities in which we operate while delivering great products, services, and other initiatives that impact lives within and outside the organization.

Innovation & Excellence We have a passion for winning by fostering a culture of curiosity, learning and operational excellence to achieve exceptional outcomes.


Organizational Leveling:

Leadership: Provides leadership and direction to direct reports and business units. Develops and executes annual business plans to ensure alignment. Contributes to the development of functional or business unit strategy.

Business Acumen: Has broad impact on the results of the function or business unit. Applies broad industry knowledge and commercial awareness to drive financial performance.

Problem solving: Directs the resolution of highly complex or unusual business problems applying advanced critical thinking.

Impact: Guided by organization functional strategy, has broad impact on the functional, divisional or regional results.

Interpersonal skills: Negotiates with other senior leaders across the business.


Organizational Competencies:

Drive for Results Drives to achieve challenging performance objectives

Decision Making Selects a course of action to reduce risk and uncertainty and create optimal outcomes

Collaboration Sees connection points across the organization and partners effectively with others to achieve common goals

Change Agility Identifies, initiates, and adapts to organizational changes that foster enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, safety and ultimately business results

Team Building Builds trust, fosters openness, and provides support and as the manager of a team, selects and motivates a strong team


Functional Competencies:

Business Insight Utilizes knowledge of practices and approaches for managing the function as a viable business entity

Business Partnership & Consulting Functions as a trusted advisor regarding relevant markets, business strategies and operating environments to both the business and individual members

Compliance Consultation Understands relevant regulatory standards and requirements impacting the organization and provides consultation and guidance to key stakeholders to ensure compliance

Knowledge of Legal and Regulatory Requirements Maintains current knowledge of industry regulatory requirements such as reporting mandates, concepts and procedures, compliance requirements, and regulatory framework and structure

Litigation Mitigation Ensures that the company is operating within the limits of the law and utilizes a combination of legal structuring, clear documentation, and sound business practices to mitigate litigation risks

Negotiation and Influence Engages in discussion to reach an agreement and create outcomes, affecting the action, behaviors, or opinions of others

Project Management Demonstrates the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources and activities to achieve specified outcomes within a clearly defined timeframe and standards

Resource Planning & Optimization Plans and optimizes resources within teams in order to maximize results and achieve desired performance



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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Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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