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Sr Category Manager (Transportation & Logistics)


Dallas, TX, US, 75001

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 (Transportation & Logistics) located in Texas or Tennessee.


The Senior Category Manager (Transportation & Logistics) will be responsible for the development and execution of category strategies for Transportation and Logistics services, including 3rd party carriers as well as specific goods and services associated with the operations and maintenance of company-owned Transportation assets.  Creates category plans and strategic sourcing initiatives, in support of leveraging third party spend and creating value for Delek US. Conducts analysis and market intelligence to identify and leverage key opportunities that deliver value, optimize supplier pool, optimize mode and utilization, and mitigates risk to the business.  Collaborates with key stakeholders, including Commercial and 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 requirements, progress, changes and status updates with a specific focus on Transportation and Logistics Services.


The ideal candidate will have a strong background in strategic sourcing, negotiations, and transportation operations, with proven experience leading cross-functional initiatives and collaborating across the business.


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


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

Role & Responsibilities:

  1. Manages Transportation & Logistics 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 from market intelligence, business base-case and development of scope, to commercial negotiations, supplier selection and contract execution.
  3. Collaborates with internal stakeholders (Operations/Commercial/Technical), contract administrators, and relevant category managers, to:
      1. Develop, execute, and manage 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 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 stakeholders to understand the demand/spend profile of category and sub- categories, as well as 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 BU/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 Transportation & Logistics categories of spend.
  9. Utilizes supply chain tools, templates and systems, as prescribed by the SCM Function.


Required Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible transportation/logistics, procurement, supply chain, commercial, contract development, contract management, risk or relevant area experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Category Management and Strategic Sourcing in Transportation & Logistics


Preferred Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Masters or MBA preferred.
  • Leading commercial sourcing and contract negotiations for all primary modes of transportation including Truck, Rail, Bulk, and Intermodal.
  • Leasing, subleasing, and purchasing of transportation equipment including tractors, trailers, and rail cars
  • Equipment lease vs. buy analysis
  • Management of transportation contracts and freight rates
  • Transportation Management Systems
  • Freight Audit & Payment providers
  • Freight Forwarders/Brokers and 3PLs
  • Route and mode optimization
  • Truck maintenance services and materials




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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