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VP, Midstream Operations


Dallas, TX, US, 38401

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.

Position Overview:

The Vice President of Midstream Operations will oversee all pipeline and terminals operations and autonomous technical functions. This individual will be charged with leading and motivating the operations staff, ensuring continuity of standards and processes, understanding of risk, and the ability to effectively operate with the highest standards of efficiency, safety, and productivity.

We are looking for a Vice President with leadership skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to anticipate and challenge situations, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and the ability to develop economic and marginal analysis for sound decisions.  The successful candidate must be able to multi-task, prioritize, and make decisions quickly and effectively.  This individual will be comfortable working in an environment of uncertainty and change, constantly seeking to drive value for the organization based on the changing landscape. With an eye towards safety, cost control, and value creation, the Vice President of Midstream Operations will be responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the company’s operating pipeline and terminals assets, with direct accountability for the technical disciplines related to effectively managing operational excellence in the Company. The VP of Midstream Operations will be based in Dallas, TX with leadership responsibility for 5-7 direct reports with 100 or more geographically dispersed indirect reports.


Major Duties & Responsibilities: The Vice President of Midstream Operation will implement and influence a process and systems environment to achieve operational excellence in our pipeline and terminal organizations.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Designing and executing upon scalable and common operational procedures and methodologies for the company with a focus towards safety, operational excellence, cost control, asset utilization, and value creation.
  • Work closely with Integrity Management and Engineering to maximize the profitability of assets and systems.
  • Maintaining responsibility for the creation and execution of the company’s capital program and expenditure budgets, as well as initiating and directing initiatives to improve capital and operating efficiencies. Identifying the principal operational risks of the business and ensuring implementation of appropriate systems to manage these risks. Ensures there is organized program to minimize downtime, maintains and operates assets with high level of integrity and reliability.
  • Interfacing regularly across the organization to ensure that operations comply with regulatory and industry standards.
  • Designing and maintaining key metrics, systems, processes and Key Performance Indicators to be used to measure and maintain a high operating standard across the organization.
  • Developing and recruiting key team members, and through them, motivating his or her team to superior performance. As such, this executive will lead and develop a positive work climate that is conducive to attracting, retaining and motivating a group of top-quality employees at all levels.
  • Fostering a corporate culture that promotes unwavering commitment to safety, technical and commercial excellence, team work and people development, ethical practices and individual integrity, sustainability, calculated risk-taking and creativity.
  • Participating as a key member of the executive management team in the development and implementation of the company’s ongoing growth strategy.
  • The executive will play a critical role in the commissioning of new systems and projects and foster detailed plan and processes to achieve successful commissioning
  • Mange communications at all levels of organization, including executive leadership in both Delek Logistics an Delek US, on status of initiatives while proactively seeking input from key stakeholders on business projects
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and processes for operational excellence that conforms to the requirements of Delek Logistics.
  • Develop operation business strategy to align with the five-year operating plan and long term strategy.
  • Leverage extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals: A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Participate as a key member of the executive management team in the development and implementation of the company’s ongoing growth strategy.
  • Ensure that all progress reports are developed as required, approves budget variance reports, including mitigation plan.
  • Experienced in applying Change Management Principles to organizational initiatives


Required Education and Experience:

  • The Vice President, Pipeline Operations will have significant 20 + years of experience in the oil & gas industry with a strong preference in midstream operations where operational excellence is a fabric of the entity.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other related discipline; Master’s degree preferred
  • Senior level experience in engineering, operations, and project management of pipelines.
  • This executive will possess a strong track record of operational excellence and a track record for transforming business practices within high-growth project and operating environments.
  • The executive will have previous experience leading meaningful sized budgets with full profit/loss accountability.
  • This individual will have significant operating experience and be comfortable dealing with senior professionals across a myriad of disciplines ranging from engineering, operations, construction/project development, through to commercial, business development and administration.
  • A strong understanding and experience of implementing leading environment, health, and safety initiatives – both personal safety and process safety.
  • The Vice President, Pipeline Operations will have significant management and leadership experience in areas of recruiting, retaining and developing a high performing team both of technical staff and management.
  • The successful candidate must have unquestioned business ethics and personal integrity.
  • Ability to lead and manage resources that do not have a direct reporting relationship; experience leading staff and contractors in office and remote locations
  • Must be highly organized, analytical, action and detail oriented and possess an “ownership” personality with a sense of urgency
  • Must be willing to travel 40-50% of the time
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Desired Personal Qualities and Attributes:

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Credibility – Can command respect; problem-solver with the ability to analyze problems carefully and conceptualize solutions.  Capable of translating business priorities into processes and initiatives that drive value and meet the business needs.
  • Communication skills – Polished; good listener; excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to exercise strong cross-functional relationship, influence and persuasion skills to manage and deal effectively with change management initiatives.
  • Collaborative – Demonstrates a willingness and ability to work with and through others; able to forge effective working relationships with various parties and encourage them to work together toward common goals. Experience working cross functionally with all areas of HR with demonstrated collaboration & teaming skills.
  • Ownership – Self-starter with creative mind who takes initiative and ownership with a proven track record of putting ideas into practice and assessing results while maintaining strong business partnerships in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • Values – A hard work ethic and high energy level; honest and straightforward; outstanding integrity

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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