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Buyer II


El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

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.

Role Summary

The role of Buyer will be responsible for the procurement of materials and services for the Refinery. This role exhibits a professional disposition to create and maintain relationships with internal and external customers. The Buyer places purchase orders and coordinates and expedites materials with suppliers to meet demand, price, specification, and delivery requirements, driven from refinery needs.


Job Accountabilities

  • Perform Contractor and Vendor prequalification
  • Assist in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process
  • Negotiates agreements with vendors and suppliers concerning the pricing and availability of materials
  • Responsible for executing the procurement strategies as defined by the Procurement Manager
  • Purchase materials, equipment, supplies and services of a specialized or complex nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures
  • Review and analyze purchase requisitions, investigates and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests and reviews quotations
  • Interprets purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, as a specialist in assigned material categories, which requires a degree of technical knowledge
  • Provide cost estimate to include services and materials for each Work Order and contacting vendors to verify delivery of ordered materials
  • Coordinate the delivery of equipment and for Replenishment Lead Time Management
  • Ensure purchasing data integrity, contract adherence and cost analysis
  • Create purchase orders and bid requests
  • Makes EAM Catalog entries as required
  • Ensures availability of the required quantity of material at the needed time for the project
  • Maintain and ensure that lead times, costs, order multiples, and minimums are accurate
  • Running or developing reports to help with procurement cost tracking and savings
  • Negotiate best costs for all refinery materials
  • Spot buy-purchase for immediate delivery to fulfill demand
  • Manage the new item and new vendor processes
  • Communicate proactively with internal departments any sourcing or delay issues
  • Work with planning team members to evaluate forecast and work orders
  • Work with Reliability and Warehouse in regards to any quality issues that arise
  • Work with Accounts Payable to resolve any account issues with suppliers
  • Maintain and strengthen relationships with suppliers
  • Excellent attention to detail, analytical skills and organizational skills
  • Ensure all purchasing activities adhere to established policies and procedures
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities in support of Company business goals
  • Assist with related special projects, as required
  • Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers
  • Other duties as assigned




Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree in a business or financial discipline and three (3) years of experience in procurement role in an industrial or manufacturing organization, or military equivalent experience


  • Associates Degree in a business or financial discipline, or five (5) years of experience in procurement role in an industrial or manufacturing organization, or military equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience of strategic sourcing, supply chain management, purchasing practices and procedures  
  • Proven knowledge of supply chain management, purchasing practices and procedures
  • Proficient in establishing and maintaining professional relations with Suppliers/Vendors
  • Must be a self-starter and lead by example
  • Knowledge of materials, products, and the commodity market
  • Ability to organize and multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Intermediate financial skills
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and the public
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information with tact, courtesy, and discretion
  • Solid organization and time management skills


Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business or financial discipline
  • Three (3) years of experience in a procurement role in refining or oil and gas organization
  • Supervision experience  
  • Lean Manufacturing and or Six Sigma
  • Three (3) years in refinery or oil and gas industry

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: El Dorado

Job Segment: Procurement, Lean Six Sigma, Supply, Refinery, Operations, Management, Retail, Energy