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Category Specialist – Proppant in Meadville, PA at Genesys Talent LLC

Date Posted: 4/22/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Meadville, PA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/22/2019

Job Description

We are seeking a Category Specialist - Proppant for a direct-hire opportunity located in Meadville, PA 16335 paying $70,000 - $75,000 annually.

Job Description:The Category Specialist – Proppant will be part of the team responsible for the development of strategic plans surrounding Universal Pressure Pumping’s Proppant Portfolio. This position is responsible for managing proppant requirements, supporting the development and execution of supply strategies, sourcing events, contracts negotiations and contract/supplier management. Additionally, the Category Specialist – Proppant will work with internal SCM stakeholders managing logistics to support pressure pumping operations. 

This position will work under the direction of the SCM Manager – Proppant.

  • Execute or support market intelligence gathering and analysis to support the creation of strategic plans for the proppant category
  • Utilize both regional and national supply and demand market players and dynamics to input into category plans and support initiative planning and execution
  • Develop “should cost” and other cost models as it relates to commercial impacts to support the proppant category
  • Execute or support strategic sourcing events, spot bidding, relationship management, or other activities coming out of the proppant category plan
  • Provide guidance and leadership for RFP development and evaluation, negotiations, supplier selection, and award recommendation as determined
  • Prepare and lead fact-based negotiations and execute contracts utilizing approved terms and conditions
  • Responsible for regional stakeholder management during all phases of the category management process
  • Work with stakeholders in implementing category strategies including: contract awards, supplier performance metrics (where applicable) and ongoing performance improvement initiatives
  • As needed, execute performance management of high spend, strategic impact suppliers
  • All other duties as assigned
 Job Requirements:
  • Must be self-motivated, with the ability to oversee and motivate others and influence decisions, capable of identifying problems and recommending alternative solutions
  • Must be a self-starter able to take initiative, make decisions and drive for results.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of professional integrity and demeanor
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and written report preparation
  • Excellent networking skills complemented by the ability to develop and sustain strategic relationships
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical abilities including the capability to perform detailed market analysis as required
  • Extremely organized and able to work on multiple priorities with a diverse customer base
  • Expedient problem solver who excels in solution delivery
  • Ability to manage a diverse customer base


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, sales management, or related field
  • 1+ years’ experience in pressure pumping materials (chemical, bulks, MRO items, etc.)
  • Must have valid state-issued driver’s license and be eligible to drive Company vehicle including ability to meet requirements of Company’s Vehicle Use Agreement and Driving Policy
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced education and SCM related certifications
  • Oil & Gas industry experience


Work Environment:This position requires the person to work in both office and field locations. Variable work hours include regular after-hours, weekend and holiday commitments along as well as regular travel within and outside assigned region. Must comply with all Company policies, including requirements for operating a Company vehicle.

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