Phillips 66 Category Lead in Houston, Texas


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The Category Lead will be accountable for the effective management of third-party Maintenance Services spend across a number of related categories throughout the full category management lifecycle. This role will develop category strategies to maximize the total cost of ownership the company receives from third-parties, execute or coordinate the implementation of category strategies and manage supplier performance for continuous improvement, while ensuring business buy in.

The following is a summary of key accountabilities for this position:

  • Lead the Category in:

  • Strategy development and execution [40%]

  • Commercial contract terms development/renegotiation [25%]
  • Supplier/contract management [25%]
  • Capital Projects and Network Support [10%]

Responsibilities may include :

  • Developing and maintaining the category strategy and plans
  • Establishing (with Market Analysis) sources of market intelligence, category supply chain risk factors and reporting of such
  • Setting the category strategy based on data analytics provided by the Market Analysis team such as:
  • Spending analytics

  • Marketing intelligence

  • Costing models
  • Category dashboards including key supplier profiles (financial health/risk factors) and category summaries
  • Negotiating key commercial terms to establish preferred supplier agreements
  • Managing communication to the Procurement organization within the business units at all levels of spend on category issues
  • Managing key supplier relationships and monitors performance for the category
  • Driving Category Council meetings and participation to gain alignment on category strategy with buying, contracting and business stakeholders


Basic/Required :

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 5 or more years of category management experience
  • Working knowledge of category management processes, procedures, practices & techniques
  • Ability to understand technical & operational requirements
  • Ability to understand commercial, operational, financial and technical information
  • Proven track record in complex category management, including supply market analysis, category strategy and application of TCO principles

Preferred :

  • Master's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or relevant discipline
  • Experience planning and executing procurement activities in a refinery, chemical plant or transportation facility
  • Knowledge or firsthand experience with refinery, chemical plant or midstream work processes
  • Category management experience within diverse markets


At Phillips 66, while "what" we do may be very different from person to person, there's a "how" that connects all of us. It is how we work, how we collaborate and how we succeed together. It's this shared "how" that our competency framework describes in detail. We call it the Keys to Success because it can unlock the potential within us all.

Keys to Success

  • Expert: Adaptability—Model Agility And Learning
  • Expert: Communication—Communicate With Impact
  • Expert: Judgment—Solve Problems
  • Expert: Results Orientation—Drive Work Unit Success
  • Expert: Strategic Thinking—Demonstrate Forward Thinking
  • Expert: Talent Enhancement—Share Knowledge

Company Overview

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company's master limited partnership, is an integral asset in the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,000 employees committed to safety and operating excellence.Phillips 66 had $50 billion of assets as of June 30, 2016. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co .

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of February 27, 2017 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 34123

Department: Procurement

Location: United States - Texas - Houston

Job Field: Procurement