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Phillips 66 Category Specialist in Houston, Texas

Phillips 66 & YOU- Together we can fuel the future


The Category Specialist creates value for Phillips 66 by defining sourcing opportunities, developing and aligning sourcing strategies, leveraging supplier relationships, analyzing market conditions, and negotiating with suppliers & internal partners to optimize sustained value. They will work under the direction of a Category Lead(s). The Specialist is accountable for all strategies within their assigned portfolio.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Developing of sourcing strategies for assigned sub-categories with key stakeholders and business units.

  • Providing commercial strategy education and drive implementation through technical and commercial networks for assigned sub-categories.

  • Tracking performance and ensuring compliance for assigned sub-categories.

  • Drafting, negotiating, executing, and implementing legal T&Cs and commercial terms.

  • Actively seeking opportunities to increase productivity and efficiency within their assigned portfolio.

  • Compiling market information and supplier knowledge to understand their impacts upon supply and supplier competitiveness.

  • Using creative thinking & approaches that focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  • Managing supplier relationships with strategic suppliers.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5 or more years relevant industry experience with a background in category management or indirect procurement

  • 5 or more years proven ability and experience to work with and influence multiple business partners

  • Intermediate skills in Excel


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • Procurement / Supply Chain experience

  • High level of interpersonal effectiveness

  • Adept at communications

  • Critical thinking

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 integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,300 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $58 billion of assets as of March 31, 2019. 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 August 27, 2019 .

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: 51394

Location: Texas - Houston

Job Field: Procurement