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Strategic Sourcing Lead

 

Description

Throughout the U.S., Flint Hills Resources produces a diverse range of fuels that we all rely on every day. We are a privately held, fast-growing company, so the opportunities for development and advancement are abundant.

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Flint Hills Resources is currently seeking a Strategic Sourcing Lead to join our Procurement team in Wichita, KS! 

We’re looking for a self-starter with the proven ability to build relationships with customers, stakeholders, and vendors. The role will support the efficient and effective deployment of capital funds in support of advancing Flint Hills Resources’ competitive advantages and continued success. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with multiple capabilities in a cross functional environment and develop relationships at many different levels in the organization. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Partner to develop strategic procurement plans that maintain & enhance our competitive position on projects 
  • Facilitate ongoing vendor feedback and relationship development 
  • Act as the primary liaison between the project team and the Procurement function within our Engineering, Procurement, & Construction (EPC) partners 
  • Create strong relationships with other groups at FHR to facilitate recurring reviews on performance, issues, and future needs 
  • Facilitate discussions with the Project Teams to optimize contracting strategy and risk mitigation 
  • Respectfully challenge “the way we’ve always done it” and looking for transformative supply chain solutions for the project(s) supported
  • Manage/ update procurement status reports and ensure transparency to procurement progress 
  • Participate in project status meetings 
  • Ensure knowledge processes are in place to create transparency for decisions and competitive position for the project 
  • Align supplier incentives with business objectives and ensure clear ownership between FHR and counterparties 
  • Perform market discovery via the bid process by setting requirements and contributing to package development 
  • Issue and analyze responses to bid packages including communication to suppliers 
  • Own contract negotiation & agreement creation 
  • Seek aggregation opportunities and collaborate with other FHR facilities/Koch companies to leverage purchasing power 
  • Integrate key procurement milestones with the overall project timeline 
  • Travel up to 30% of the time 


The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:

  • Strategic sourcing experience
  • Experience negotiating contracts 
  • Experience managing a complex mix of projects 
  • Experience analyzing/interpreting data and making business recommendations to senior leadership
  • Experience facilitating meetings and presenting to large groups of people including senior leadership  


What Will Put You Ahead

  • Work experience in the refining, pipelines, or chemicals industry 
  • Experience with Coupa Sourcing or an equivalent sourcing tool 


This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship





Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.


At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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