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Senior Category Manager



Flint Hills Resources (FHR) operates critical infrastructure at facilities across North America and is part of Koch Industries, a global leader in several industrial markets. We produce a diverse range of fuels and products that are essential to everyday life.

FHR is currently seeking an Indirect Materials Category Manager to join our Procurement team. The position is based in Wichita, KS and will include travel.

Our Benefits Package includes:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • 401K automatic Contribution along with competitive match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision health plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Onsite office dining and walking paths, both inside and outside
  • 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Career growth opportunities across Koch Companies!

What You Will Do In Your Role 

  • Partner with the business to develop strategic vision that maintains & enhances our competitive position
  • Facilitate ongoing vendor feedback and relationship development by being the face of FHR to the supplier. Development and monitoring of vendor performance metrics and facilitation of reviews
  • Create strong relationships with other groups at FHR to facilitate recurring reviews on performance, issues and future needs
  • Facilitate discussions with the business to optimize contracting strategy and risk mitigation
  • Ensure knowledge processes are in place to create transparency to decisions and competitive position for the category
  • Align supplier incentives with business objectives and ensure clear ownership between FHR and counterparties
  • Perform market discovery via the bidding processes by setting requirements and contributing to package development 
  • Issuance and analysis of responses to bid packages including communication to suppliers
  • Own contracts & agreement creation – partner with legal, operations, and counterparties to develop agreements & templates that help meet the objectives & needs of the business
  • Where feasible, seek aggregation opportunities and collaborate with other FHR facilities and Koch companies to leverage purchasing power
  • Support projects by integrating key procurement milestones with the overall project timeline

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Experience in procurement, supply chain, commercial, operations and/or reliability
  • Demonstrated success partnering with internal and external customers 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Work experience in the chemicals or refining industry or another type of manufacturing environment

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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