Sr. Sourcing & Strategy Specialist – Sand & Logistics, Oklahoma City, OK, US

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

Job Summary

This advanced level position guides the strategic sourcing and fulfillment activities for assigned commodities in order to develop a qualified supply base, reducing total cost of ownership and improving quality and supplier performance.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements advanced category strategies, sourcing strategies, support and negotiates contracts and supply agreements and facilitates supplier performance management for assigned commodities and services under little to no supervision
  • Assures timely delivery and quality of goods and services for assigned categories
  • Guides the planning, scheduling and prioritization of category management work related activities
  • Responsible for supplier relationship management strategies, supplier development, continuous improvement, total cost of ownership, annual cost reduction goals and improving supplier quality for assigned categories
  • Recommends suppliers based on needs and negotiates contracts using advanced market research and analysis to provide the company with competitive advantage
  • Facilitates commercial and advanced technical analysis to normalize proposals in order to select the goods and/ or services which offer the best value to the company
  • Mentors entry level staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Specific Skills

  • Enhanced knowledge and proficiency in category management, marketing and sales principles and processes, Strategic Sourcing, and Supply Chain policies, processes, procedures, practices and techniques
  • Enhanced understanding of 5 or 7 Step Strategic Sourcing Process
  • Enhanced proficiency in Supplier Performance Management, including corrective action reporting, monitoring and measurement of key performance indicators and quality assurance/quality control
  • Enhanced understanding of data driven spend analysis and forecasting methods
  • Enhanced negotiation skills
  • Enhanced knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements for O&G industry


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree – from accredited university
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree – from accredited university – Business, Math, Finance, Economics or related field


  • Minimum: 8 – 12 years related work experience

Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s (NYSE:CHK) operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States.
Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

Job Segment: Logistics, Law, Market Research, Supply, Operations, Legal, Marketing, Strategy

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas, the 11th largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of onshore wells in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company's operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Chesapeake owns leading positions in the Eagle Ford, Utica, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Mississippi Lime and Niobrara unconventional liquids plays and in the Marcellus, Haynesville/Bossier and Barnett unconventional natural gas shale plays. The company also owns substantial marketing and oilfield services businesses through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. and Chesapeake Oilfield Services, L.L.C.
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