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Job Description

Requisition ID: 60122


  • Manages assigned categories to optimize the supply base and deliver financial benefit to the business, supported by category plans and strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Executes strategic sourcing processes for assigned categories from market intelligence, business base-case and development of scope to commercial negotiations, supplier selection and contract execution.
  • Collaborates with relevant category managers, contract administrators and internal stakeholders to:

- Develop category plans and strategies

- Conduct ongoing market analysis and leverages supply chain knowledge to understand and articulate market trends and spend analytics

- Execute sourcing initiatives that are aligned to business objectives and deliver value

  • Conducts economic analysis, cost modeling, TCO analysis in support of assigned strategic sourcing events & bid evaluation. Develops credible business case for sourcing initiatives, supported by market data, commercial objectivity and relevant business and technical factors
  • Works with site stakeholders to understand the demand/spend profile of assigned category and sub- category risks and business requirements for category plans and sourcing projects.
  • Continuously communicates to and aligns with stakeholders, on category initiatives changes and status updates, including implementation plans and category metrics
  • Understands site operational and transactional SCM activities to ensure alignment with category strategies.
  • Actively seeks and identifies opportunities for value creation (cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement) and risk reduction, within their assigned categories of spend.
  • Utilizes supply chain tools, templates and systems, as prescribed by the SCM Function.


  • Bachelor’s degree Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field
  • 5 or more years of Procurement, supply chain, commercial, contract development, contract management or related field
  • 2 or more years of critical analysis and evaluation of data, financials, and/or market intelligence

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products with a strategically focused presence in the western United States. Tesoro, through our subsidiaries, owns and operates seven refineries with a combined capacity of over 895,000 barrels per day. Our retail-marketing system includes over 2,400 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline™, Rebel™ and Tesoro® brands. Our full-service logistics business, a master limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation as Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP), owns and operates 4,000 miles of crude oil, refined products and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; 15 million barrels of storage capacity; two crude oil rail facilities; and four natural gas processing complexes. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, our operations span 18 states.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Vet / Disability

Posting Notes: || Phoenix || Arizona || United States (US) || SF:LI-AA-1 || |Other Corporate Functions || 85281 ||

About Tesoro Companies Inc.

Tesoros Trading Company is a retailer and wholesale distributor of folk arts and crafts from around the world. Owner Jonathan Williams started the company in 1983. He personally selects the items we sell and works with the artisans who make the handicrafts we import.

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