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Strategic Sourcing Lead

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are healthier, have access to better education, and are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living.


Nearly 3 billion people — roughly one-third of the global population — live without electricity or without clean cooking facilities. We are committed to providing energy in innovative and more sustainable ways to help raise the standard of living for those living in energy poverty and to meet the ongoing demands of people and economies around the world.


The products we deliver power increasingly cleaner electricity across the globe, fuel tractors and trucks, make fertilizer to keep the world's food supply on the table, and heat our schools, hospitals and businesses.


Our employees bring a wide range of talents and skills to the job every day to tackle complex business challenges. We believe in providing a truly rewarding work environment supported by a benefits platform that ranks among the best in our peer group. Our company offers career development opportunities where employees can grow personally and professionally. We promote employee benefits that cultivate a family-friendly work environment and focus on our employees' overall well-being.


We are committed to being a workplace where all employees are valued and can thrive with a sense of belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion benefits our individual employees, our company and our external stakeholders; we are better as an organization when various ideas and perspectives are brought to the table.


Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA). Apache has operations in the United States, Egypt's Western Desert and the United Kingdom's North Sea and a sister company with exploration opportunities offshore Suriname. Whether supporting Apache, APA Corporation or one of its subsidiaries, team members are employed by Apache Corporation.


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Specific Responsibilities

The Strategic Sourcing Lead for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Global Supply Chain team at the company’s Houston office reporting to the Strategic Sourcing Manager.

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Follow the Apache strategic sourcing process and produce high-quality deliverables in support of the Strategic Sourcing Manager, Key Stakeholders and Category Managers
  • Create robust supply market analyses and detailed should cost models to uncover cost reduction opportunities and support execution of strategic sourcing events
  • Keep abreast of leading sourcing practices and tools within the broader field of Supply Chain Management and apply as part of Apache sourcing events
  • In consultation with Category Managers, Strategic Sourcing Manager and key Stakeholders, identify and implement TCO reduction opportunities for the goods and services being evaluated. Optimize the total cost of the product or service by leveraging both US and international markets, forming key supplier alliances, consolidating supplier base, and exploring potential efficiencies involved in the supply chain
  • Manage the competitive bidding process as part of strategic sourcing events, including supplier communications
  • Construct comprehensive bid evaluation models incorporating pre-determined criteria and weightings, discounted cash flow analysis and input from Key Stakeholders
  • Develop compelling presentations (project updates, strategy recommendations, sourcing recommendations, etc.) for review with Supply Chain Management and Key Stakeholder groups
  • Develop negotiation strategies by identifying and quantifying gives, takes and best alternatives
  • Lead negotiations with Suppliers to optimize the Total Cost of the product or service by leveraging product or service lines, forming key stakeholder relationships, and exploring untapped efficiencies
  • Interact with client business units to ensure understanding and ownership is achieved on all commercial and project-based sourcing initiatives
  • Coordinate the preparation and execution of commercial agreements in a manner that ensures proper definition of the business relationship allocating / mitigating risk between Company and the supplier. Ensure compliance with related Company policies and procedures
  • Interact with internal business units to ensure understanding and ownership is achieved on all initiatives. Maintain valuable internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Understand and drive adoption of Purchase-to-Pay processes and systems

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or relevant Business/ Technical discipline
  • Master's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or relevant Technical discipline is preferred
  • 5-10 years of strategic sourcing, category management or general Supply Chain experience within diverse industries/ markets
  • In-depth knowledge of strategic sourcing processes, procedures & practices
  • Executed contract I commercial negotiations
  • Upstream Oil & Gas experience with specific planning and supply chain activities related to drilling, completion or production is preferred
  • Experience applying complex sourcing techniques, including supply market analysis, TCO principles, and strategy development
  • Working knowledge of evaluation modeling experience, including cost benefit and present value analysis
  • In-depth Excel knowledge and experience


The successful candidate should demonstrate and exhibit the following core competencies:

  • A self-starter; able to excel with limited supervision
  • Results oriented
  • A blend of strong analytical and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to understand technical & operational requirements
  • Ability to handle multiple activities and changing priorities
  • Ability to positively influence stakeholders
  • Ability to plan and execute negotiations
  • Travel Required - up to 15% during regular times

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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