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Supply Chain Sustainability Lead

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas.


At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.


  • Our VISION is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world's energy needs.
  • Our MISSION is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our stakeholders.
  • Our STRATEGY is to take a differentiated approach to the exploration and production of cost-advantaged hydrocarbons through innovation, technology, optimization, continuous improvement and relentless focus on costs to deliver top-tier, long-term returns.


Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.

Apache believes in a culture that encourages everyone to bring their unique perspective and background to work every day and to know that their voice is valued and respected.

Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.

For additional information about Apache, please visit:

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Commitment to Sustainability
Apache Reports and Filings 

Position Description:

The Supply Chain Sustainability Lead is responsible for driving the company toward best in class Supply Chain Sustainability performance. This individual will lead APA Corporation’s (APA) Supply Chain Sustainability Program including Supplier Diversity, Local Content, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Supplier Code of Conduct. The role requires a collaborative spirit, an understanding of ESG, Strategic Sourcing processes, Supplier Diversity best practices, and the ability to drive the development, implementation, and management program principles within APA. 

Specific Responsibilities:

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

1. Lead the development and implementation of APA’s Supply Chain Sustainability Program, including Supplier Diversity, Local Content, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Supplier Code of Conduct ensuring alignment with business objectives and outcomes;
2. Develop, own, maintain, and provide training on Supply Chain Sustainability Program Policies and Standards & Key Procedures;
3. Provide policy and process guidance and advice on all facets of supply chain management related to supplier diversity to increase the opportunities for and the utilization of diverse suppliers;
4. Establish and oversee Sustainability Program measurement strategies working with internal stakeholders to achieve goals with informed data and a comprehensive approach;
5. Assist in developing annual and multi-year program plans to help APA meet Supplier Diversity goals and continuously improve using effective internal and benchmark data, metrics, and reporting;
6. Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure coordinated and consistent engagement with diverse suppliers, driving positive outcomes;
7. Source, select, and manage APA’s Supplier Sustainability Database which will include: Supplier registration, supplier certifications, reports, etc,;
8. Develop and manage/monitor Supply Chain Sustainability content on APA’s external site including a Supplier Diversity portal and working with external ESG agencies;
9. Identify and help implement opportunities to make it straightforward and efficient for diverse suppliers to apply/qualify/partner with APA;
10. Manage and report on progress against organizational goals and ensure desired outcomes in a timely and fact-based way;
11. Collaborate with Category Management and Strategic Sourcing teams to measure and report diverse spend and activity (e.g., supplier, entity, enterprise levels);
12. Coordinate with Strategic Sourcing team to identify business opportunities to utilize diverse suppliers including understanding supply requirements and identifying/engaging qualified diverse suppliers for consideration in sourcing events;
13. Collaborate with Legal and the Contracts team to ensure the latest sustainability language is reflected in contract documents (e.g., human rights, labor practices, et al);
14. Contribute to various aspects of sourcing and overall supply chain management processes as it specifically relates to diverse businesses. This includes maintaining RFP content for supplier diversity maintaining information about diverse bidders and supplier relationship management meetings with diverse suppliers, etc.;
15. Lead efforts to develop the annual Supply Chain sustainability report;
16. Serve as primary point of contact for Supply Chain Sustainability program;
17. Champion Diversity & Inclusion efforts within Supply Chain;
18. Support efforts to build relationships with various local and regional diversity council organizations;
19. Establish and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with diverse suppliers;
20. Attend and represent APA at various local and national diversity conferences and meetings. Coordinate event schedules and the participation of other APA employees (e.g., matchmaking events to identify qualified candidates); and
21.  Perform other duties as requested that support the success of APA’s Sustainability Program.

Professional Qualifications & Experience:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or relevant discipline;
  • Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or relevant discipline is preferred;
  • Certified Professional of Supplier Diversity (CPSD) / Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or equivalent is preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years of Supply Chain Management, Business Improvement, Quality/Process Management, or related work experience working with diversity;
  • Knowledge or firsthand experience in Upstream Oil & Gas, Downstream Refining, Midstream, and/or Petrochemical business;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with supply chain applications and ERP systems (e.g., Ariba, SAP, etc.); 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite (i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.);
  • Demonstrated expertise in process design and procedural documentation; and
  • Strong track record of achieving objectives through effective collaboration and alignment.

Primary Performance & Leadership Competencies:

  • Results-oriented, self-starter with strong work ethic; able to excel with limited supervision;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to present ideas to all levels of internal and external management;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop networks across the entire business;
  • Effective project management skills with the ability to establish priorities and drive to planned outcomes;
  • Ability to favorably represent the company at internal and external forums;
  • Capable of articulating complex issues and concepts and gain alignment on key issues and path to resolution;
  • Ability to manage large workload, multiple activities, and changing priorities;
  • Consistently meets high standards of quality, performance, and productivity;
  • Ability to positively influence stakeholders; and
  • Advanced knowledge of internal control standards and practices is preferred.

Core Values & Leadership Attributes:

The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

  • Core Values:
    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.
  • Leadership Attributes:
    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.

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.


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