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Sr. Manager - Category Management, Drilling & Completions

Date: May 4, 2023

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

Company: Chesapeake Energy

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.

We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. We realize that, historically, underrepresented groups feel the need to be 100% qualified in order to apply. If you meet any combination of our requirements, we encourage you to apply. We strive to hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger.

Job Summary

This management position is accountable for Category Management activities including: strategic sourcing, supplier performance management and associated activities to aid in the development of a qualified supply base, reducing total cost of ownership and improving supplier performance. Accountable for the strategy development, timely delivery of quality goods and services in support of the assigned categories, prioritization of strategic sourcing and fulfillment activities for assigned categories, reduce total cost of ownership and improve quality and supplier performance. This position is accountable for the development and continuous improvement of assigned categories, business processes, category strategies, planning and prioritization of work activities for the department and supplier performance management.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•    Creates short and long-term capabilities (deep category subject matter expertise) to accelerate profitability and meet customer expectations.
•    Collaborate with cross functional stakeholders to execute against the business plan and growth objectives.
•    Accountable for the leadership and strategic direction of the category management function.
•    Accountable for category strategy development, sourcing strategies, contract negotiations and supply agreements and facilitates supplier performance management for assigned categories. 
•    Accountable for the timely delivery and quality of goods and services.
•    Accountable for supplier development, continuous improvement, total cost of ownership, annual cost reduction goals, and improving supplier quality.
•    Accountable for the forecast and report of savings/avoidance.
•    Accountable for supplier source selection and negotiates contracts using market research and analysis to provide the company with competitive advantage.
•    Accountable for commercial and technical analysis to normalize proposals to select the goods and/ or services which offer the best value to the company.
•    Actively participates in the supply chain management business planning and budgeting process.
•    Supports the Director of SCM with integration between teams.

Job Specific Skills

•    Expert knowledge of category management, strategic sourcing, pricing, supply chain management, simulation and optimization principles and concepts
•    Enhanced ability to build and maintain complex financial and supply chain models
•    Enhanced knowledge of administrative procedures in order to prepare and maintain reports, budgets, and administrative records as required
•    Expert knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique and the coordination of people and resources


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree - from accredited university
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree - from accredited university - Supply Chain Management or related field


  • Minimum: 12 - 15 years of related 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 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

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