Chevron Corporation Buyer - El Segundo Refinery in El Segundo, California

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

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The Buyer position at the El Segundo Refinery provides both tactical and strategic procurement support for the refinery. The Buyer will be responsible for the procurement of complex, high value goods and services, as well as providing strategic support such as working with Category Specialist in support of their category strategies and initiatives, supplier performance management, and contract formulation. In addition, the Buyer will provide Procurement tactical support for scheduled refinery turnarounds. Categories of spend covered by this position may include catalyst, chemicals, industrial gases, MRO, equipment, onsite refinery services, and others.

This position works in collaboration with Category Management, Warehouse team, Maintenance, Engineering and Operations.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Place, expedite and administer both routine and complex purchase and/or service orders and single-event contracts.

  • Support the execution of the Refinery contract plan and appropriate spend channel management, in collaboration with local Category Specialists.

  • Prepare RFP/RFQ documents, bid tabulations, perform supplier qualification activities, complete negotiations, and make recommendations for award on purchases not covered by existing contracts.

  • Ensure the proper technical, commercial, site safety, and legal requirements are defined in RFQs, Purchase Orders, and Service Orders. Provide 24 hour on call purchasing coverage support to the refinery when designated as the "On Call Buyer", for approximately 1 week a month.

  • Provide Purchasing leadership and execution support for Refinery Turnarounds (Will require working extended work days such as 6 days on 10-hour shifts over 10-45 days). The Buyer will be the main point of contact when assigned a TA, and will procure all goods and services in support of the TA.

  • Coordinate material movements with suppliers, freight forwarders, and carriers as necessary.

  • Provide business partners with market information (e.g. bid estimates, pricing trends, availability of goods).

  • Conduct routine supplier management discussions with key suppliers to drive performance.

  • Provide systematic order tracking, status and expediting, and monitoring of critical orders as needed. Assist with all commercial issues during the equipment procurement cycle.

  • Resolve complex problems and take appropriate actions within delegation of authority limits.

  • Assist warehouse personnel with goods receiving issue resolution. Support local Investment Recovery activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • 2+ years demonstrated Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer experience and expertise with all aspects of Purchasing related to Maintenance, Repair and Operations equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-discipline environment, handling multiple projects with demanding schedules.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Good organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office products including Excel spreadsheets, Word, Email, and PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated experience with SAP.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business-related field such as Supply Chain Management or Engineering.

  • Ariba and Smart (GEP).

  • Procurement and Materials Management in a refinery or similar operational environment.

  • Knowledge of contract repositories and catalogs.

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

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