Senior Manager Strategic Sourcing at Archrock (Houston, TX)

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Senior Manager Strategic Sourcing

Reports to: Director, Supply Chain Last Update:

Overview: The Strategic Sourcing Senior Manager is responsible for the company's end to end sourcing of products and services essential to our operations. This includes identifying cost saving opportunities, understanding supply markets, creatively negotiating, ensuring stakeholder buy-in for new suppliers and products, and generating contracts. This position will manage the Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management functions.

Essential Duties (Approximate % of Time Spent)

Develop and implement strategies to manage key spend categories and all sourcing processes: (25%)

- Continuously improve processes within the team to improve efficiency and effectiveness of sourcing projects and supplier management.

- Research and employ innovative sourcing methodologies and strategies to ensure maximum benefit for the business

Lead the team through implementation of sourcing initiatives: (30%)

- Conduct cost and market analyses to benchmark current suppliers and solutions.

- Determine potential sourcing initiatives, with the goal of driving supplier performance improvement and cost savings.

- Lead supplier negotiations for critical initiatives.

- Ensure successful implementation of supplier agreements by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers.

- Influence and persuade internal stakeholders and drive change throughout the organization.

- Develop systems and processes to monitor contract compliance. Work within the organization to identify barriers to compliance and develop creative solutions to remove those barriers.

Lead the company's Supplier Management efforts: (20%)

- Act as a reliable and well trusted interface between the organization and suppliers.

- Develop a supplier management program with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives.

- Take direct responsibility for management of certain critical suppliers.

- Direct the management and maintenance of supplier catalog data.

- Work cross-functionally to determine appropriate sourcing rules and measure compliance.

- Ensure efficient management of Supplier Master data.

Lead related Procurement activities: (10%)

- Evaluate suppliers on the basis of price compliance, quality, service, and timeliness. Evaluate and communicate performance issues to suppliers, identify areas for improvement and follow up with corrective actions.

- Identify new sources of supply, execute sourcing initiatives, and implement new suppliers.

Lead the team: (15%)

- Set annual team goals and identify key improvement initiatives.

- Track and report progress towards goals. Work within and outside the team to meet performance targets

- Oversee staffing, training and development of direct reports.

Non-Essential Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

All employees shall be in compliance with the Archrock Health Safety and Environmental Policy and local, statutory and/or regulatory requirements at all times.

Skills and Abilities:

Ability to:

- Perform all essential duties.

- Influence without direct authority.

- Exhibit strong customer service, interpersonal, coaching and leadership skills.

- Show strong analytical abilities and manipulate large amounts of data.

- Demonstrate strong process / change management skills.

- Manage projects and establish clear goals and accountabilities to ensure successful delivery.

- Show strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent presentation skills.

- Prioritize work and meet deadlines.

Proficiency with:

- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

- Enterprise systems, including purchase order and accounts payable data gathering and manipulation.


- Thorough knowledge of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement processes.

- Strong business acumen and understanding of business trends.

- Familiarity with gas compression and / or rotating equipment preferred.

Minimum Education and Certification:

- Bachelor's degree in a supply chain, engineering or business-related field.

- Participation and/or collaboration with Professional Associations in Purchasing/Material Management preferred.

Minimum Experience:

- Typically at least 15 years of related experience in a purchasing / strategic sourcing role.

- Previous leadership experience is required.

- Experience managing costs and budgets.


- Drives a culture of safety with the expectation of zero incidents.

- Manages all resources (personnel, equipment, materials, facilities, funds and reputation) for assigned area.

- Coordinates schedule and sets priorities in order to ensure task completion.

- Analyzes company activity and market and delivery conditions to determine present and future workload and staffing needs and adjusts accordingly.

- Assesses training needs and ensures that team members are receiving proper training and that training programs are utilized and improve training gaps.

- Responsible for performance management and employee development.

- Manages hire, fire, job and salary change actions per delegation of authority and required approvals.

- Implements, manages and communicates work standards and performance metrics for assigned team.

Physical Demands: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions)

- Regularly required to stand, walk, and bend with good balance, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.

- Regularly required to sit, perform repetitive duties, use a PC and to talk and hear.

- Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Problem Solving and Innovation:

- Analyzes performance data on an on-going basis and develops recovery plans as needed.

- Finds immediate solutions to resolve conflicts between supplier and company requirements.

- Implements preventative and corrective actions in a timely manner.

- Expected to drive process improvements and to teach others to identify opportunities, provide ideas, methods and innovations and to implement improvements to enhance safety, teamwork, efficiency and quality.


- Full responsibility and impact on planning, scheduling and procedural change for assigned area.

- Accountable for HSE performance, service quality of assigned team and customer satisfaction.

- Assists with preparation of the budget for assigned area, manages to budget, reports variances and develops recovery plans as needed.

This job description is a summary of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees are expected to perform tasks, as assigned by supervisor, regardless of job title or routine job duties.
More Information on Archrock
Archrock operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. Archrock was founded in 1954. It has 1001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Days and Diversity Program. To see all 9 open jobs at Archrock, click here.
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