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ConocoPhillips Supply Chain Specialist – Permian Basin in MIDLAND, Texas

Title: Supply Chain Specialist – Permian Basin


Job Number: 00U6C

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 15 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Permian Overview

ConocoPhillips and its heritage companies have operated in the Permian Basin for almost 100 years. Across New Mexico and Texas, the company holds conventional positions in the Northwest Shelf and Central Basin Platform, and an unconventional position in the Delaware Basin. At year-end 2020, the company held about 750 thousand net acres across the basin, with net production of 85 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that it is using in this area exemplify that.

In January 2021, ConocoPhillips completed the acquisition of Concho Resources Inc., greatly expanding the company’s position in the Permian Basin. The addition of 550,000 net acres complements the company’s position in the Delaware and Midland Basins and created a sizeable Permian presence.


The Supply Chain Specialist is a key member of the Permian Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Supply Chain team. If selected, you will directly assist the team in the following three critical activities:

  • Configuration and support of the Permian O&M Supply Chain program and processes

  • Development of the AFF and AFE Supply Chain budget development requirements

  • Support contract and procurement activities

If you are selected as the Supply Chain Specialist, you will be responsible for collaborating with key O&M and Production internal partners, and Permian Supply Chain to ensure requirements are met while functionally aligned with ConocoPhillips SPIRIT values and Business Unit (BU) requirements in the most productive and efficient manner.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Evaluate, align, and configure Permian O&M Supply Chain processes to Corporate and BU standards

  • Development and organization of in depth RFx projects and analyses

  • Collaborate among the Permian Supply Chain and asset teams to build and sustain interpersonal requirements

  • Handle, track and distribute team reports, documents, and other information

  • Work directly with Permian Supply Chain, and the asset teams to ensure field / office contract cost visibilities, electronic rate validation (OLAs) and effective cost tracking

  • Handle analytical and market intelligence requirements

  • Communicate and roll-out Supply Chain training and change management requirements

  • Liaise with Corporate and BU internal partners to fulfill requirements and adopt recommendations and standard methodologies

  • Lead assigned sourcing and contracting efforts for execution of contract strategy requirements while meeting critical project schedule deadlines

  • Responsible for contract formation (pre-award) of contracts, including but not limited to terms & conditions, contract commercial schemes and contract exhibits

  • Responsible for post award contract management of contracts, including but not limited to KPI development and tracking, quality control and assurance, and efficiency monitoring

  • Development and recommendation of supplier negotiation strategies

  • Ensures compliance by contractors to the terms and conditions of contracts

  • Facilitate contract administration including contract changes, claims and documentation

  • Responsible for closing-out of contracts to release contractor and related claims

  • Support the Procurement & Materials Management function



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Business, Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain, other related field, or foreign equivalent

  • 5 years of Supply Chain Management experience

  • 3 years contracts experience within a supply chain related role

  • Advanced understanding of commercial strategies and market dynamics

  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel 10% of the time on a yearly basis


  • 5 years of Supply Chain experience with multidimensional experience (i.e., procurement, contracting, materials management, data analytics, etc.)

  • 3 years of experience in supporting Oil & Gas projects and operations

  • 1 years of Local Permian and Global market experience

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD)

  • Efficient organizational and analytical abilities to lead multiple communication interfaces, information and efficiently meet deadlines

  • Effective interpersonal, and negotiations skills to be influential and seek and resolve problems

  • Ability to analyze/interpret information efficiently to communicate and achieve targeted objectives

  • Ability to fully understand Supply Chain ramifications to cost, schedule, quality and HSE

  • Ability to work with minimal direction, balance multiple tasks and prioritize efficiently in fast paced environment

  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results

  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of July 26, 2021.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.


Job Function: Procurement and Purchasing

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Supply Chain Specialist – Permian Basin

Veteran Spotlight

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“One of the things I liked most about the Army was the camaraderie and ‘unit first’ aspect of Solider life. When I left the military, I had the opportunity to be a consultant and work with a variety of clients in the oil and gas industry. What drew me to ConocoPhillips was the culture of how they treated people. Even as a consult I knew the support I was providing was valued and I felt like part of the team. As an employee, I have traveled to most of our global office locations and experienced the same positive teamwork culture everywhere I have visited. Now as a leader in the company, I am empowered to reinforce our People and Teamwork pillars of our SPIRIT values.”

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