Category Management Supervisor (San Antonio, TX or Findlay, OH)

Marathon Petroleum Corporation
November 24, 2021
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


Location Name: San Antonio, TX 
Job/Requisition ID: [[id]] 
Location Address: 19100 Ridgewood Park, San Antonio, TX, United States (US), 78259
Education Level: Bachelor's Required 
Relevant Experience Level: Senior (11+ Years) 
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Salaried Exempt


Responsible for maximizing value delivery and minimizing risk to MPC/MPLX across a portfolio of goods and services. Responsible portfolio of categories includes IT, Fleet, Freight and Travel/Corporate Cards. Total spend covered within the team ranges from $1–$1.5B. Responsible for managing a team of Category Management professionals to identify, evaluate, develop, implement, and manage category strategies across multiple Business Units. Lead and/or facilitate cross-functional teams that analyze spend data, market intelligence and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling to identify and leverage key opportunities that deliver value, optimize supply base, and mitigate risk to the business. Direct reporting and performance management responsibility for 5–9 Category Management professionals, including developing and coaching to enhance capabilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate effective leadership (including safety leadership), including but not limited to set clear expectations; conduct frequent and meaningful discussions with employees regarding their performance and career; provide coaching (for problem solving and enhancement) and recognition on a regular basis; provide a clear vision of team direction and how each employee contributes to that vision; promote continual learning and employee development; support changes in the organization.
  • Provide direct oversight to the development and execution of category strategies to Category Management professionals, which cover market intelligence, value proposition development, commercial negotiation, risk management, Supplier selection and contract execution.
  • Understand site operational and transactional Supply Chain activities to ensure alignment with category strategies.
  • Seek and identify continuous improvement opportunities including but not limited to value delivery (cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement) and risk reduction.
  • Oversee Category Management deliverables and collaborate with Stakeholders as required. 
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships to ensure service, commercial terms compliance and optimal leverage.
  • Develop and manage internal and external partnerships to ensure alignment in business objectives and category strategies.
  • Facilitate issue resolution related to strategic Supplier performance and/or other matters that require Category Management support as needed.
  • Drive, support and promote the use of appropriate Supply Chain tools, templates and systems.

Education & Experience

  • Minimum undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Marketing, Engineering, Business, Science or similar discipline required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of Supply Chain, Commercial, Contract Development or Contract Management experience required. Leadership and Refining and/or Midstream (gas gathering & processing, crude gathering, pipelines or terminals) experience preferred. IT, Fleet, Freight and/or Travel/Corporate Cards experience preferred. Data analytics experience preferred.


About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation's largest refining system. MPC's marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon brand retail outlets. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company that owns and operates gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.

Travel Expected: Up to 10%

Marathon Petroleum Company LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition or AIDS/HIV status, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, military, veteran status, marital status, citizenship  or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, click here.

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