The Advanced Supply Chain Business Representative is responsible for supporting Project Managers/Engineers working on capital projects in the Western region for MPLX. This individual should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work with project stakeholders in a collaborative manner. The successful candidate should be a self-starter, able to conduct market analysis, develop bid packages, analyze proposals using a total cost of ownership methodology, negotiate and execute contracts, establish and maintain strategic business relationships with key suppliers, and validate cost savings. The ideal candidate would be able to thrive in a dynamic, fast passed environment where needs are both planned and unplanned. This position will be based in La Palma, CA. Travel of up to 25% may be required.
Business Partner Engagement – Works with the supported business unit to assess all requirements and develop sourcing and contracting strategies for goods and services.
Sourcing Strategy – Supports the development and implementation of regional/local sourcing strategies.
Sourcing Execution – Creates and leads sourcing events in Ariba. Aligns stakeholder and supply chain requirements, scope of work, and assumptions. Answers questions from bidders throughout event. Tabulates bid results and leads bid tabulation review with business unit stakeholders. Awards sourcing event in Ariba and manages follow-on activities, including contract and PO execution.
Negotiations – Leads the preparation and negotiation of pricing and agreements with main suppliers, and periodically renews pricelists, terms and conditions.
Strategic Analysis – Runs benchmark studies, gathers and analyzes data, and makes recommendations. Performs root cause analysis related to supply challenges or disruptions.
Contract Management – Initiates contract amendments to frame agreements on behalf of the local business and updates/maintains master agreements.
Communication – Fosters communication internally, externally, and between different operational functions. First line contact for concerns related to operating needs, concerns, and supply chain support.
Value Creation – Actively seek and identify opportunities for value creation (cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement) and risk reduction. Manage assigned business unit region to optimize the supply base and deliver financial benefit.
Supplier Relationship Management – Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers to ensure service, commercial terms, and optimal leverage. As needed, develop and track KPIs for measuring performance for key suppliers/contractors. Facilitate issues resolution related to supplier performance.
Supply Chain Excellence – Utilize Supply Chain tools, templates and systems, as prescribed by the Supply Chain Function. Collaborate with internal Supply Chain peers to drive continuous improvement, alignment, and best-in-class process optimization.
This position will be mainly supporting the Western region with developing and execution of projects related to pipelines and terminals.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills for frequent contact with suppliers, and within MPLX at both technical and leadership levels are essential.
Ability to work well with people at various organizational levels and demonstrated leadership ability.
Ability to develop negotiations strategy and conduct supplier negotiations with the capability to meet targets, manage concessions, and deliver results.
Ability to analyze and interpret data for use in decision-making and actions in support of business strategy, including TCO and should cost modeling.
SAP, Ariba, Tableau, PowerBi, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Office.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Marketing, Engineering, Business, Science, or similar discipline required
Minimum 5 years of Supply Chain, Commercial, Contract Development or Contract Management experience required
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.