Back to job search

Category Specialist (Supply Chain)

Denver, Colorado, United States

$55-$65 per hour


Posted: 4/17/2023

Ref: BH-230920


Denver, CO    or    Houston, Tx

To provide procurement, subcontract, or indirect contract contractual administrative and oversight functions, participate on supplier strategic sourcing and Category Management teams - in accordance with company policies and procedures, legal requirements, government regulations, and customer contractual requirements. This role is for Special Projects where we aim to manufacture and supply our own product. Experience in a manufacturing setting is preferred over oil and gas background.

What You’ll Do

• Assist in supplier sourcing, supplier proposal evaluations; employ value analysis techniques to analyze price, technical capability and financial viability, help investigate supplier’s ability to perform within the proposed cost, technical, and schedule parameters.
• Responsible for assisting with category supplier tactical and strategic relationships and assist with category specific minor procurements.
• Represent the project team at various levels on cross functional teams to drive business success; cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with suppliers, customers, and internal stakeholders.
• Perform all procurement, subcontract or indirect supplier contract contractual administrative and management functions including modifications, manage funding, cash flow and monitor variances; evaluate accuracy, and authorize payment of invoices.
• Responsible for all aspects of category procurement, subcontract, or indirect supplier contract execution from solicitation, proposal through product delivery. Ball authorized signature authority for procurements, subcontracts, or indirect supplier contracts, and contractual point of contact with category suppliers.
• Assist in the identification of strategies and opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency; contribute to program risk and opportunity management.
• Responsible for the management of supplier performance throughout the contractual lifecycle; resolve supplier performance issues and any internal issues that affect supplier performance.
• Assist with, and may lead supplier sourcing, solicit and lead supplier proposal evaluations; investigate supplier’s ability to perform within the proposed cost, technical, and schedule parameters.
• Solicit Engineering Change Proposals.
• Manage supplier risk through strategic and targeted negotiations.
• Responsible for assigned category supplier tactical and strategic relationships.
• Execute and manage category specific major, technically complex subcontracts.

  • At least 4 years of manufacturing supply chain background.
  • At least 2 years of early-stage product development and commercialization support.
  • Advanced understanding of trade laws including import and custom processes as well as local content regulations in the United States
  • Legal understanding of source of supply resale agreements and structure.
  • Ability to effectively relate with others and cooperate as a team member.
  • Ability to build effective relationships at all levels of the organization, using excellent interpersonal organizational and communication skills.
Additional Requirements              
Location: Preferred in Denver; Right candidate remote
Shift: Monday - Friday (40 hours a week)

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

Apply now