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Date: Jun 7, 2017

Location: Denver, CO, US

Company: Tesoro Companies Inc.

Requisition ID: 53841


Primary business representative in identifying, procuring and managing the procurement of goods and services that the business organization requires. Facilitates the identification of external material and services needs of the business stakeholders ; both short-term and long-term, directs the identification of capable and reliable materials and services providers who can supply these goods and/or services, ensures that the supplier selection processes are in conformance with Company Policy and Procedures, negotiates and completes purchase agreements for such goods and services, verifies the existence of valid Agreements, validate line items unit costs and ancillary expenses against supplier rate sheets, negotiates for prices and arranges for the purchase and timely delivery of the quality goods and services while minimizing total costs; Identifies and implements process improvements such as (increased use of standardization, improved inventory turns, cycle time reduction, and improvement payment terms). Monitors and mitigates supply chain risk for continuous supply protection. Liaises with the business office and is responsible for being the point of contact for Procurement and Contracting Activities in the business office ensuring resolution of significant pricing delivery, quality, or other issues; and representing Supply Chain at all levels of business stakeholder interactions. The Senior Buyer also works very closely with Contracts Administrators, Category Managers and Category Analysts to identify long-term category strategies and opportunities for value capture within the Procurement execution processes and between logistics, business units and suppliers.


  • Purchases materials, equipment, and incidental services for assigned areas in best interests of company. Serves as final point of authority in committing company funds
  • Creates purchase orders and agreements. Ensures transactions are managed in seamless process from order entry through invoice payment.
  • Utilizes practices such as RFQ, bid analysis, negotiation, and partnering to ensure maximum value for expenditures. Seeks new practices and methods to increase value of services
  • Maintains awareness of current market conditions, new products, supply sources for assigned commodities, new technologies, assigned business units and methods that enhance value of purchasing process. Recommends changes to management and internal customers
  • Identifies key purchasing criteria for each material or service being sourced. Confers with suppliers to determine factors that affect prices and availability. Performs continual market analysis. Utilizes standardized criterion in identification of potential suppliers and selection of the preferred supplier.
  • Supports development of project estimates by obtaining estimates of price and availability for materials and services necessary for projects. Maintains current pricing information in materials management database.
  • Receives and reviews purchase requisitions for materials and services for completeness and proper level of approval. Issues and tracks purchase commitments to ensure timely delivery and acceptable performance by suppliers. Evaluates competitive bids and quotations. Negotiates agreements that achieves lowest cost for materials balanced against optimum quantity, reliability and on-time delivery metrics. Maintains documentation in procurement database for all purchases.
  • Develops proficiency in total life cycle cost, total system cost, other commercial analysis techniques and process improvement methods utilized to support Company initiatives.

Core Skills

  • Deep understanding and significant professional experience (10 years or more) with Purchase Orders, Service Orders, Purchasing Contracts, Blanket Orders, Outline Agreements and other commercial instruments
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly developed Customer Service skills and orientation
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Energy, Oil and Gas, Midstream and Downstream Industry Sectors
  • Midstream Operations knowledge, experience and understanding
  • Mastery of the elements and workflows of the Procurement to Pay Process
  • High Level of Skills in the SAP R2 Production Environment; Can demonstrate expert knowledge of SAP P2P e.g., Requisition Flow, Purchasing, MM, MRP, SES, Material Masters, Service Masters, Master Data interactions, Product Catalog(s).
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, especially Excel; can demonstrate proficiency in Macro creation and execution, Pivot Table creation, Charts and Graphs creation, Detailed Data Analysis
  • Excellent negotiation, customer service and consulting skills
  • Strong market knowledge and experience in working across various functions, businesses and regions


  • Minimum undergraduate degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Management or relevant discipline required.
  • CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager), CPSM (Certified Procurement and Supply Manager), or APP (Accredited Purchasing Practitioner) preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience as a Buyer, in procurement contract administration or related field required.

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products with a strategically focused presence in the western United States. Tesoro, through our subsidiaries, owns and operates seven refineries with a combined capacity of over 895,000 barrels per day. Our retail-marketing system includes over 2,400 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline™, Rebel™ and Tesoro® brands. Our full-service logistics business, a master limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation as Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP), owns and operates 4,000 miles of crude oil, refined products and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; 15 million barrels of storage capacity; two crude oil rail facilities; and four natural gas processing complexes. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, our operations span 18 states.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

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Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE: Race / Sex / Veteran / Disability

Posting Notes: || Denver || Colorado || United States (US) || SF:LI-AA-1 || |Other Corporate Functions || 80202 ||

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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