Company: Marathon Oil
Skills: Business Development, Commercial Management, Supply Chain Management
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: San Antonio, TX, US
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US






Candidates must be dynamic self-starters who work collaboratively, are results oriented and driven by continuous improvement and learning. Responsibilities include developing and executing commercial strategies and regional sourcing solutions associated with Marathon's upstream spend for goods and services, managing customer and supplier relations, preparing proposals based on value generation, analyzing and preparing commercial business cases, negotiating with suppliers and the administration of transactions.- The chosen individual will collaborate with the Eagle Ford Production Organization, Contract Support Center, Category Management and other Global Supply Chain (GSC) organizations.






  • Through contract assessments, business partner engagement, and spend analytics, identify sourcing opportunities to be driven from an asset level.
  • Lead and manage identified sourcing opportunities via competitive tenders and subsequent negotiation of commercial and contractual value.
  • Generate and implement efficient should˜ost analysis and benchmarking models.
  • Proactively develop robust sourcing strategies for use within specific categories to deliver breakthrough results for years to come.
  • Execute complex and fragmented sourcing efforts.
  • Conduct look back fragmented category contract assessments for synergies, lessons learned, and standard category SOW and compensation templates.
  • Negotiates with suppliers to meet quality, delivery, and cost objectives.
  • Coordinate multiple stakeholder interfaces and touch points across the business to ensure a consistent approach.
  • Prepares and coordinates the execution of contracts and other supply documents in a manner that ensures efficiency and compliance with procurement strategies and policy.
  • Maintains a record of contracts, supplier agreements and other documents related to the terms and conditions of commercial relationships, scope of materials and work, supplier / contractor performance measurements, and other records of supplier / contractor qualification and approval


Essential experience and job requirements



  • Detailed understanding of upstream Oil and Gas spend categories, and the willingness to partner with internal business parties to understand the complexities between the different assets.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of supply chain management including market insight, business partnering, negotiation, and ongoing supplier management and governance.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading complex negotiations
  • Proven history of transformational value delivery through identification and implementation of innovative sourcing strategies and continuous improvement plans.
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with business partners and manage communication to ensure linkage with business strategies and drive understanding of the resulting impact.
  • Experience supporting business partners based in field locations
  • Exceptional and consistent communication skills
  • Strong sourcing analytics experience
  • Understanding of general and contract law
  • Self-manage the work with minimal supervision and have proactive mindset to reduce expenditures to achieve (or exceed) cost reductions for assigned categories.




  • Degree: Bachelors Required
  • Major: Supply Chain, Engineering, Marketing, Business or similar discipline preferred
  • Computer Proficiencies: Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook is required. SAP MM experience is a plus.
  • Work Experience: --7+ Years in an upstream oil and gas supply chain environment
  • Work Location: San Antonio, Texas (relocation eligible)


-Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent international exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company has activity in North America, Europe and Africa. The Company has three reportable operating segments, each of which is organized and managed based primarily upon geographic location and the nature of the products and services it offers.

Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.

If you are a current Marathon employee please use the ERP website to submit referrals.

Posting Notes:





Deciding where to pursue a career often comes down to intangibles.


Do the employees look forward to coming to work each day -- are they given rewarding opportunities, do they work well together? Are employees empowered to bring their skills and knowledge forward -- is the corporate culture nurturing, are life experiences and diversity valued? What is the attitude toward the broader community -- health, safety and the environment?


Marathon can answer those intangible questions affirmatively in our employee's own words, proving that Marathon is a world class energy company with much more to offer at the end of the day than just high performance stats and market prowess -- though we enjoy those too. If you are starting out in a career, consider the places your experience at Marathon could take you -- without having to leave Marathon. Career growth and job satisfaction is why Marathon places such an emphasis on mentoring -- talented people can build a career here.


If you are an experienced professional who wants to continue your growth to reach full potential, this could be the place for you. The benefits are not intangible, but competitive and attractive -- a dollars and sense reason to contact Marathon.


Marathon Oil Awards & Accolades

  • Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
  • Top 200 of the Global 2000, Forbes, 2008
  • The Houston Chronicle 100, The Houston Chronicle, 2008

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