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US Houston: Category Specialist (Perforating Category)

Houston, TX
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US Houston: Category Specialist (Perforating Category)

US Houston: Category Specialist (Perforating Category)

Date: Sep 25, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032

We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.



This position is primarily responsible for overseeing abrasive materials(diamonds and powders) and elastomer and under broad direction, the Category Specialist may support one or more Manufacturing related subcategories as directed by Portfolio and Category Leadership. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement strategic sourcing and category strategies in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to assessment of current market situations and identification of opportunities.
  • Contribute to detailed planning and execution of improvement actions with users and suppliers.
  • Negotiate with suppliers and prepares contracts and agreements under the direction of  the assigned Category Manager.
  • Recommends value added projects/opportunities.
  • Coordinate training of category community and field personnel.
  • Act as an interface between business and supplier for category, resolving category issues.
  • May represent the Manufacturing Category Managers on teams and councils, as assigned.
  • Participate in supply chain governance and performance management activities.



  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Science, Marketing, Business, or Supply Chain Management required
  • Requires minimum of 3 years of experience in category related goods and services which includes experience in two or more of the following roles: Procurement or Manufacturing, Technology or Engineering, PSL or Operations


Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher level roles given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available, including Category Specialist through Sr. Category Specialist.



Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States


Job Details

Requisition Number: 41936  
Experience Level: Experienced Hire 
Job Family: Support Services 
Product Service Line: Supply Chain Mgmt  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

Additional Locations for this position: 


Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Supply, Procurement, Supply Chain, Performance Management, Operations, Human Resources


  • Manufacturing / Production


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