Category Manager

The Category Manager will be responsible for category management duties supporting Drilling & Completions related categories.

Decarbonizing the energy sector is an urgent challenge and geothermal energy is poised to play a central role. We are expanding our team to help make this vision a reality. Fervo Energy has developed technology to make geothermal power scalable and cost-effective. Join us and work alongside world-class engineers, researchers, investors, and developers in making geothermal a key pillar of our climate-friendly energy future.

Description

The Category Manager will be responsible for category management duties supporting Drilling & Completions related categories including, but not limited to, drill rigs, well fracturing horse power, OCTG, wireline, coiled tubing, cementing, drill bits, fishing, casing accessories, workover services, labor, and facilities construction.

Requirements

  • Perform market analysis and leverage supply chain knowledge to understand and articulate market trends that may impact internal stakeholders and category strategies
  • Lead supplier solicitation, negotiation, contract execution, implementation, and management
  • Serve as a commercial subject matter expert having a detailed understanding of assigned categories in support of Supply Chain requirements
  • Ensure that robust and sustainable business relationships are established with key contractors. Identify and maintain relationships with major category suppliers and industry analysts gathering insight to better understand suppliers’ key differentiations, technology roadmaps, and business models with the goal of identifying opportunities to improve the overall quality and delivery of products and services
  • Establish metrics to monitor, track, and improve supplier performance to ensure continuous improvement
  • Ensure compliance with contract terms, both legal and commercial (including value delivery). Provide effective overview of supplier performance to contract and support operational teams; Manage supplier issues and disputes to effective resolution, should they arise
  • Challenge business plans where alternate opportunities exist to deliver higher value outcomes, ensuring all options have been duly evaluated
  • Through contract assessments, category plans, business partner engagement, and spend analytics, identify sourcing opportunities and commercial strategies

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or related field
  • 5+ years of Category Management experience
  • Understanding of upstream Oil and Gas, with experience in identifying and executing sustainable opportunities for value creation (cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement) and risk reduction.
  • Experience managing drilling related services, tangibles and related supply markets
  • Excellent networking and communication skills complemented by the ability to develop and sustain strategic relationships
  • Self-starter with a track record of developing, implementing, and managing strategic supply chain initiatives
  • Ability to influence management through the use of high quality, well-structured communications, both written and verbal to ensure linkage with business strategies and drive understanding of the resulting impact

About Fervo Energy

Fervo Energy commercializes technology to own, develop, and operate geothermal assets as the dispatchable foundation to a 100% clean energy future. As a 24/7, reliable clean energy resource, geothermal energy has a major role to play in the future electric grid and Fervo Energy’s key innovations bring a full suite of modern technology to make geothermal cost competitive. Fervo’s innovations include technologies such as advanced computational models, horizontal drilling, and distributed fiber optic sensing that we have developed with partners including Schlumberger, ARPA-E, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Fervo is supported through Cyclotron Road, the Department of Energy, Stanford University, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

Fervo Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

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