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Analyst Supply Chain, Procurement (Minot, ND) Job


Minot, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Supply Chain
Date:  Sep 2, 2022


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


Position Summary

The Procurement Analyst is responsible for ensuring that services and materials for Reliability Operations activities, projects and major repairs are planned and executed in accordance with scheduled requirements, complying with Hess standard policies and procedures, and deliver optimized results across stated Safety, Delivery, Quality and Cost objectives.  This is executed through coordination with engineers, business partners, category managers, and vendors.


The Procurement Analyst participates in the assigned business partner team operating rhythm and represents Supply Chain in (not exhaustive): status of Supply Chain activities related to on-going operations and projects, proactively identifying new needs, providing input on sources of supply,  advising on requirements and schedule feasibility, and following up on vendor performance inquiries/actions. 

The Procurement Analyst will manage complex Purchase Orders from scope to invoice closeout, including coordination of resolution on any performance, quality or warranty issues, and will lead assigned sourcing and minor contracting activities from requirements scoping through evaluation, selection and onboarding/kickoff.


This role has functional reporting to central Category Management for process standardization and coaching and development related to sourcing, contracting, and supplier management activities.


Role Expectations

  • Evaluate demand from ongoing asset operating rhythm and project reviews, establish plan of supply chain activities within scheduled projects/major repairs
  • Develop supply chain activity schedule for each project, based on business schedule and standard supply chain process steps and requirements
  • Serve as Supply Chain single point of contact for Reliability Operations project stakeholders; collaborates with & manages handoff with Central function as needed.
  • Lead assigned Asset-based sourcing: apply the standard process to the project scope and objectives, facilitate development of inputs, clarifications, evaluation of RFPs and coordinate asset endorsements, engaging with and assuring alignment with Central category strategies.
  • Manage complex Purchase Orders to execute projects and major repairs from issuance to invoice close-out, ensuring standard materials/service structure, quality requirements, delivery dates and cost structure are clearly documented, and meet the SAP system of record, accounting and traceability requirements. 
  • Complete local supplier onboarding, facilitate project kickoff, provide key contract information to asset to understand and execute within the contracts, in accordance with global Standards.
  • Serves as first point of communication/resolution with the suppliers for any issues, including invoices, Purchase Orders, pricebooks, contracts or performance; escalates where appropriate
  • Manages assigned Operational supplier performance, in coordination with Operations and Central Category team, including participation in Operational performance reviews, joint improvement planning, and issue management.
  • Operational activities include:  RFQ/spot buying locally, create/transmit Purchase Orders, Execute change orders for services
  • Identify cost savings and process improvement opportunities, and collaborate with the business and functional teams to implement and track value creation
  • Utilize Lean based problem solving techniques to understand, communicate and solve gaps and defects


Critical Skills and Knowledge

  • Builds Trusted Relationships - Strong communication skills, demonstrated collaboration skills, ability to influence, capability to understand business needs and strategies
  • Delivers High Performance – responsive, highly organized, standard work-driven approach, delivers on commitments, manages results via metrics
  • Demonstrates Courage – ability to raise difficult issues and influence/challenge others to arrive at optimal cross-functional decisions
  • Makes Quality Decisions – Considers business needs, priorities, data, and efficiency in determining best course of action
  • Lean basics - Drives Continuous Improvement, understands customer-supplier handoffs and how processes and information impact multiple
  • Safety Leadership – recognizes safety priorities, understands personal role in improving safety


Supply Chain Skills

  • Proficient in key supply chain processes, including procurement policy adherence, scoping requirements, tendering and evaluation process, purchase order commitment and management, materials management implications, and organizational roles & responsibilities
  • Understanding of procurement principles and process steps across Source to Contract, including category strategies, contract language, negotiation basics
  • Understanding of Quality requirements identification and management
  • Understanding of Supply Chain demand drivers, particularly related to maintenance and fabrication activities
  • Basic understanding of end to end Procure to Pay process, and awareness of critical inputs/enablers from S2C stage and detailed execution


Experience and Business Accomplishments Required

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • Min 3 years sourcing, contracting, purchasing
  • Min 5 years Supply chain related experience, including above Procurement
  • Sourcing/Contracting experience, including tender package management and has used enabling systems, preferably Ariba
  • ERP system experience, including Purchase Orders, pricebooks and master data requirements, preferably SAP
  • Proven ability to apply standard processes, and manage multiple priorities
  • Required Skills (That Can Be Demonstrated):
  • Excellent Communication Skills (Presentation, verbal, and written)
  • Detailed project management skills, including development of project schedules (steps and timing), managing risks and mitigation actions, applying change management and escalation protocols
  • Experience in Team Work, including leading team deliverables, influencing others
  • Data Analysis Skills (Operational, Financial, Performance Metrics, etc.)
  • Excellent Computer Skills in Excel and Word; good skills in remaining Microsoft Office Suite of Products, Spotfire, SharePoint, etc.



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Supply Chain | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | |  | | No | 26353