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Category Manager

Category Manager

Business Unit 
Pumpco Energy Services Inc.

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Pumpco Energy Services offers hydraulic fracturing in some of North America's largest resource plays. With fit-for-purpose equipment, staff expertise and a focus on safe operations and outstanding customer service, Pumpco is a leading provider of pressure pumping in today's horizontal shale market.



Under broad direction, leads proppant and chemicals demand planning requirements for hydraulic fracturing business.


Major Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for managing existing contracts and vendor base.
  • Liaison with operations leaders, customers and Business Development staff, and external suppliers to ensure inventory levels meet the business requirements.
  • Ensures appropriate material demand planning and requirements, acquisition/procurement of materials, and logistics planning to minimize surplus inventory and control of cost.
  • Provides materials planning and control subject matter expertise to appropriate leadership.
  • Will be responsible for planning activities such as review of and recommendations for material requirements planning settings, forecasting and management of inventory levels.
  • Will have direct impact and responsibility to meet operational goals and cost objectives for the business.


Main Attributes: 

  • Proactive solutions builder with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Understanding of sourcing and commercial strategies and market dynamics
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills experience with cost modelling a plus
  • Proven sourcing and procurement technical skills
  • Contracting, including working knowledge of contract law and contract language
  • Development and execution of negotiation strategies
  • Proven track record of exceptional savings performance and delivery over a number of years of experience comprising a mix of operations, business and supply chain management skills
  • Proven ability to plan and execute strategies and manage a growing business
  • Team player; collaborative and open; must be a strong listener Strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively at all levels of the company
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate information and solve complex problems
  • Strong commercial skills and business acumen


Competency Requirements: 

  • Experience supporting a hydraulic fracturing business is required
  • Requires completion of a four year undergraduate degree in business administration, materials management, industrial distribution, engineering or similar discipline preferred.
  • Five to seven years related experience in materials management which includes experience in procurement or logistics or a four year degree plus 3 years related work experience required.
  • Strong computer skills, quantitative and analytical abilities to resolve problems required.



  • Exempt


Physical Job Demands:


  • Required to travel to job sites for a week or more at a time in a designated area.
  • Must be able to work long periods of time, including nights and weekends
  • Environment may be busy, noisy, and will need excellent organizational, time, & stress management skills
  • Must be able to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment/computers – possible muscle and eye strain


Reports to: 

  • Business Unit Manager


      Excellent Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, Matching 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Superior Energy Services and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers for Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

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