Contract Specialist- Wood River Refinery

Phillips66 - Wood river, Illinois

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Job ID 51337

The Contract Specialist is responsible for the development and fulfilment of Procurement Contract requirements for assigned Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery. The role will execute the sourcing and contracting of goods and services required for the business. This also includes the execution, operationalization, and life-cycle management of sourcing and contracting strategies while ensuring alignment with applicable Category Management strategies.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Contributing to Procurement objectives by executing the Procurement strategy.

  • Supporting and contributing to Procurement goals by providing the expertise necessary for development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of leading contracting processes and standards.

  • Interfacing with Category Management to drive alignment on category and contracting strategies and contracting requirements.

  • Developing strong results-based networks with key business leaders at Phillips 66 to facilitate sharing information, best practices and lessons learned.

  • Compiling with relevant policies and standards and minimizes risk and cost exposure.

  • Responsible for the safety/health of yourself and those working with you, promoting the health and safety of others, and performing quality work in a safe and environmentally conscientious manner.

  • Executing all components of the contracting processes (contract strategy development, negotiations, T&Cs, implementation, maintenance and monitoring, etc.).

  • Developing sound, fit for purpose contracts of the highest standard, and to the schedule requirements of the business.

  • Compiling with Procurement Policy, Internal Control Standards, and Contracting Processes and Standards

  • Striving to achieve all aspects of contracts excellence: planning, solicitation, development, negotiation, execution and operationalization.

  • As directed, providing sourcing process execution in support of Phillips 66 Category Management initiatives

  • Implementing new contracts, uploads contracts into the Phillips 66 Ariba system and ensures effective hand over to and understanding of contract terms by business stakeholders.

  • Using knowledge of SAP Ariba to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of contracting management processes.

  • Supporting the use of Company systems (Ariba, SAP, ECM, CCM, ERC, ePayables).

  • Advising and participating with Category Management and Strategic Sourcing teams during commercial negotiations.

  • Driving formal RFx (requests for information, proposals or quotes). Performing pre-bid and pre-award meetings. Analyzing suitability of bids dependent on time constraints, cost, safety and quality assurance. Preparing bid evaluations and seeks appropriate approvals of awards.

  • Developing and incorporating advanced contracting strategies as appropriate, including most effective compensation structure (T&M, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, Lump sum, Unit Based, etc.), potential incentive/liquidated damages, and other potential commercial levers.

  • Coordinating contract dispute resolutions and documents the outcome.

  • Leading the site Approved Contractor process.

  • Managing the site Risk Mitigation Plan process.

  • Reporting cost savings monthly.

  • Supporting turnaround work schedules.

  • Participating in the Emergency Response Organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or relevant discipline

  • 5 or more years of Bidding, Negotiating service and material procurement contracts


  • Master’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or relevant discipline

  • Knowledge or firsthand experience with refinery, chemical plant or midstream work processes

  • 5 or more years of sourcing and contracting experience

  • Working knowledge of SAP and other procurement technologies (e.g., e-Sourcing, contract lifecycle management, SRPM)

The Wood River Refinery is located in Roxana, Illinois, about 15 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes a mixture of light, low-sulfur; heavy, high sulfur; and high-acid crude oil. The crude supply is sourced domestically or from Canada. Wood River produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt and petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline, rail car, barge and truck and are shipped to markets throughout the Midcontinent region.

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description


Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company’s master limited partnership, is integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,300 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $58 billion of assets as of March 31, 2019. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Aug 17, 2019
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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