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Company Name: MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.  
Location Name: CanonsburgPA 
Location Address: 4600 J. Barry Court Suite 500, Canonsburg, PA, United States (US), 15317
Education Level: Associates Desired
Relevant Experience Level: Mid Career (4-10 Years)
Driver's License Required: No
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Salaried Non-Exempt
Shift: [[req_shift]]

In general, this position will be responsible for sourcing low cost repair, maintenance and operation supply and services alternatives across all plants in the Northeast Business Unit.
Additionally, this position will perform Purchase Order administration with a primary emphasis on managing and approving Operations and Construction purchase orders.

Works in conjunction with Purchasing Team to support capital projects and operations by taking the lead in or assisting with the following functions:

• Oracle purchasing functional expert with responsibility for process improvement, user acceptance, testing, user training, and report development.
• Drive sourcing initiatives on savings, supplier performance and supplier base rationalization.
• Determine lowest possible cost for MRO material, balanced against optimum quality and schedule needs and making sourcing recommendations to internal users.
• Solicit and evaluate proposals employing appropriate negotiation, cost and price analysis techniques, using available expertise from supporting plant operations
• Perform continual market analysis, cost analysis, and monitor supplier progress to plan
• Ensure that material/services will be delivered on schedule, at negotiated price and meet required quality standards
• Identify and develop commodity savings initiative including preferred supplier programs, price agreements, and volume rebates. Commemorate with contracts and blanket agreements after buy in from operations.
• Receive, review and manage all requisition and purchase orders from Construction Project Managers.
• Ensures that purchase orders are processed timely and accurately.
• Provide direction and consult with Construction Project Managers, Project Analysts, vendors and contractors on the requisition entry process.
• Work with Project Managers to ensure appropriate creation of requisitions, manage revisions to purchase orders, and assist in resolving Purchase Order related issues.
• Provide additional administrative support as assigned.


• Associate degree preferred
• Three to five years of Procurement experience.
• Intermediate Excel skills are preferred.
• Knowledge of Oracle Procurement.
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure.
• Ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute many tasks at once.
• Client service orientation.
• Good communications skills, both written and verbal.


Physical Demands:

Requires sitting throughout most of the day, interspersed with short trips throughout the office.

Work Environment:

Primarily in an office environment and occasional travel to plant sites may be required.

Materials and Equipment Used:

Personal computer, phone, fax and copier.

About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

MPC is the nation's second-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.9 million barrels per calendar day in its six-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,600 independently owned retail outlets across 20 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,740 convenience stores in 21 states.


MPC owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 10,800 miles of crude oil and light product pipelines. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Through MPLX, MPC has ownership interests in gathering and processing facilities with approximately 5.9 billion cubic feet per day of gathering capacity, 8.4 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity and 610,000 barrels per day of fractionation capacity.


MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, NGLs, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network and midstream service businesses in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Procurement, Oracle, Database, Administrative Assistant, Supply, Operations, Technology, Administrative

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