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at Kinder Morgan, inc.

Posted: 4/10/2019
Job Reference #: 61011

Job Description

Job ID #:



Functional Area:


Position Type:

Full Time

Experience Required:

5 - 7 Years

Relocation Provided:


Education Required:

Bachelors Degree



Position Description

Kinder Morgan is a market leader in North American energy infrastructure with an unparalleled large footprint of diversified and strategically located assets. Assets include an expansive network of natural gas and liquid pipelines, terminals, CO2 and drilling operations. Kinder Morgan currently has capital projects valued in excess of $5 billion. The Procurement department is centrally located in downtown Houston. Our dynamic Procurement organization is structured to provide training and a variety of experience with clear opportunities for growth and advancement for motivated employees.

Kinder Morgan is committed to being a good corporate citizen and conducts business in an ethical and responsible manner. Our core values are Integrity, accountability, safety and excellence.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Perform expediting delivery duties as defined by Procurement Management.

Expedite the delivery of major purchases and provide status updates to requestor in a timely manner.

Actively expedite multiple line items and purchase orders on a daily basis

Run status reports and submit weekly Procurement reports to Project and Procurement Management.

Expedite and monitor approval drawings associated with major material/equipment purchases.

Process freight/logistics invoices in a timely manner.

Assist Procurement Management with providing supplier dispute resolution.

Communicate effectively with Project Management, Project Controls, Procurement Management, Operations, Vendors, AP, and Vendor Maintenance.

Apply standards and processes consistently with minimal supervision.

Perform duties with strict adherence to Kinder Morgan’s Corporate Policy and core values.

Ensure compliance with Procurement policies and procedures.

Recommend and implement new and revised processes.

Ensure that assigned purchasing, expediting, and logistics processes are executed.

Attend Procurement related meetings and events.

Attend Project related meetings as requested.

Propose strategies and advise internal and external customers on processes in an effort to solve problems.

Contribute to efforts to standardize processes across Procurement and vendors.

Mentor and train less experienced team members on policies and procedures.  

Gain an understanding of KM risks within the business units and learn to apply basic risk management techniques with supervision.

Review and gain understanding of Procurement SOX controls and how to adhere.

Research key risks and timing issues.

Mentor team on identifying company risks and guidelines which could have negative impacts on Kinder Morgan.

Position Requirements

Position Requirements:


A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Supply Chain Management or related discipline is preferred.

Experience / specific knowledge:

5-7 years of experience in Expediting, Contract Management, Purchasing, Financial, or related field preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Applications including, but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and Power Point.

Knowledge of SharePoint, ERP and Contract Management/Purchasing Systems.

Experience with commercial transactions and negotiation is essential.

Work efficiently with minimal supervision.

Possess strong knowledge of gas industry standards for payment, invoicing, credit, nomination and scheduling procedures.

Possess ability to influence business decisions and procedures

Must be self-directed, take initiative, and be an out-of-the-box thinker.

Must be able to perform essential functions of the job.

Must be able to multitask while providing timely and accurate turnaround on tasks, sometimes with strict deadlines.

Take direction from Procurement Management or Senior level peers.

Must be detail oriented.

Must have strong communication (written and verbal), organization, problem-solving, decision making and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with levels of management and employees in corporate, regional and field offices with tact, courtesy and professionalism.

Work effectively across Business Units.

Maintain a regular, dependable attendance, and high level of job performance.§ Maintain a high regard for personal safety, the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

Follow Company policies and procedures.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.

Job level commensurate with experience and skill set.

Working conditions:

Travel may be required across a broad geographic region, as determined by Hiring Manager.

Job level and salary commensurate with experience and skill sets.

May be required to carry a company-provided cell phone and respond as needed during working and non-working hours.

May be required to work non-traditional hours as needed.

the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:

Participation in industry conferences and supply chain certifications.

Kinder Morgan Offers:

Competitive Wages

401(k) Savings Plan

Retirement Plan

Comprehensive Medical/Rx and Dental Plans

Paid Time Off

Paid Holidays

Bonus Program

Paid Bus Pass or Parking

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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