Procurement Specialist- NAM HUB Buyer

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Job Family: Procurement
Updated At: 2019-10-14

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in more than 80 countries and has a network of approximately 700 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 26,500 people.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Procurement Specialist/Buyer ensures items or services are purchased from specified suppliers and are delivered upon agreed terms and conditions seeking maximum value for the company and its customers, including agreed time and cost. They are primarily responsible for effectively executing procurement activities on the full purchase- to- pay cycle for a project or series of projects. The primary objective is to reduce the cost of supply and meet demand requirements, business specifications, quality specifications and revenue goals. The Procurement Specialist/Buyer adds value to the company through managing performance aspects of major contracts and supplier development.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Preparing and initiating invitation to bids to selected suppliers, negotiations, Purchase Order awards and Purchase Order close- out of equipment and services, including managing performance aspects of major projects and contracts; works closely with the Sourcing leads and network of Category Managers

Reviewing planned orders to ensure Purchase Orders are created prior to commitment and approval process

Transmitting approved purchase orders with appropriate supporting documents to Supplier and tracking acknowledgement by Supplier, confirming system lead time, delivery date and cost

Tracking with designated Supplier delivery date and communicating to internal customers any shortage, backlog reporting to provide visibility of any potential interruption

Reviewing, updating and maintaining open Purchase Orders until closed

Reporting Supplier non- conformances and preparing return documentation to Supplier with follow up until resolved

Leading Finance and Logistics staff in resolving reception and invoice discrepancies

Identifying opportunities and implementing actions to continually reduce wasted time, money and resources from assigned tasks

Working with all relevant parties in the consolidation, reduction and rationalization of the local Supplier base

Serving as the single point- of- contact for Supplier questions, leading Supplier conference calls and/or meetings for the resolution or mitigation of critical issues to ensure alignment with project expectations

Maintaining the highest level of ethical and professional standards of conduct as established by Weatherford Compliance

Providing onboarding and training support, mentoring and development of team members

May serve as a recognized expert on a specific category and/or categories of supply

Assisting the Procurement Manager on the preparation of reporting and KPI measurements (i.e. savings reports)

Achieving cost improvement targets assigned by Manager

Efficient utilization of company systems, tools and spreadsheets

Identify common contract risk areas and advising program- level Business Representatives

Interfacing with Product Line Managers in order to plan and prioritize purchasing activities to support the Product Lines' Operations

Acting as the primarily point- of- contact for all Supply Chain and Finance initiatives at the assigned district/location

Interfacing with local Account Payable personnel to ensure that the entire procurement- to- pay (P2P) process is implemented fully and seamlessly at the local level

Ensuring that the correct buy- to- pay matrix is consistently applied with regard to the use of Purchase Orders, P- Cards and Non- Purchase Orders

Ensuring adherence to Weatherford- approved Supplier agreements/contracts

Complying with all Weatherford policies, processes and procedures applicable to the job function

Employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to and/or in lieu of those described above, according to the needs of the location or company

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

Minimum 3- 5 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, planning and/or material management positions

Must be an advanced Microsoft Excel user; must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of software

Must be able to interact effectively in English, and potentially in any other language relevant to the assigned local hub

Must be an excellent communicator, enjoy solving problems, work well in a team and have a passion for customer service; must be effective at cross- functional teamwork, able to interact with Operations personnel on basic requests, working quickly and on numerous requests simultaneously

Must have a strong understanding of procurement processes, industry and Suppliers; must have strong analytical skills, presentation and negotiation abilities

Must have a solid understanding of fundamental contracting principles with the ability to create a contract using standard company templates

 

Preferred:

Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Manufacturing or related field

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS

Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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