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Buyer (Procurement)
United State Of America
Apr 03, 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Experience 3.0-6.0 years
Job Category Procurement Jobs
Employment Type Full time
Industry Oil & Gas
Skill Purchasing
Role Buyer / Procurement Jobs
Designation Sr Procurement Specialist
Education B.B.A,B.Tech/B.E,BCA
No. of vacancies 1
About Company

Weatherford supports the sustainable development and production of oil and gas resources, wherever they exist, to ensure the world’s current and future energy needs can be met safely, efficiently and economically.

Job Description


The Purchasing Buyer or Procurement Specialist 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. Responsible to effectively execute procurement activities on the full purchase-to-pay cycle for a project or series of projects.

Primary objective is to reduce the cost of supply and meet demand requirements, business and quality specifications, and revenue goals.  Adds value to the company through managing performance aspects of major contracts and supplier development

Successful Position holders are excellent communicators, enjoy solving problems, work well in team, passion for customer service, effective at cross-functional teamwork, ability to interact with operations personnel on basic requests and ability work fast and on numerous requests simultaneously.


Ensure budgets for procurement and supplies are met.

Ensure supply cycle time for goods purchases is logistically and commercially cost effective, and can meet project time frames.

To lead through effective safety leadership

To ensure a safe working environment without harm to persons or the environment.

To address QHSE issues at the time of their identification, and ensure timely and accurate communication of events to line management.

Ensure compliance with company QHSE policies.

Successfully pass all required safety training.

Duties include preparing and initiating invitation to bids to selected suppliers, negotiation, Purchase Order award, 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. 

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

Transmits approved purchase orders with appropriate supporting documents to Supplier and tracks acknowledgement by Supplier, confirm system Lead time, Delivery Date and Cost

Tracks with designated Supplier delivery date and communicate to internal customers any shortage, backlog report to provide visibility of any potential interruption

Reviews, updates and maintains Open Purchase Orders until closed

Reports Supplier non-conformances and prepares return documentation to Supplier with follow up until resolved

Leads finance and Logistics staff in resolving reception and invoice discrepancies

Identifies opportunities and implements actions to continually reduce wasted time, money and resources from assigned tasks

Work with all relevant parties in the consolidation, reduction and rationalization of the local supplier base

Serve as the single point of contact for Suppliers questions, leads supplier conference calls or meetings for the resolution or mitigation plans of key or critical issues to ensure alignment with project expectations.

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

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

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

Assists the procurement manager on the preparation of reporting and KPI measurement (e.g. savings report)

Achieve cost improvement targets assigned by Manager

Efficient utilization of company systems, tools and spreadsheets

Identifies common contract risk areas and advises program level business representatives

Interfaces with Product Line Managers in order to plan and prioritize purchasing activities to support the Product Lines Operation

Act as the focal contact person for all supply chain & finance initiatives at the district/ location

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

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

Ensure adherence to Weatherford approved Supplier agreements/contracts

Complies with all Weatherford Policy, Processes and Procedures applicable to the job function

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

Maintain regular contact with internal and external stakeholders.

Monitor the supply chain markets to ensure Weatherford maintains a competitive advantage for price, delivery, quality and availability of goods and services.

Ensure all work is performed within the requirements and guidance of the company policies, procedures and work instructions

Develop and maintain effective supplier and internal customer relationships.

Resolve conflicts with suppliers and internal customers, whilst adhering to Policies, procedures, terms and conditions, and work instructions.



Bachelor in Supply Chain, Engineering, Manufacturing or equivalent combination of higher degree and/or related experience

Advanced Excel user and proficient in MS Office suite.

Ability to interact in English and potentially other language relevant in local hub.

3+ years' experience in procurement, supply chain, planning, material management position.

Knowledge of Weatherford work processes, policies and procedures.

Strong understanding of procurement processes, industry and suppliers

Strong analytical skills

JD Edwards or similar system

Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation and negotiation abilities

Comprehends the industry and the marketplace

Strong teamwork and basic leadership skills

Solid understanding of fundamental contracting principles with the ability to create a contract using standard company contracts templates

Good understanding of the company's business units and strategy

Excellent cultural knowledge of the company

Positive Attitude and approachable person.

Multi cultured minded personality.

Represent Weatherford in a professional manner both on and off the job to include confidentiality of Weatherford and client business.

Continuously striving to improve.

Provide solutions.

Supply Chain operational experience and exposure in handling Procurement role.

Adaptability & Flexibility

Innovative solutions

Must reside in or near Houston TX


Supply Chain operational experience and exposure in handling Procurement role.

Previous oil and gas industry experience 


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) 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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