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Buyer II

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National Oilwell Varco Inc Tomball , TX 77375

Posted 3 months ago


  • Reviews requests for assigned materials, parts and/or services and verifies specifications. Sources components or services and ensures timely preparation and communication of RFQ (Request for Quote).

  • Corresponds with or interviews approved suppliers to obtain price, specifications and delivery information. Analyzes and evaluates bids to determine optimum value.

  • Negotiates price, quality and delivery, and terms, selects supplier and places purchase orders while assuring compliance to local and Corporate Operating Procedures and Ethical Code of Conduct.

  • Expedites delivery of items by contacting vendors and shippers to ensure that merchandise, supplies and equipment are forwarded on specified shipping date.

  • Ensures that a PO is created correctly (Vendor info, material, currencies, quantity, etc.), follows up any issues related to PO creation

  • Will assist with qualifying and auditing suppliers to ensure their capabilities meet our requirements

  • Leads the commercial/economic negotiations

  • Works with Materials Management to evaluate inventory supply and reordering, lead time requirements, and expiration dates

  • Train staff on submitting purchase requests

  • Track purchase order status by reviewing daily activity reports and resolves any past due orders, invoicing errors or interruptions in supply

  • Assists other departments with problem resolution involving discrepancies between purchase order, delivered quantity, quality and/or price.

  • Develops and maintains supplier relationships on an on-going basis. Tracks computerized procurement records of items or services purchased, costs, on-time delivery, quality and performance. Evaluates supplier performance and recommends additions or deletions to the approved supplier database. Identifies and qualifies new suppliers.

  • Works with operations and quality to establish product integrity, performance and delivery measures to be used in evaluating supplier performance in assigned area.

  • Supports category manager of an assigned category in the implementation of sourcing plans and tactics to effectively manage the assigned portfolio and associated activities

  • Identifies cost savings opportunities and assists in developing innovative approaches to supply chain management to achieve yearly cost reduction targets set by executive team. Participates in setting objectives for projects

  • Comply with all NOV Company and HSE policies and procedures

  • Escalation of complex issues to Procurement Leader

  • All other duties as assigned


  • BS/BA Degree recommended.
  • APICS or CPM certification preferred; must have willingness to obtain if not certified
  • LEAN / Six-Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred; must have willingness to obtain if not certified


  • A minimum of 2-5 years of experience with a working knowledge of procurement methods and procedures and processes with bachelor's degree. In lieu of degree, 6 years of experience required.

  • Buying experience of raw materials and machine parts preferred

  • Familiarization with manufacturing and service environment

  • Strong professional relationship building skills, and ability to interface across the entire enterprise (Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, PM&L, Trade Compliance, Accounting, etc.).

  • Strong data analytical skills and capability of understanding technical documentation and standards (machine drawings, material specifications and classifications, etc.).

  • Oracle EBS/ASCP knowledge and experience preferred, but ERP experience a necessity.


  • Integrity and trust.

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to manage diverse relationships and interact effectively with all levels within the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability using team-driven philosophies to drive issues to closure and get job done in professional and compliant manner.

  • Capable of managing multiple priorities and projects at the same time.

  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships.


  • Effectively communicate orally with co-workers, vendors and/or the customer in face-to-face, one-to-one settings, and using a telephone.

  • Comprehend and make inferences from written material such as laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations governing public procurement.

  • Produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts with proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar such as RFQ's, RFP's, and invitations to bid, price analysis, negotiation summary and requests for information.

  • Work cooperatively with other Purchasing personnel.

  • Make accurate arithmetical computations (multiplication, division, percentage calculations, addition, and subtraction).

  • Accurately enter data and/or information into a computer system.

  • Obtain appropriate commodities in a timely manner.

  • Strong project management and leadership skills.

  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement.

  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software.

  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.

  • Ability to compile, analyze, and present data in a concise manner.

  • Ability to access and understand individual supplier's capabilities.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, especially proficient in the use of Excel.

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Buyer II

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National Oilwell Varco Inc