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
Coordinate contract agreements between suppliers and NOV with collaboration with Procurement Manager/Supervisor
Comply with all NOV Company and HSE policies and procedures
Participates in Budget reviews and works with Finance team on setting cost standards for parts
Develops supplier KPI's and tracks performance
Works with Engineering to understand technical requirements needed for procured parts and collaborates and works with suppliers to ensure these requirements can be met
Works with Commercial and Plant Operations teams in reviewing forecast and operations plans to ensure purchasing of goods and services are planned accordingly to meet demand.
Escalation of complex issues to Procurement Leader
All other duties as assigned
JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
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.).
JDE knowledge and experience preferred, but ERP experience a necessity.
National Oilwell Varco Inc