Indirect Procurement Specialist

Oceaneering International Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Executes the process of ordering goods, supplies, equipment, and services in accordance with prescribed purchasing policies, regulations, and procedures. Understands schedules, risks to orders and manages a supplier's individual order performance to requirements for orders which require greater experience or specialty knowledge to manage. Monitors and reports status and progress of orders to procurement leaders.


  • Role provides the opportunity to work in hybrid environment, working both virtually and in office when required.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions.

  • Prepares and solicits bids.

  • Issues requests for quotes/information.

  • Reviews quotations.

  • Negotiates for the purchase of goods, supplies, equipment, and services.

  • Prepares purchase orders and sends copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.

  • Ensures the communication of technical, quality, legal, and commercial requirement sourcing information for goods and services, and facilitates the resolution of commercial, quality, and technical issues related to sourced goods, both internal and external to Oceaneering.

  • Manages procurement plan and pricing strategy to support cost objectives and works to ensure delivery schedules are adequate to support project and operational needs.

  • Resolves purchasing issues between OII and vendors.

  • Performs administrative activities in support of the purchasing function.

  • Able to work independently with little or no supervision.


  • This position has no supervisory responsibilties.


  • Reports to the Global Indirect Category Manager



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 1 year experience purchasing indirect services

  • Minimum 3 years' experience with an ERP system.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or related discipline.

  • PeopleSoft experience.

  • Product & service sourcing experience


  • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goal.

  • Knowledge of department's policies, rules, regulations, business goals, vision, organizational structure, culture, philosophy, operating principles, and values, etc.

  • Ability to establish and maintain project priorities.

  • Identifies what needs to be done and takes action before being asked or required.

  • Basic knowledge of computer software such as Word and Excel

  • Be self-starting, highly organized, outgoing with excellent people skills

  • Ability to work in fast-paced manufacturing environment with on-time delivery as a priority

  • Communicate concisely with all levels inside and outside the company.

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a high-volume environment with minimum supervision

  • Has strong negotiation skills

  • Capable of understanding and interpreting CAD drawings

  • Action oriented with a record of achieving business goals

  • Strategic thinker that utilizes creative and innovative problem-solving approaches to achieve key company procurement goals

  • Knowledge of purchasing and supplier management practices

Additional Information

This position is Hybrid - Remote and will require commuting to a designated office. Hybrid work schedules are determined by the hiring manager based on business need.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

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Indirect Procurement Specialist

Oceaneering International