Procurement Specialist

Weatherford International Inc Houston , TX 77020

Posted 1 week ago


Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are focused on providing a challenging and enriching career path with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are an innovative, global company with wide-ranging opportunities that include career-enhancing talent rotations. Our structured career paths will ensure that you know what it takes to build your ideal career at Weatherford when you join our Company. We also offer a comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance coverage, income protection plans, a 401(k) savings plan, Company paid holidays, and paid time off for vacation.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


The Procurement Specialist supports the purchasing needs of the organization and ensure the Goods and Services are purchased from specified suppliers that meet demand requirements, business, and quality specifications. This role may also be responsible for negotiating with suppliers and ensure Goods and Services are delivered upon agreed terms and conditions, seeking maximum value for the company including agreed time and cost.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Responsible for being familiar with the Company's Quality policies and takes an active role in the compliance and improvement of Weatherford's Management System

  • Maintains service quality as an immediate priority when working across all areas of the business and continually seeks areas for improvement


  • Reviews purchase requisitions raised by Operations and/or Manufacturing branches

  • Seeks clarification of request by obtaining necessary information including, but not limited to, technical specifications and required delivery date

  • Sources requested part/service to required specifications per guidelines

  • Inventory Redeployment Check to use existing inventory

  • Utilize Contract Pricing where available

  • Requests quotes from suppliers on items needed for branch operations to required specifications and communicates delivery need

  • Evaluates supplier response for accuracy of quote, as well as pricing and delivery requirements

  • Utilizes competitive bidding competencies, targeting the best quality, delivery, and total cost of ownership

  • Performs tasks relative to Purchase Order management

  • Create to New Order guidelines & Communicate valid Purchase Order to branch and supplier

  • Receive acknowledgement and updates anticipated delivery dates per communication with supplier and receiving/ordering branch

  • Monitors for Change Management Requirement

  • Updates Purchase Order to add/adjust freight charges, PO amendments and any other changes affecting the accuracy and maintenance of the order to ensure alignment on expected delivery date
  • Acts as a liaison between the supplier and Source to Pay functions to resolve issues affecting timely payment, including but not limited to:

  • PO Receipt

  • Invoice disputes

  • Aids in resolution of payable issues that may arise to facilitate quote receipt
  • Supplier requirements

  • Payment term resolution

  • Received Not Vouchered

  • Shipped Not Received/Import Tracking

  • Facilitates or assists in supplier contract negotiations, as required

  • Participates in supplier review process and develop relationships with identified key strategic suppliers

  • Ensures safe and efficient utilization of company systems, tools, and spreadsheets/reports

  • Supports supplier base rationalization by working closely with Sourcing and Category Management

  • Reports supplier non-conformances and follow-up until resolved

  • More senior Procurement Specialist roles within operations may include:

  • Use of material planning (MRP/DRP) reports to determine and review supply requirements needed to support the business and/or production demand, including outside processes where needed

  • Work with Category Management in identifying areas of supplier and/or commodity strategy

  • Work with QA to identify and develop new sources of supply

  • Use daily MRP/DRPreports to combine future requirements, re-schedule or cancel purchase/manufacture orders, or subcontract items

  • Discern supplier relationship needs based on transaction type (simple or strategic alliance); Leverage relationship to aid in on-time delivery, product development, operational efficiencies, and overall performance

  • Where applicable, ensures the security and accountability to Weatherford processes by documenting and processing transactions in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley


  • Maintains effective communications with all key stakeholders both internal and where appropriate external

  • Supervisors & Managers should clearly communicate expectations, roles, and responsibilities to their reports

  • Prepares and communicates shortage and backlog reports, and provide visibility of other potential interruptions to internal customers

  • Contact vendors, place orders, verify supplies, manage supply requisition, and communicate with suppliers to determine expected delivery dates and inform internal clients of potential delays.


  • Minimum of 2-5+ years of related purchasing experience preferred

  • Degree qualified or equivalant experience

  • Good verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of billing practices and controls.

  • Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

  • Ability to effectively work with employees, supervisors, vendors and customers.

  • General computer knowledge including the use the Microsoft Office programs.

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