Procurement Specialist - Electronics

Weatherford International Inc Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months 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.

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.


Job Purpose

The role of a Procurement Specialist is to support the sourcing and purchasing technical goods and services of the organization and ensure they are purchased from specified suppliers that meet demand requirements, business, and quality specifications. Expertise is required in technical specifications and supplier evaluation which will play a critical role in maintaining an efficient supply chain and supporting the successful execution and fulfilment to our customer. 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


  • Maintains the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring that all activities are carried out ethically and in compliance with Company's Security, Compliance & HSE policies, Management System, relevant laws, regulations, standards, and industry practices and complies with the Company's Rules to Live By

  • Places Quality, Health & Safety, Security, and protection of the Environment as core values while never intentionally placing employees, our processes, customers, or the communities in which we live and work at risk

  • Seeks continual improvement in Health, Safety, Security & protection of the Environment, taking into account responsible care, process vulnerabilities, public, customer and employee inputs, knowledge and technology and best business practices to exceed customer expectations

  • Supervisors & Managers should demonstrate effective safety leadership for the health and safety arrangements of all subordinates and for any persons visiting them while on the Company premises


  • 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 immediate priorities when working across all areas of the business and continually seeks areas for improvement


  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the technical specifications of products and services procured. Work closely with engineering teams to interpret technical drawings, requirements, and standards.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Discern supplier relationship needs based on transaction type; 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.


  • All employees have an accountability to the organisation to be financially responsible whether they are in charge of a function budget or simply their own expenses

  • Costs incurred should be within approved budget, processed within agreed time frames & following the relevant financial policy and procedure

  • More senior roles will identify opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership and work with the Supply Chain Leaders to develop implementation plans


  • Employees have a responsibility for developing their own careers within the Company including completing all necessary function, compliance & business standards training to enhance their knowledge, skills, and experience

  • Employees should engage on a regular basis with their line manager to discuss their personal performance, objectives, and opportunities to enhance their skills and experience to support their career potential

  • Supervisors are expected to actively engage their employees to support talent management through Weatherford's performance management process, including but not limited to talent assessments, succession planning & regular coaching opportunities

  • Supervisors should collaborate with Human Resources & Training Development to drive strategies for the recruitment & retention of key personal & to foster an environment that supports the attraction & retention of a high performing talented workforce


  • Demonstrates leadership, ethical behaviour, and adherence to Weatherford standards at all times

  • Identify process problems and concerns and make recommendations for innovative solutions and corrective actions to achieve desirable results, help the company better manage cost on supplies and supplier


Experience & Education


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent at university plus 4 years' work experience or in lieu of degree 8+ years' work experience

  • Prior working experience in planning, purchasing and material optimization

  • Experience working in a procurement, supply chain, planning, material management position

  • Buying experience with raw materials, electrical components, PCA/PCB boards, and wire cables


  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Solid Knowledge of Material Resource Planning and Demand Resource Planning

  • Good understanding of Procurement processes, Industry Standards and Supplier Management

  • Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills; ability to influence

  • High level of attention to detail and a high level of accuracy

  • Proficient in MS Office suite including advanced Excel skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task with proven record of meeting deadlines

  • Must be flexible with the ability to work in a constantly changing environment and quickly adapt to operational requirements

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

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Procurement Specialist - Electronics

Weatherford International Inc