Company: Weatherford
Skills: Purchasing
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit  and connect with Weatherford on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube  and  Facebook .

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world's current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.



Reporting to the US Supply Chain Manager, the US Procurement manager will have overall responsibility for managing the day to day SCM Transition and Purchasing activities, collaboration with strategic sourcing (in close alignment with Str. Category and Sourcing team) and the shipping of materials in close collaboration with internal Customers and Stakeholders. The role will be crucial for managing day to day operations transparent and at best cost possible and close collaboration with the WSC / GBSC in Bangalore.


Understand and adhere to all safety regulations and applicable Weatherford Policies.

Ensure all of Weatherford's Codes of Conduct and Compliance are followed as applicable.

Understand, recommend, and support the implementation of all new and revised streamlined policies and processes to continuously improve the categories business plan and strategic sourcing value proposition to key stakeholders.

Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions.

Work assignments to be carried out with the highest level of quality

Establish a culture of continuous improvement to define the function's best-in-class status

Responsibility includes Purchasing and WSC Integration

Counter and lead OPS, MFG and TCS day-2-day engagement and

Prepare the SCM objectives and schedules for all phases of development and implementation strategy.

Utilize Lean concepts to drive continuous improvement within SCM operations. 

Ability to lead large projects which involve employees from multiple departments and contractors.

Process for definition of transition scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility

Management of change techniques to the transition scope, schedule, and costs using appropriate verification techniques

Measuring SCM transition performance using appropriate tools and techniques

Process for capturing lessons learned and their effective adoption in a proactive continues improvement cycle.

Auditing of SCM transition to ensure master plans and schedules are followed, and directing others for successful transition completion on time and on budget.

Ensure timely placement and follow up of purchasing orders, invoices and supplier engagements including shipping of such material and services through preferred carrier/distribution network.

Manages and develops material strategies, implements targets and standards/processes within the United States Geozone.

Designs, defines and implements cost-out programs and/or processes improvements for a diverse portfolio in a regional organization to reach Geo Zone / Product Line financial targets

Close alignment with Strategic Category Management function, to ensure latest Supplier contracts and pricing are being used during execution

Overall responsibility for the framework used for SCM Operational execution.

Driving the transformation of SCM Operations management into an enterprise function with increased scale and delivery capabilities.

Ownership of complex supplier negotiations and deal execution; acting as an escalation point within the day to day SCM operations and towards stakeholders.

Responsible for overall service delivery and client satisfaction including identifying trends and developing solutions for service delivery issues with key client stakeholders.

Manage and influence key senior level stakeholder relationships / leaders within the organization with the ability to ensure strong governance and support for key initiatives and programs.

Measure team effectiveness against established performance metrics.

Accountable for overall SCM Operational function performance including identifying and tracking key performance metrics and resource planning

Managing mid-sized to large teams and/or work efforts across a regional footprint, strong collaboration with key functions and stakeholder groups.

Identify, coach and mentor employees across all experience levels, sourcing leads and operational leaders as part of an overall talent management effort to recruit, retain, and engage top talent

Be accountable for assuring a robust pipeline of "ready now" talent is in place across the Supply Chain organization

Develop risk mitigation strategies for key plants, internal customers or suppliers in close collaboration with internal stakeholders and Str. Cat Mgmt. / Sourcing Team

Develop and execute on a detailed communication plan, defining the regional strategy and performance drivers

Proven success in managing complex supplier relationships, negotiating and managing critical contracts

Build, advance, and maintain internal customer relationships

Interacts with key stakeholders in the process effectively and professionally

Create a "Customer-focused" environment

Apply customer relationship and "account management" skills and behaviors

Understands the financial impact that an effective and efficient category management function can have on the performance of the enterprise

Develop category cost improvement strategies and cost reduction models for specific product line.

Counsels key stakeholders and team members as required on financial impact



Experience in a global strategic category management & sourcing leadership role demonstrating strong technical and analytical skills and a track record of success working in a global, team-based environment.

Strong understanding of the purpose of a Strategic Category Management process and how it is executed in a large complex environment.

Demonstrated ability to develop relationships, communicate effectively and influence ; Ability to partner and influence at the region level & ability to interact effectively at all levels of the company

Analytically adept with the ability to interpret complex data for informed decision-making and to assess results

Demonstrated experience and expertise implementing and managing change across all levels of an organization

Strong problem solving and leadership skills

Demonstrated success of leading regional teams to achieve quantifiable results.

Proven ability to work in a collaborative environment to achieve a common goal

Sufficient relationship skills to develop a network in multiple geographic regions and multiple organizational units

Strong negotiating and influencing skills

Persistent drive for results utilizing sound analytical, organizational and problem solving skills. 

Exhibit a sense of urgency and independent initiative toward accomplishing objectives.

Ability to rapidly assimilate information and solve complex problems

Passion for continuous improvement

Demonstrate commercial acumen by developing strategic implementation plans for new concepts and ideas as required by senior leaders and business objectives

Represents Company and the Supply Chain Function to both clients and the vendor community in a fair, ethical, and professional manner

Minimum BA/BS degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering

5+ years of relevant work experience in Category Management at a global or regional level

5+ years' experience leading a regional team

Knowledge in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

Track record of 5+ years with exceptional savings performance and delivery, comprising a mix of operations and supply chain management skills

Knowledge or firsthand experience with upstream oilfield services work processes


APICS certification, knowledge of Lean Six Sigma &/or other Supply Chain. JDE experience a plus

Master's degree in Business or Supply Chain desired, but can be substituted with relevant work experience

CPM, CMA or CPSM Certification



Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. We may be a large company, but we empower our team to create fresh ideas that challenge convention and break the status quo. Our employees are the key to driving our growth and success. Everywhere we operate, they are inspired to develop new and efficient ways of raising the bar to meet the needs of an evolving industry and solve our clients’ toughest challenges.


At Weatherford, you will work in an exciting, high-energy environment where we are making groundbreaking, award-winning advancements in oilfield technology.  The opportunity to explore your potential is limitless.


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Weatherford is ranked in the Global Top 10 in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.