Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Role Summary:

As the Lead Category Management Specialist for NA Land, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for your assigned category. This includes cost out initiatives related to the whole business cycle on purchased items and services that will drive our products to be more competitive and improve operating margin for our Product Lines.

Essential Responsibilities:

In the role of Lead Category Management Specialist, you will:
  • Lead and drive the cost out initiatives for the business, including tracking and reporting progress to the business leaders
  • Work, collaborate and build relationships with current and new suppliers, to ensure timely delivery of good quality products and services
  • Continuously look for ways to drive costs down. Use various analytical and market tools to identify trends, opportunities for spend consolidation within and across Product Lines and regions
  • Build business cases to understand financial benefits for all initiatives and design execution roadmap
  • Utilize existing digital tools, i.e. Tableau, to track and communicate spend and savings trends, etc
  • Ensure alignment with Baker Hughes OFS category team's strategy
  • Perform core category management activities and drive value projects
  • Provide strategy, supply chain solutions and develop project management structure for cost reduction and/or performance improvement
  • Drives Strategic Supply Agreement (SSA) and Master Supply Agreements (MSA) content and structure including, but not limited to, legal terms and conditions, transportation INCO terms, payment terms, SOX compliance and import / export
  • Monitor Baker Hughes and supplier compliance and performance against established contracts and processes
  • Propose and implement improvements to procurement policies
  • Excellent ability to communicate with internal customers and suppliers
  • Manage team activities with suppliers: Negotiate price, capacity, payment terms, supplier chargebacks, etc. with suppliers
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with leadership in S&OP, Operations, Quality, Engineering organizations
  • Negotiate with suppliers
  • Monitors Baker Hughes and supplier compliance and performance against established contracts and processes
  • Acts as the liaison between suppliers and BHGE on strategic sourcing matters
  • Maintains thorough industry and commodity knowledge
  • Proposes and implements improvements to sourcing policies
  • Handles special projects as assigned

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business or Technical discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or Procurement for direct and indirect spend

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Travel 20% of the time, as required

Desired Characteristics:
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, and intermediate skill in MS Excel
  • Experience on dealing with team problems and conflict resolution
  • Influencer and persuasive
  • Client focus
  • Analytical understanding
  • Change management
  • Ability to handle complex negotiations
  • A strong desire to continue to learn and grow, as well as a passion for sourcing and global supply chain
  • Adaptable, capable of working under tight time constraints, to meet new and changing priorities
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in operations
  • Self-starter
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to develop functional relationships across matrix organizations
  • Can function as part of a team, but exhibits ability to function autonomously
  • Excellent communicator
  • Strategic thinker
  • Ability to act strategically
  • Results driven

  • Houston, TX

This is your opportunity to learn more, do more, live the career you have imagined and be part of a truly diverse organization.

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