Baker Hughes, a GE company has an opening for a Buying/Procurement Specialist in Houston, TXEssential Responsibilities:
- Under general supervision, manages various aspects of supplier relationships, including contract negotiations, delivery and quality performance, cost and inventory management, and customer satisfaction.
- Manages purchase order execution and product delivery, including placement of on-time schedule agreements, mitigation of billing adjustments / terminations and execution of cost reduction goals.
- Selects and negotiates with approved vendors.
- May substitute items within pre-approved guidelines.
- May train lower level buyers. Reviews bids and contracts submitted by lower level buyers before orders are placed. May substitute items without approval.
- Actively drives supplier improvement activities and supplier program reviews.
- Recommends new developments in materials and supplies.
- Fosters active daily use of continuous improvement tools to improve HS&E, quality, delivery, financial performance, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction.
- Conducts all business activities in accordance with BHGE Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
- Handles special projects as assigned.
- Highschool Diploma
- 2+ years' procurement, contract negotiations, continuous improvement in procurement, or similar experience
- Experience applying stand-alone knowledge of purchasing practices, principles and procedures.
- Strong negotiation and communication skills.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Knowledge of SAP.
- Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications, including advanced level knowledge of Excel.
- Ability to analyze and present statistical data.
- Must be able to balance multiple projects in a challenging, fast-paced work environment.
- Must be able to work in a cross-functional team and demonstrate consistent forward progress.
- Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering or similar field.
- Holds APICS - CPIM
- Project Management Experience
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