Company: Weatherford
Skills: Purchasing
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Bakersfield, California, United States
No location/work authorization restrictions found.


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 more than 80 countries and has a network of approximately 700 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 26,500 people.

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.


The Purchasing Buyer or Procurement Specialist ensures items or services are purchased from specified suppliers and are delivered upon agreed terms and conditions seeking maximum value for the company and its customers, including agreed time and cost. Responsible to effectively execute procurement activities on the full purchase-to-pay cycle for a project or series of projects. Primary objective is to reduce the cost of supply and meet demand requirements, business and quality specifications, and revenue goals. Adds value to the company through managing performance aspects of major contracts and supplier development.

Successful Position holders are excellent communicators, enjoy solving problems, work well in team, passion for customer service, effective at cross-functional teamwork, ability to interact with operations personnel on basic requests and ability work fast and on numerous requests simultaneously.


Duties include preparing and initiating invitation to bids to selected suppliers, negotiation, Purchase Order award, and Purchase Order close-out of equipment and services, including managing performance aspects of major Projects and Contracts. Works closely with the Sourcing leads and network of Category Managers.

Review planned orders to ensure Purchase Orders are created prior to commitment and approval process

Transmits approved purchase orders with appropriate supporting documents to Supplier and tracks acknowledgement by Supplier, confirm system Lead time, Delivery Date and Cost

Tracks with designated Supplier delivery date and communicate to internal customers any shortage, backlog report to provide visibility of any potential interruption

Reviews, updates and maintains Open Purchase Orders until closed

Reports Supplier non-conformances and prepares return documentation to Supplier with follow up until resolved

Leads finance and Logistics staff in resolving reception and invoice discrepancies

Identifies opportunities and implements actions to continually reduce wasted time, money and resources from assigned tasks

Work with all relevant parties in the consolidation, reduction and rationalization of the local supplier base

Serve as the single point of contact for Suppliers questions, leads supplier conference calls or meetings for the resolution or mitigation plans of key or critical issues to ensure alignment with project expectations.

Maintains the highest level of ethical and professional standards of conduct as established by Weatherford Compliance

Provides onboarding and training support, mentoring and development of team members

May serve as a recognized expert on a specific category or categories of supply

Assists the procurement manager on the preparation of reporting and KPI measurement (e.g. savings report)

Achieve cost improvement targets assigned by Manager

Efficient utilization of company systems, tools and spreadsheets

Identifies common contract risk areas and advises program level business representatives

Interfaces with Product Line Managers in order to plan and prioritize purchasing activities to support the Product Lines Operation

Act as the focal contact person for all supply chain & finance initiatives at the district/ location

Interface with the local Account Payable personnel to ensure that the entire procurement to pay (P2P) process is implemented fully and seamlessly at the local level

Ensures that the correct buy to pay matrix is consistently applied with regards to the use of Purchase Orders, P-Cards and Non-Purchase Orders

Ensure adherence to Weatherford approved Supplier agreements/contracts

Complies with all Weatherford Policy, Processes and Procedures applicable to the job function

Employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to, or in lieu of those described above, according to the needs of the location or Company



Preferred Bachelor degreein Supply Chain, Engineering, Manufacturing or equivalent combination of higher degree and related experience

Minimum 3 to 5 years' experience in procurement, supply chain, planning, material management position.

Advanced Excel user and proficient in MS Office suite.

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

Strong negotiating skills

Strong understanding of procurement processes, industry and suppliers

Strong analytical skills

Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation and negotiation abilities

Comprehends the industry and the marketplace

Strong teamwork and basic leadership skills

Solid understanding of fundamental contracting principles with the ability to create a contract using standard company contracts templates

Good understanding of the company's business units and strategy

Excellent cultural knowledge of the company


Oil and gas industry experience

JD Edwards experience


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program 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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