Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Purchasing
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr 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.

Role Summary:

Baker Hughes, a GE company has an opening for a Buying/Procurement Specialist to support Wireline Services in our Rankin Rd facility in Houston.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Under general supervision, manages various aspects of supplier relationships, including contract negotiations, delivery and quality performance, cost and inventory management, and customer satisfaction.
  • Drives supplier relationship management and is responsible for improving KPIs.
  • 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.
  • May select and negotiate with approved vendors.
  • May substitute items within pre-approved guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Works to maximize production capacity in accordance with production and master schedules.
  • May recommend 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.
  • Handles special projects as assigned.
  • Conducts all business activities in accordance with company Health, Safety and Environmental policies, legal compliance requirements and core values.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 0-2 years' procurement, sourcing or similar experience.
  • Order Management experience a plus.
  • Applies stand-alone knowledge of purchasing practices, principles and procedures.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to analyze and present statistical data.
  • Knowledge of SAP.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications, including advanced level knowledge of Excel.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to balance multiple projects in a challenging, fast-paced work environment.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Prior experience with materials management.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Machine shop or manufacturing experience.


Houston, TX (Rankin Road location)