Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Purchasing, Supply Chain Management
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Khafji, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

Role Summary:

Baker Hughes has an opening for a Sourcing Leader to be based in Dharhan, Saudi Arabia.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design sourcing strategies and develop internal/supplier relationships that extract maximum value from the current and potential supplier base. Strategies are continuously challenged and refined.
  • Lead supplier selection process and negotiate global contracts.
  • Develop actionable recommendations based on a clear definition and articulation of options and tradeoffs; develops action plans that anticipate implementation problems and leverages internal and supplier capabilities while building full commitment throughout the process.
  • Maintains thorough industry and category knowledge to improve quality and on time delivery.
  • Develops the strategy to execute cost reduction projects based on strategic imperatives of the business.
  • Partners with business stakeholders and commodity colleagues to influence contract negotiations, drive process changes, and implement sustainable cost controls.
  • Create and/or enforce business policies to meet business targets and customer needs, including improving procurement processes and optimizing Sourcing resources to enhance the customer experience with Sourcing.
  • Collaborate with Finance leadership to validate the impact of projects and contract negotiations to the general ledger.
  • Determine through collaboration with business leaders and commodity leaders what the sourcing projects of focus should be across the region to drive deflation, usage, cash, and PSL (preferred supplier lists).
  • Determine the appropriate savings projects and drive throughout the organization.
  • Lead VCP (variable cost productivity) for material and services across all commodities as well as monitors and drives cost-out initiatives aligning to commodity strategy
  • Proactively monitors risks, own escalations, mitigation and initiatives necessary for corrective actions
  • Leads the evaluation process for business related commodity and suppliers for business or region
  • Monitor supplier performance and communicate issues back to commodity team for resolution.
  • Engage with the broader Sourcing organization for the business or region and participate in business or region wide strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Prepare, present, and influence senior leaders on current and future sourcing imperatives
  • Conducts all business activities in accordance with Baker Hughes health, safety and environmental policies, legal compliance requirements and Baker Hughes core values.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Master's Degree preferred.
  • 10+ years related experience, including project management, business contracts and negotiation experience.
  • 3+ years management experience.
  • Broad commodity and sourcing knowledge.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Strong project management, contracts and financial skills.
  • Solid conflict management and change leadership skills.
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills.


Desired Characteristics:

  • Masters of business administration (MBA)
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, influence people and drive change at all levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to work across locations and time zones including connections with regions and sites.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence across a complex matrixed organization
  • Proven financial, quantitative and data analysis skills
  • Familiarity with Sourcing Systems
  • Proven ability to manage complex global projects
  • Proven ability to develop solutions to resolve operational risks and drives to completion with a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated track-record of leading with the highest level of integrity with a focus on compliance
  • Excellent business/financial acumen proficient in leading and setting direction for teams, including demonstrated ability to motivate, influence and drive change at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to lead courageously, maintaining a strong position amidst opposition to resolve important issues, and ability to navigate through a large complex business
  • Excellent business/financial acumen, proficient in leading and setting direction for teams
  • Proven ability to Influence/communicate at all levels; establish good relationships, drive change across functional and global boundaries



Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

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