Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Purchasing, Supply Chain Management
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
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Role Summary:

The Digital Solutions (DS) Indirect Sourcing Operations Leader will provide leadership and direction for defining and implementing systems and tools to support the Product Company's indirect purchasing operations.

Essential Responsibilities:

In the role of Lead Sourcing Initiatives Specialist, you will:

  • Team up with the Product Company sourcing operations as well as BH headquarter source-to-pay teams and drive use of common tools and processes
  • Enable product company indirect sourcing to measure key performance indicators (KPI) and support executing on operational strategy
  • Actively be involved in designing, preparing requirements & managing implementation of new indirect purchasing platform and various other indirect purchasing supporting tools
  • Provide operational support to Product Company's global indirect sourcing network by owning and maintaining respective tools and processes through close collaboration with HQ and PC operations functions and S2P teams
  • Work with key functional partners to continue to develop the strategy, prioritize goals & objectives to optimize process while maintaining or exceeding current standards
  • Lead a main project - in partnership with HQ project management team, for DS to implement defined purchase-to-pay tool
  • Lead the DS product company initiative for improving small value items purchasing process, including maximizing existing functionalities of SAP, expanding purchasing card usage globally
  • As part of projects execution:
    - Review business processes prior to implementation to help identify GAP/Fit of tools & interfaces for each operating unit as defined under the scope of implementation
    - Support business requirement gathering, training, SIT & UAT needs
    -Work with Super Users and business leads during the implementation phase to ensure comprehensive understanding of new tools/processes
  • Support stakeholder management with regards to engagement, change, and funding
  • Push global standards & demonstrate Go Lean to Stay Fast principles.
  • Drive KPIs through successful implementation of processes and practices, including tracking progress and report out on the responsible work stream
  • Manage Ariba-related metrics and analytics to identify opportunities, trends and improve usage


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited or university
  • Some experience in strategic or operational indirect materials sourcing role

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Travel 10% of the time, as required

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in supporting sourcing operations with multiple ERP systems and diverse geographical presence.
  • Knowledge of Ariba indirect purchasing platform with solid user experience, preferred project implementation experience
  • Knowledge of SAP functions related to indirect purchasing, preferred DS SAP product lines Source to Pay processes
  • Comfortable introducing new tools/processes to internal customers and suppliers
  • Demonstrated ability to execute effectively with multiple matrixed teams and build consensus/ actions
  • Process simplification experience to ease system implementation efforts for ongoing global rollouts
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Oracle knowledge is a plus


  • Billerica, NV is the primary location; however other locations will be considered: Longmont, CO, Twinsburg OH, Minden NV, Houston, TX, Germany, UK Lester, Hungary Budapest, Shannon Ireland

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

Baker Hughes is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more