Company: Wood
Skills: Purchasing
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Location: Deer Park, Texas, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for an Indirect Sourcing Associate (Capex) in the oil and gas petrochemical industry. Successful candidate must be local to the Deer Park, TX area (there is no relocation assistance or per diem offered).

Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

Job Description:

Looking for an ideal team player who would report to the CapEx Team Procurement Manager. Responsible for representing Lubrizol to supply base and facilitating the procurement of indirect goods and service. This individual will have accountability to procure a broad range of equipment both domestically and internationally, as well as supplies and services in support of the organization's objectives and plant operations. In addition, this individual will be responsible for ensuring that relationships between the company and suppliers are maintained in a manner consistent with corporate policies, procedures, and quality standards.

Perform assignments related to the procurement of goods and services including but not limited to negotiation and implementation of regional and national agreements, purchase of capital equipment, and contracting services required by Lubrizol's chemical plants nationally. The individual shall work within the framework of the projects with multiple disciplinary teams (maintenance, project engineering, IT, legal, finance, etc.) to deliver an optimized solution from the total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduce operational risk to manufacturing plants and project engineering team.

Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Meet or exceed the company and customer safety standards
  • Comply with all company and customer procedures, practices and standards
  • Act professionally in all work activities in a legal and ethical manner in compliance with applicable laws and support compliance of all corporate policies and regional/local Health, Safety, Environmental and Security practices
  • Work closely with CapEx Sourcing Manager(s) to achieve procurement objectives related to CapEx projects
  • Work closely with Engineering and Maintenance project managers and planners to achieve project objectives while obtaining the highest total value for the corporation
  • Assist engineering teams in defining commercially viable project scope (functional definition, value analysis) and selection of project execution methodology
  • Ability to research and identify capable vendors or contractors and initiate selection, pre- qualification and approval of new vendors
  • Develop, issue and manage both the internal RFI and electronic Request for Information, Request for Quote, and Request for Proposal processes for the selection of goods and services
  • Collect, analyze, and assure quality and accuracy of the spend analysis where applicable
  • Leading multiple cross-functional procurement teams; actively driving procurement standardization and consolidation opportunities
  • Identify value creation opportunities for internal customers i.e. sourcing globally
  • Deliver cost reduction goals through negotiation of unit price, rebates, material substitutions, standardization, consolidation of supply, and/or process improvement
  • Communicate, follow-up and maintain the commercial agreements in his/her portfolio
  • Negotiate spot purchases and agreements; enter, monitor, maintain and check compliance purchase orders and contracts in SAP
  • Maintain files and communicate non-conformance issues to the internal customer and to vendors
  • Maintain Vendor Management Programs to help manage vendors and contractor's relationships to ensure Lubrizol's deliverables are met and as part of the program to utilize the SCAR toolset as appropriate
  • Resolve issues relating to risk, schedule, total cost of ownership and invoice verification and processing as required
  • Gather market data for assigned spend categories and provide market insight to Procurement manager and strategic buyers
  • Foster a culture of teamwork with Engineering and Maintenance to achieve the scope, quality, schedule, and the lowest total cost of ownership objectives
  • Educate project team members on Lubrizol's procurement policies and procedures\
  • Assist Engineering and Maintenance in the control of spend and build a culture focused on sustainable procurement cost savings

Skills / Qualifications

Skills / Qualifications:
  • 4-year college degree from an accredited institution in supply chain, logistics, finance, accounting, business, economics, engineering, or other technical discipline
  • 2-7 years related indirect procurement experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work in a Matrixed organization
  • Strong purchasing knowledge and experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to relate well with individuals at various levels, inside and outside of the organization
  • Demonstrated negotiation, analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient with SAP and Ariba

Additional Desired Skills / Qualifications:
  • APICS/C.P.S.M./C.P.M. certification or work towards designation
  • Social Media Marketing on internal corporate communication sites
  • Master of Business Administration
  • CapEx Project Experience

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.