Company: Weatherford
Skills: Purchasing, Supply Chain Management
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom


Overview

Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.

Weatherford 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.

Responsibilities

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sourcing Specialist to join our company. This position requires a combination of skills in professional communication, strategic thinking, business analysing and initiative.

Responsibilities and duties:
  • Ensures to develop and implement the sourcing plan, working closely with Operations and Category Management to refine the sourcing strategy and plans.
  • Assesses sourcing and category opportunities, analysing spend data from multiple sources, structured analysis of supplier/category industry to identify trends, purchasing patterns, competitive position, market conditions and expiring contracts to indicate ways to improve the pricing, quality, service, and technology.
  • Ensures to execute sourcing events (RFX's), negotiates hard savings and/or benefits to lower the overall cost to the organization.
  • Ensures accurate and up to date contracts and supplier records are maintained.
  • Ensures to award contract and agreements to suppliers that comply with company requirements.
  • Tracks performance aspects of major contracts and supplier development that includes contract inventory, segmentation, risk assessments, contingency planning, and validation of right pricing.
  • Creates strategic alliances with suppliers to develop and maintain long-term supply partnerships.
  • Works with all relevant parties in the consolidation and rationalization of Supplier base.
  • Ensures to effectively use the appropriate procurement contract templates in accordance with Global Supply Chain Legal requirements.
  • Interfaces with Procurement personnel to ensure the entire contract and agreement is fully implemented and seamlessly at the local level.


Qualifications

  • Previous relevant experience in a similar role.
  • A thorough understanding of procurement principles and experience developing procurement strategies. History of setting strategy and seamlessly executing.
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about procurement with excellent communication skills; results and people oriented; strong project management and influencing skills.
  • Strong negotiator and ability to deal effectively with national and international suppliers.
  • Very strong analytical skills and understanding of fundamental financial concepts.
  • Experienced user of MS Office programs and ERP systems.
  • Initiative, autonomy, and problem-solving skills.