Company: Weatherford
Skills: Purchasing
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


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. We are focused on providing a challenging and enriching career path with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are an innovative, global company with wide-ranging opportunities that include career-enhancing talent rotations. Our structured career paths will ensure that you know what it takes to build your ideal career at Weatherford when you join our Company. We also offer a comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance coverage, income protection plans, a 401(k) savings plan, Company paid holidays, and paid time off for vacation.

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.


The Buyer/Planner III has responsibility for coordinating monthly demand planning activities and distributing supply feedback to Operations. They work with cross-functional task teams for new product roll-outs and prepare and distribute monthly and quarterly reports on asset status, requirements, and delivery. Responsible for timely and cost-effectively ordering supplies, receipt and stocking of inventory, and shipping. Ensures the security and accountability of inventory by documenting transactions and processing transactions in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley, and periodically conducting physical inventories and system reviews.

Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Use MRP reports to place purchase/manufacture & assembly work orders, including outside processes where needed.
  • Follow price lists/contracts where applicable and on new items ensure that we obtain best possible price, delivery and quality. Price should be monitored & at least equal to, or less than, standard cost.
  • Work with QA to identify and develop new sources of supply.
  • Use daily MRP reports to combine future requirements, re-schedule or cancel purchase/manufacture orders, or to subcontract items.
  • Constantly review planning parameters (minimum order quantities, lead times etc) for items under your control.
  • Follow up with vendors and workshop as required to ensure parts ordered arrive/are made on time and are available to assembly and/or shipment.
  • Provide production/logistics support.
  • Manage the inventory planning parameter/levels for items under your control and maximize the inventory turns.
  • Assist engineering to develop project plans for customer orders and to provide regular status reports to team.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce cost and work with the Supply Chain Manager to develop cost comparisons and to negotiate contracts.
  • Use up excess inventory through material substitution when possible in agreement with technical support.
  • Assess & provide business analysis and management reports.
  • Maintain the business KPI(s) for respective product lines.


  • 3+ years experience in purchasing in a manufacturing/operations environment.
  • Ability to negotiate, motivate and communicate at all levels.
  • Conversant with manufacturing systems, practices and processes.
  • Understanding of computerized ERP systems. Basic understanding of engineering principles and manufacturing operations.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to establish good working relationships with fellow colleagues.
  • Must be pro-active and be able to work on own initiative.

  • Knowledge of Budget Control
  • Must have a good commercial awareness when dealing with vendors.