Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Secretarial or Administrative, Budget / Cost Control, Inventory Control
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


The Procurement Specialist / Buyer position provides procurement support for the Business Unit including placement, expediting and administration of routine and complex purchase and/or service orders (e.g., "single event" service orders, project purchases, engineered items, spot buys, and general labor orders). This position requires a strong customer focus, with the ability to work well with Business Unit personnel including Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Wells, SME's, and support functions.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates the procurement of material, equipment, consumables by ensuring the appropriate procurement methods are used (including bidding, contracting, ordering, expediting and related transportation).
  • Negotiates with suppliers on BU's behalf regarding various commercial and operational matters related to orders.
  • Ensures proper terms and conditions are included on all purchase/service orders.
  • Keeps abreast of developments / best practices in the procurement and supply chain management discipline.
  • Supports all Global Procurement initiatives, including e-Procurement, contracting best practices, compliance and the Investment Recovery and Inventory Management program.
  • Supports accounts payable efforts by acting as a consultant on matters related to Procurement including payable issue resolution, delegates invoicing issues to the correct intra function entity to resolve.
  • Acts as an expert on matters related to materials and services procurement, the processes used to procure materials and services and the associated systems (SMART, SAP, ERS,); resolves vendor supply / invoicing issues.
  • Manage MRP process in SAP, and coordinate repair of stock items, as necessary. Coordinate strategic bulk purchases and alert end users to changing demands in the market.
  • Supports the implementation of new processes or technologies as appropriate.
  • Ensures all internal controls are administered without exception and implements all audit requirements and recommendations.
  • Manages associated health, environmental and safety risks for all areas of position.
  • Assist warehouse personnel with goods receiving issue resolution, ordering expediting, follow up, and reorder points.
Selection Criteria:

  • Align & Inspire: Strong communication and influencing skills to manage relations and align on expectations between SCM Team members, Wells, Operations, other key BU Business Partners, and Suppliers. Ability to proactively adjust priorities as conditions change and help stakeholders do the same. Consistently demonstrate transparency by communicating clearly and sharing information early and often with stakeholders. Ability to adapt communications styles and audience preferences to adapt communication to meet stakeholder expectations.
  • Build Relationships: Ability to build and maintain healthy relationships with Business Partners and Suppliers to drive cost management, supply assurance, and process improvements.
  • Grow Capabilities: Demonstrates a broad level of proficiency with and a thorough understanding of procurement disciplines and customer business objectives. Willingness to learn and understand business operations, different types of equipment and services, with some need for supplier management and contracting. Demonstrated use of Role-modeling a growth mindset by continuously taking advantage of learning resources, seeking opportunities to grow.
  • Deliver Results: Proactively engage with others to define desired results and motivate team to action. Balance risks and rewards to make timely decisions with the most positive business impact. Bring solutions forward when raising problems and discuss issues with others to quickly resolve problems. Collaborate with peers to using data-driven and high value tools and metrics.
Role Expectations:

General expectation is to ensure that BU identifies the correct buying channels for product families, competitively bids materials to ensure best price, and works with teams to achieve supply assurance.

  • OCTG: Working with the SME's and engineering points serve as point of contact with key Business partners and ensure forecasted demands are on schedule. Perform spot buys to cover gaps in demand and non-standard OCTG handling the facilitation of multiple bids, comparison of bids, and recommendation of purchase. Communicate with materials management for any material storage and tracking needed
  • Pipe, Valves & Fittings(PVF): Strategically source goods leveraging the bidding process model. Perform and manage strategic buys of PVF including bidding of materials, tracking of PO's, and Materials Management engagement. Strategically identify materials to purchase as stock due to lead times. Pricing fluctuations and avoid supply disruptions ensuring the business supply assurance.
  • Consumables: Working with the Materials Management team and key Business Partners coordinate needed replenishments and identify additional products to ensure supply assurance for the business.
  • Aggregator: Engage aggregator for materials to perform bids, purchases, and monitoring of PO's until receiving.
  • Other needs to be identified with upon work loads

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.