Company: Weatherford
Skills: Purchasing
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit  and connect with Weatherford on  LinkedIn ,  Twitter ,  YouTube  and  Facebook .

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world's current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.



This position requires the ability to source and/or produce assigned commodities and services to proper specifications for function intended, from qualified suppliers, assuring maximum return for each dollar spent is obtained - all within ethical purchasing practices and company policy. Additionally, it required the ability to plan, maintain and Analyze production and sales requirements, compare progress to schedule, resolve scheduling conflicts, assess data and coordinate solutions. It also required the ability to Analyze and organizes manufacturing data (inventory, production, purchasing, etc.) to create reports, graphs and presentations.


Various duties in purchasing including but not limited to: reviewing requisitions, reviewing and verifying technical and administrative content of purchasing documentation. Create, track, manage and evaluate quotes to qualified suppliers. Compare quality, pricing and delivery dates.crearte purchase orders to produce components in accordance to due dates. Maintain procurement records on items or services purchased. Maintain ethical conduct with all supplier relations. Collaborate with other departments to monitor, track and provide feedback on delivery status. Expedite purchase orders, where needed, to insure promised delivery or die date compliance. Maintain material master fields relative to purchasing (lead times, purchasing records, etc.) work with R&D/ Eng. to manage design changes on released product and coordinate the transition of new products to manufacturing. Assist suppliers with questions or problems concerning the purchasing process to ensure timely delivery. Discuss defective or unacceptable service with suppliers to collectively determine source of trouble and take corrective action. Evaluate supplier performance and communicate results and progress with them. Seek continuous improvement.

Various duties in production including but not limited to: opening and managing production/work orders. Plan products and sub-assemblies in MRP. Manage material shortages for production build and communicate status to management. Confer with Production leads and supervisors to determine status of production orders. Coordinate production meeting, to provide detailed updates on the plan and manage promise dates.

Various duties in sales including but not limited to: creating and reviewing open spare sales orders, verifying validity of products structures, routings and prints. Hold "Backlog/Backorder" meeting and update log. Review customer required dates and set promise dates. Manage material shortages and communicate status to management. Communicate field spare order status to Operations and advise of any rescheduling. 

Various duties with Engineering including, but not limited to: Maintain DBA Material Master by performing the following duties: Create new material, extend existing material, edit existing materials, create and change BOM's, create and change routers, create work centers, update lead times, etc. Work with engineering/R&D to manage design changes on released product.

Various duties with inventory and analysis including but not limited to: assign daily cycle counts. Analyze and report inventory monthly value. Conduct data analysis (queries) to create special reports for management. Implementing MRP with inventory control database. Roll up cost analysis to determine sales price on new and existing products. Put together reports and charts using Microsoft Office ®.

Put together required documentation (work instruction, process steps, flow charts, etc.) to conduct training.

Set up, manage and perform the training of the inventory control database.

Prepare presentations necessary for meetings and reviews for management.

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.




Strong organization and time-management skills.

Ability to work as part of cross-functional teams.

Excellent understanding of material requirement planning (MRP)

Good communication skills (oral and written).  Ability to effectively interface and collaborate with internal and external customers to insure positive results.

Good knowledge of product line and customer expectations.

Good knowledge of the Microsoft business suite, especially Word and Excel.

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.

4+ years exerpience


College degree in business or a technical discipline.

Planning/scheduling experience in and MRP-driven manufacturing environment.

Successful completion of one APICS-CPIM module "Basics of Supply Chain Management" (or equivalent training as deemed by supervisor).



Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. We may be a large company, but we empower our team to create fresh ideas that challenge convention and break the status quo. Our employees are the key to driving our growth and success. Everywhere we operate, they are inspired to develop new and efficient ways of raising the bar to meet the needs of an evolving industry and solve our clients’ toughest challenges.


At Weatherford, you will work in an exciting, high-energy environment where we are making groundbreaking, award-winning advancements in oilfield technology.  The opportunity to explore your potential is limitless.


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