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Buyer (Operations) Odessa, TX

  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 1/29/2018 10:50:18 AM
  • Job #: 1711071
  • Location(s): United States; Texas; ODESSA

Role Summary:
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.
BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company leverages minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.
With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.
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Role Summary:
The buyer role in Odessa, TX supports all aspects of the purchasing and related ERP functions.  Successful candidates will be required to take a “hands on” approach to problem solving, have demonstrated knowledge of ERP tasks and projects as well as advanced time management skills. Buyer will work closely managers and suppliers to ensure overall BHGE strategy success. 
Essential Responsibilities: 
  • Manages delivery and quality performance, cost and inventory management, and customer satisfaction for established suppliers.
  • Manages purchase order execution and product delivery, including placement of on-time schedule agreements, mitigation of billing adjustments / terminations and execution of cost reduction goals.
  • Will create PO's to procure raw materials from various suppliers. 
  • Acts as a liaison between production and the supplier to ensure that deliveries are made in a timely manner.  Ensure that invoices are correct so that suppliers receive payments on time.  Will be working with internal and external customers.
  • May expedite the filling of orders by suppliers to meet production.
  • May substitute items within pre-approved guidelines.
  • Actively uses continuous improvement tools to improve HS&E, quality, delivery, financial performance, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction.
  • Handles special projects as assigned.
  • Conducts all business activities in accordance with BHGE Health, Safety and Environmental policies, Legal Compliance requirements and BHGE Core Values.   
  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Some college education preferred.
  • 2+years’ procurement, sourcing or similar experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of purchasing practices, principles and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and present statistical data.
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications, including some knowledge of intermediate level Excel functionality.
  • Knowledge of SAP a plus.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to balance multiple tasks in a challenging, fast-paced work environment.
 Desired Characteristics: 
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Successful candidate will be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
Odessa, TX
Baker Hughes, a GE company 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. Learn more

Locations: United States; Texas; ODESSA

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.


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