Baker Hughes Strategic Sourcing Lead (OFT) - Houston, TX in HOUSTON, Texas

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Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only full-stream 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 deploys 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:

Baker Hughes, a GE Company has an opening for a Strategic Sourcing Lead within the Oil Field Tools (OFT) commodity based in Houston, TX.

Oil Field Tools represents operational spend with third parties on product, rental and service items which make up portion of overall service delivery to end users.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide category management for assigned OFT productlines.

  • Perform core category management activities and drivevalue projects

  • Provide strategy, supply chain solutions and developproject management structure for cost reduction and/or performanceimprovement.

  • Drives Strategic Supply Agreement (SSA) and MasterSupply Agreements (MSA) content and structure including, but not limitedto, legal terms and conditions, transportation INCO terms, payment terms,SOX compliance, and import/export

  • Monitors BHGE and supplier compliance and performanceagainst established contracts and processes.

  • Proposes and implements improvements to sourcingpolicies.

  • Excellent ability to communicate with internalcustomers and suppliers.

  • Manage team activities with suppliers: Negotiate price,capacity, payment terms, supplier chargebacks, etc. with suppliers.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships withleadership in S&OP, Operations, Quality, Engineering and Manufacturingorganizations.

  • Negotiates with suppliers.

  • Monitors BHGE and supplier compliance and performanceagainst established contracts and processes.

  • Acts as the liaison between suppliers and BHGE onstrategic sourcing matters.

  • Maintains thorough industry and commodity knowledge.

  • Proposes and implements improvements to sourcingpolicies.

  • Holds financial responsibility for the commodity team.

  • Handles special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor Degree in engineering or Supply Chain Management or equivalentfield of study

  • 5 years of experience insourcing/procurement for direct and indirect spend

  • Interpersonal communication

  • Experience on dealing with team problems and conflictresolution

  • Influencerand persuasive

  • Clientfocus

  • Analyticalunderstanding

  • Changemanagement

  • Ability to handle complex negotiations

  • Travel required 15% of the time internationally

Desired Characteristics:

  • 5 years of experience in operations

  • Self-starter

  • Highly motivated

  • Ability to solve complex problems

  • Ability to develop functional relationships acrossmatrix organizations

  • Can function as part of a team, but exhibits ability tofunction autonomously

  • Excellent communicator

  • Strategic thinker

  • Ability to act strategically

  • Results driven


Houston, Texas

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Job: Sourcing

Title: Strategic Sourcing Lead (OFT) - Houston, TX

Location: Texas-HOUSTON

Requisition ID: 1819279