Baker Hughes Drill Bits Procurement Manager-The Woodlands, TX in THE WOODLANDS, Texas

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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 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 is looking for a Drill Bits Procurement Manager in The Woodlands, TX

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manages supplier relationships and oversees all procurement activities for Drill Bits Supply Chain globally

  • Negotiates costs of raw materials with focus on securing best price to meet cost reduction goals

  • Monitors SNOP process and prepares demand signals for suppliers accordingly

  • With minimal oversight, supervises procurement staff to develop and implement best practices ensuring operational excellence

  • Independently prepares presentations

  • Lead negotiations with suppliers

  • Develops and Implements improvements to procurement policies and procedures

  • Monitors BHGE and supplier compliance and performance against established contracts and processes

  • Drives daily use of continuous improvement tools to improve HS&E, quality, delivery, financial performance, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction

  • Handles special projects as assigned, which will be broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity

  • Conducts all business activities in accordance with Baker Hughes, a GE Company health, safety and environmental policies, legal compliance requirements and core values


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 12 years of procurement, sourcing, or similar experience within supply chain, including 6 years’ of experience in a lead role with demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Exceptional analytical, project management, negotiation, facilitation, and customer service skill

  • Proven experience managing a team

  • In-depth knowledge of purchasing practices, principles, and procedures

  • Facilitates cost reduction initiatives across the procurement organization and root cause corrective action plans to improve quality

  • Detailed knowledge of sourced goods and services, suppliers, and market trends

  • Excellent ability to communicate with internal & external customers and suppliers

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Excel

  • SAP knowledge and experience

Desired Characteristics:

  • Manufacturing procurement experience a plus

  • Order Management experience a plus

  • Apex Certification, Negotiation training

  • Global Sourcing Experience


The Woodlands, TX

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Job: Sourcing

Title: Drill Bits Procurement Manager-The Woodlands, TX

Location: Texas-THE WOODLANDS

Requisition ID: 1818369