General Electric Chemicals Commodity Leader in DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Role Summary:

About Us:

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 Incorporated has an opening for Senior Commodity Manager (Commodity Leader) for Chemicals. As a leader in the oilfield services industry, Baker Hughes offers opportunities for qualified people who want to grow in our high performance organization. Our leading technologies and our ability to apply them safely and effectively create value for our customers and our shareholders. Baker Hughes is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design sourcing strategies and develop internal/supplier relationships that extract maximum value from the current and potential supplier base. Strategies are continuously challenged and refined.

  • Lead supplier selection process and negotiate global contracts. Develop actionable recommendations based on a clear definition and articulation of options and tradeoffs; develops action plans that anticipate implementation problems and leverages internal and supplier capabilities while building full commitment throughout the process.

  • Maintains thorough industry and commodity knowledge to improve quality and on time delivery.

  • Provides supervision and leadership to procurement team

  • Negotiate terms and conditions and transmit information to Procurement.

  • Manage claims. Includes commercial sourcing management such as data analysis, negotiations support, etc. This may also include purchasing activities.

  • Negotiate the best commercial and technical package for procurement requirements.

  • Work with allocated key suppliers to improve On Time Delivery and Quality statistics to target levels.

  • Communicates across direct organization.

  • Presents to senior leaders (EB and SEB) in specific purchasing space and on cross-functional teams on how purchasing contributes to overall strategy.

  • Assists in the continuous development of the Procurement function towards best practice.

  • Identify and deliver value-adding opportunities from the supply chain.

  • Advises Functional managers or other Functions regarding approaches, processes and procedures in the own field.

  • Has a role as a project leader of medium sized projects or is a major contributor to bigger projects.

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

  • Holds financial responsibility for the procurement team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Chemistry/Biology or like); MBA desirable.

  • 8+ years’ experience in sourcing/procurement for direct and indirect spend, including 3+ years’ experience in a leadership role.

  • In depth knowledge of area of expertise in the Chemicals industry, preferably in Oil Field Chemicals Industry.

  • Well-rounded Supply Chain experience and job history with demonstrated leadership’s skill.

  • Strong negotiation and contract skills and strong alliance management skills.

  • Energetic self-starter must be able to adapt to changing priorities.

  • Excellent ability to communicate with internal customers and suppliers.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office systems. Must have intermediate data analysis skills with Excel. Intermediate PowerPoint skills to create their own presentations.

Desired Characteristics:

  • SAP knowledge and experience required.

  • Manufacturing process knowledge helpful.


Dubai, UAE

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Locations: United Arab Emirates; Dubai; DUBAI