General Electric Senior Buyer (Wireline) - Houston ,TX in Ft Worth, Texas

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, a GE company has an opening for a Buying/Procurement Specialist to support Wireline Services in our Rankin Rd facility in Houston.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Under general supervision, manages various aspects of supplier relationships, including contract negotiations, delivery and quality performance, cost and inventory management, and customer satisfaction.

  • Drives supplier relationship management and is responsible for improving KPIs.

  • 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.

  • May select and negotiate with approved vendors.

  • May substitute items within pre-approved guidelines.

  • May train lower level buyers.

  • Reviews bids and contracts submitted by lower level buyers before orders are placed.

  • Actively drives supplier improvement activities and supplier program reviews.

  • Works to maximize production capacity in accordance with production and master schedules.

  • May recommend new developments in materials and supplies.

  • Fosters active daily use of 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 company Health, Safety and Environmental policies, legal compliance requirements and core values.

  • Additional tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.

  • 7+ years’ procurement, sourcing or similar experience.

  • Applies stand-alone knowledge of purchasing practices, principles and procedures.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Working familiarity with SAP

  • Ability to analyze and present statistical data.

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications, including advanced level knowledge of Excel.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Must be able to balance multiple projects in a challenging, fast-paced work environment.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Professional APICS certification or working toward your certification is a definite plus.

  • Certification in Lean and or Six Sigma

  • Logistics knowledge and experience outside of procurement

  • Mechanical and/or electronics experience

  • Cross functional project experience

  • Strong financial acumen

  • Experience in ECC production in SAP

  • Prior experience with materials management

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Strong presentation skills.


Houston, TX

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Locations: United States; Texas; HOUSTON

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