Baker Hughes Strategic Sourcing Manager – Raw Materials (Supply Chain) Houston, Texas in HOUSTON, 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.

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Role Summary:

We seek a seasoned Raw Material Sourcing professional to join out DRS (Drilling Services team in Houston. The ideal prospect will have experience aligned to the industry and the following:

  • Manage strategic sourcing efforts with emphasis to Drilling Services (DRS) specific raw materials requirements such as corrosion resistant alloys, low alloy, special raw materials and castings.

  • Lead raw material sourcing related discussions and decision making with cross-functional teams of engineering, supplier quality, materials research, materials engineering and supply chain.

  • Act within a global sourcing community and represent DRS raw material sourcing in the sourcing matrix organization.

  • Communicate, influence and execute with multiple sourcing peers to assist in the prioritization and management of global strategic sourcing decision.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage strategic sourcing efforts with emphasis to Drilling Services (DRS) specific raw materials requirements such as corrosion resistant alloys, low alloy, special raw materials and castings.

  • Translate global manufacturing strategies to DRS needs, but also develop and execute DRS tailored raw material supply strategies. May include consignment and SMI (supplier managed inventory) programs

  • New supplier development in Best Cost Countries.

  • Support the efforts of DRS machining sourcing with goals of improving the QCDS of the supply base. Work closely with Purchasing, Engineering, Process Engineering and Quality on process change and develop plans for improvement.

  • Leverage and maintain a personal network in the raw material supplier market and cooperate with BHGE HQ and OFS sourcing teams.

  • Observe market changes caused by mill capacity, element price changes, new material developments and adjust sourcing strategy accordingly.

  • Flexible to travel frequently to the Oklahoma City plant and occasionally international for supplier developments


  • High School Diploma/GED required with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in mechanical systems procurement, planning, strategic sourcing or supply chain.

  • Must possess demonstrated knowledge of raw material requirements and ability to assess supplier capabilities relevant to BHGE DRS business needs.

  • Must possess excellent analytical-, verbal and written communication- and excellent negotiation- skills within a global environment.

  • Must possess demonstrated knowledge of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII)/Master Production Schedule (MPS) process.

  • Must demonstrate a high level of interpersonal and communication skills to work across functional and organizational lines.

  • Must possess the ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment to meet effectively deadlines.

  • Must demonstrate proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint (Advance Level) & Excel (Advance Level)

  • Willingness for international business travel up to 40% of work time.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) are preferred.

  • SAP ERP experience or 5 years production planning or purchasing experience in a raw material production or sourcing environment is a plus.

Location: Rankin Road _Houston, TX

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Job: Sourcing

Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager – Raw Materials (Supply Chain) Houston, Texas

Location: Texas-HOUSTON

Requisition ID: 1810223