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Buying/Procurement Specialist - Australia

at Baker Hughes
Location Melbourne, Australia
Date Posted January 10, 2018
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


About Us\:

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE\:BHGE) is the worlds 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 leverages 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 companys 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 Chemical & Industrial Services offers the opportunity as Buying/Procurement Specialist to be part of the team in office in Melbourne, Australia.

Essential Responsibilities\:

  • Under general supervision, manages delivery and quality performance, cost and inventory management, and customer satisfaction for established suppliers.
  • 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.
  • Interviews or contacts supplier salespersons, and secures bids.
  • May expedite the filling of orders by suppliers to meet production.
  • May substitute items within pre-approved guidelines.
  • Works to maximize production capacity in accordance with production and master schedules.
  • Actively uses 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 Baker Hughes Health, Safety and Environmental policies, Legal Compliance requirements and Baker Hughes Core Values.

Qualification / requirements\:

  • Broad knowledge of purchasing practices, principles and procedures.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to analyze and present statistical data.
  • Knowledge of SAP.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications, including advanced level knowledge of Excel. Strong communication skills. Good organizational and time management skills. Must be able to balance multiple tasks in a challenging, fast-paced work environment.
  • Good command of English language.


Desired Characteristics\:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2 years procurement, sourcing or similar experience.
  • Order Management experience a plus.
  • Oil & Gas and/or Artificial Lift experience will be a plus.


Melbourne, Australia.

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