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Procurement Specialist

Company: National Oilwell Varco Inc
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

NOV Cedar Park, Texas facility is actively recruiting for a Procurement Specialist will help source materials for assigned commodities, manage the supply base, and develop all contractual terms on selected production materials to optimize quality, reliability, price, delivery, and availability. Lead in supply chain improvement initiatives like inventory reduction and management, management of Vendor Managed Inventory processes etc. and identify any cost or lead time reduction opportunities to improve supply chain performance.


* Perform day-to-day purchasing functions as needed.
* Facilitate spot buys and expense materials for Machine Shop and Manufacturing.
* Proactively identify and resolve issues with vendors/internal customers arising throughout the procurement process.
* Actively pursue cost reduction programs with suppliers to lower cost and improve service or material availability.
* Identify potential bottlenecks and implement procurement strategies which support the company goals and long-term outsourcing objectives.
* Work with a cross-functional team and plan and implement a target inventory reduction/maintenance plan.
* Maintain metrics, monitor improvements, and document processes as required.
* Improve Request for Proposal (RFP) development effectiveness and efficiency and implement.
* Develop and maintain procedures, formats, and templates to be used in different stages of improvement initiatives.
* Evaluate and/or monitor vendor performance using a vendor performance matrix based on knowledge of prices, delivery, and information received from departments and Project Managers relative to product/work acceptability and vendor service.
* Identify ongoing procurement process improvement opportunities, review with management, and implement as directed.
* Perform other work-related tasks as assigned.
* Comply with all NOV Company and HSE policies and procedures.


* Manage Capital Expenditures and site project based RFQs and PO throughout lifecycle of the purchasing process ensuring materials are received on time and financial transactions are complete and accurate.
* Proactively monitor supplier performance and identify problems, define solutions, and optimize quality, reliability, price, delivery, and availability.
* Possess a good balance of hands-on technical competency, particularly with ERP systems, coupled with the ability to learn and apply new knowledge about our people, products, and processes in resolving problems.
* Actively participate in inventory management initiatives such as supporting OES reviews and last time buy action plans.
* Collaborate with team members to minimize supply disruptions and/or unexpected shortages to help promote high success of OTD to our end customers.


* Bachelor's degree in relevant field Supply chain, Manufacturing, or equivalent 6+ years' experience in a procurement with a background in Supply Chain Management
* Strong MRP experience: Oracle, JDE, etc.
* Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerBI


* APICS CPIM Certifications
* JD Edwards ERP experience
* Knowledge of Manufacturing environment with focus on Machine shop support tooling and fixtures, fab & weld, and electromechanical assembly
* Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing


* Excellent planning and organizational ability to plan and prioritize work activities and multiple projects
* Ability to work independently exercising sound judgement and decision-making skills
* Strong written and oral skills.
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from vendors, suppliers, co-workers, and management

Keywords: National Oilwell Varco Inc, Cedar Park , Procurement Specialist, Other , Cedar Park, Texas

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