Procurement Specialist - Houston, TX


United States

Full time

Supply Chain and Logistics


Sep 6

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  • Perform day-to-day purchasing functions.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in inventory control and planning.
  • APICS CPIM certification preferred or the desire and ability to attain certification.


  • ERP System Experience (Oracle Cloud/Tracker), basic to advanced knowledge level preferable
  • Interpret Blueprints/schematics
  • Oil and Gas Technical knowledge 
  • 5S (Organization/Standardization) experience or knowledge desirable




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