Planner/Buyer

National Oilwell Varco

Conroe, TX


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage assigned purchasing areas to support efficient and cost-effective operations.
  • Work directly with suppliers to ensure quality, cost, and delivery standards, adhering to purchasing policies.
  • Monitor and manage multiple suppliers, negotiate prices, and analyze inventory trends.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, negotiating favorable terms and pricing.
  • Place purchase orders, control inventory, and ensure appropriate stock levels.
  • Arrange and track the transport of goods, collaborating with warehouse teams for expedited receiving.
  • Assess stock quality, escalate discrepancies to suppliers and management.
  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including operations, finance, and supply chain t4eams, to align procurement activities with business objectives.
  • Research and evaluate potential new sources of supply, on-boarding new suppliers as needed.
  • Process requisitions and provide timely updates to management on order status.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline procurement processes, improve efficiency, and enhance overall effectiveness. 
  • Comply with all NOV Company and HSE policies and procedures.
  • Perform other work-related tasks as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain management, finance, or related field.
  • Advanced degree or professional certification (eg. CSCP, CPSM, CPIM) is a plus.
  • 3-5 years' experience as a buyer, or production planner.
  • Energy industry experience preferred.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to pass a drug screen & background check.
  • Occasional domestic travel will be required.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office & ERP Systems, especially proficient in the use of Excel.
  • Critical thinking and negotiation skills, experience in buying highly engineered products.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent follow-up/follow-through and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently under limited supervision.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality.
  • Ability to drive issues to closure and get job done in professional and compliant manner.
  • Must be capable of managing multiple priorities and projects at the same time.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to meet or exceed standards as established by the department.
  • Ability to adapt and be cross-trained to learn all job duties.

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS (visit usbenefits.nov.com for more information about our benefits offerings)

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan – NOV matches every dollar up to 5% of base pay and overtime for every dollar you invest.
  • Competitive medical plans that cover your entire family (yourself, eligible spouse, and eligible children) as of your first date of hire for as little as $125 per pay period (bi-weekly).
  • FREE preventative medical and dental care for the entire family (when enrolled in an NOV medical/dental plan and seeing an in-network physician).
  • FREE Basic Life and AD&D insurance (for full-time employees).
  • All regular full-time employees start with 3 weeks of paid vacation per year (prorated based on start date).
  • All regular full-time employees receive up to 11 paid holidays per year.
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