Buyer (24538) Houston, Texas

One of the largest oilfield services companies, Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well— drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention— and a robust research and development effort, we are well positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the oil and gas industry.

Job Scope
Purchase drilling rig products and services, analyze requisition requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •     Source and investigate potential suppliers
  •     Evaluate proposals
  •     Negotiate lowest total cost
  •     Maintain optimum quality and scheduling
  •     Execute purchase orders
  •     Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor with highest standard of business ethics while conforming to Weatherford Quality Policy, ensuring compliance with all policies and procedures.


  •     Keen understanding of the local vendor base and product knowledge
  •     Knowledge of the SAP system
  •     Ability to run a variety of reports to support the purchasing role
  •     Understanding of overall purchasing functions using the MCID cross reference functionality
  •     Purchasing rules and regulations as it relates to various countries
  •     1-2 years Drilling Industry purchasing environment

Skills and Knowledge

  •     1-2 years purchasing experience
  •     Must have excellent verbal and written communications skill set.
  •     Knowledge of billing practices and controls.
  •     Must have basic reading, writing and math skills.
  •     Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions.
  •     Prior purchasing experience required.
  •     Proficient typing skills.
  •     Must work and interact with all levels of personnel.
  •     Personal computer skills, mainframe operations as relates to procurement, related software, and knowledge of purchasing/accounting processes required.