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NOV Procurement Specialist - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


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SupplyChain SupplyChain

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ATTENTION MILITARY AFFILIATED JOB SEEKERS - Our organization works with partner companies to source qualified talent for their open roles. The following position is available to Veterans, Transitioning Military, National Guard and Reserve Members, Military Spouses, Wounded Warriors, and their Caregivers . If you have the required skill set, education requirements, and experience, please click the submit button and follow the next steps. Unless specifically stated otherwise, this role is "On-Site" at the location detailed in the job post.


This is an opportunity to lead in supply chain improvement initiatives like inventory reduction and management, management of Vendor Managed Inventory processes, and identify cost or lead time reduction opportunities in procurement processes to improve supply chain performance.


  • 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.

  • Comply with all NOV Company and HSE policies and procedures.

  • Perform other work-related tasks as assigned.


  • Responsible for investigating and resolving shipping issues and shipment claims.

  • Periodically inspect the quality of material shipped to customers and annex NOV locations.

  • Work with customer service and other personnel to resolve shipment issues.

  • Input data for all inaccuracies into an Excel spreadsheet and PIMS portal to track all issues resolved.

  • Maintain the facilities equipment and materials.

Position Title:

Procurement Specialist - Houston, TX

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Minimum Education Required:

High School/GED



Additional Qualifications/Responsibilities:


  • 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.

  • 5S (Organization/Standardization) experience or knowledge desirable.


  • Ability to pass a drug screen & background check.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office – Strong Excel skills.

  • Must be able to interpret Blueprints/schematics.

  • Oil and Gas Technical knowledge.

  • Ability to multitask in fast paced environment.

  • Must have a strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to meet or exceed standards as established by the department.

  • Ability to adapt and be cross-trained to learn all job duties.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and departments.

  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS (visit 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.)

  • Employees and their spouse enrolled in a medical plan can receive up to $350 (pre-tax) each per year for participating in Choose Well-being Rewards.

  • 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.