Pruchasing Professional
Bradsby Group - Bakersfield, CA

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Purchasing Professional - Bakersfield

Position Key Deliverables:
: Handle all phases of the supply chain process, communicating effectively with

business partners, suppliers, contractors and other personnel, throughout the

activity cycle

: Manage bid process: determine appropriate recipients using selection

procedures; evaluate proposals with the business partner to identify the best

business solution; prepare bid documentation and present recommendations

: Capital/Expense cost savings through effective buying practices and cost


: Continuous improvement of Suppliers through the utilization of lean principles

: Sound Contract Agreements -- Create Well Defined Agreements that provide

Aera with a competitive advantage.

Value Improvements in:
: Managing Supplier Relationships (Process And Commodity)

: Negotiating Contract Pricing; Cost Savings Ideas

: Reconditioning and reusing existing Idle or Surplus Assets

Roles and Responsibilities:
: Provide responsive & effective contracting support to Aera customers

: Research and develop recommendations for improving supply chain category

strategies; advise category champions

: Work closely with suppliers to implement and sustain waste reducing projects to

improve productivity and safety

: Create and manage sound contracts with Aera suppliers

: Prevent/resolve contract non-compliance and non-conformance problems

: Proactively identify supply chain improvement opportunities to help Aera achieve

business goals

: Collaborate with Procurement Team members to standardize and continuously

improve procurement-related business processes

: Comply with Procurement guidelines and standard procedures

: Perform assigned Business Control Plan Tests

Critical Skills and Knowledge:
: Good to Excellent knowledge of MS Office, SAP, Business Objects

: Able to read, write and negotiate contracts and develop supply chain category


: Able to analyze procurement data in SAP and Business Objects to identify

improvement opportunities

: Able to cause map problems and develop effective corrective actions

: Knowledge of strategic supply chain management and total cost leadership


: Able to apply Lean thinking principles to identify and reduce waste

: Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize issues, manage diversity and

develop creative solutions to achieve results. ,

: Good business communication, conflict resolution and facilitation skills

: Strong Negotiating and Analytical Skills

: Financial Analysis Skills

Experience/Education Requirements:
: Bachelors Degree in Business/Supply Chain Management/Industrial Engineering

or related field required, Master of Business Administration Desirable

: 5-10 Years of Purchasing/Supply Chain Management experience in the

Upstream Oil and Gas Industry.

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