Principal Specialist, Procurement - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States

Title: Principal Specialist, Procurement

Location: US-US-TX-Houston

Job Number: 1075272


When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, and services company, we support the hydrocarbon and government services markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business units, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know We Deliver.

With operations in 40 countries, KBR has more than 34,000 people delivering services to customers in over 80 countries. Together they represent an unmatched reservoir of talent and experience in a wide range of markets.

Join us and you'll be part of a dynamic, elite team of professionals who understand what it takes to get a job done and has the experience, knowledge and determination to succeed.

Position Title:

Principal Specialist, Procurement

Position Description/Job Responsibilities

Functional job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Under limited direction, Executes cradle to grave purchasing activities (including bid, evaluate, award cycle, execution of agreements, execution of changes, price and schedule negotiations) for a specific category group across all projects.

Negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers for the procurement of goods, services and supplies.

Drive cost reduction initiatives in a specific Category group.

Understand, track, and forecast the key cost drivers and market factors for assigned Category group.

Identify corrective actions and measures in case of quality or schedule issues with suppliers

Works closely with Engineering and the projects

Assures that problems will reported timely to the projects and senior procurement management

Help locate, analyze, and develop a consolidated supplier base to meet current and future Category needs.

Create and maintain mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement

Provide input to drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process, procedures and tools

Conducts the orderly closeout of Procurement operations, including settlement of claims and back-charges, and resolving punch list items assigned to Procurement

Lead price negotiations and for claim negotiations in their Category Group.



Skills required for this job are typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree and 7

years of Procurement and Supply Chain Management experience in a global EPC company executing contracts in key industries, such as oil and gas, LNG, petrochemical, chemical, etc.

Experience in purchasing or subcontracts, including bid, evaluate, award cycle, execution of agreements, execution of changes, price and schedule negotiations, and commercial strategy.

Proven track record in cost reduction programs

Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in order to flow goals and directives and effectively communicate commercial solutions and concepts to procurement personnel and non-procurement personnel

Ability to work in a complex schedule driven work environment

Procurement experience in “lump-sum” business

Experience with e-procurement tools, such as e-bidding or e-auctions

Computer literacy as well as intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office products.

Strong negotiation skills with a proven track record in cost reduction and control.



KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Procurement & Materials