Specialist, Procurement - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)


  full-time   employee

United States

Title: Specialist, Procurement

Location: US-US-TX-Houston

Job Number: 1079295


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:

Purchasing Specialist

Position Description/Job Responsibilities

Functional job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Under general direction, Executes and supervises cradle to grave purchasing activities (including bid, evaluate, award cycle, execution of agreements, execution of changes, price and schedule negotiations) for a specific commodity 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.

Assist in developing a Category specific sourcing strategies to support corporate and divisional objectives, providing the company competitive advantage in the areas of materials, supplies, and services and ensure the alignment with Engineering

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

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

Participates in important negotiations and for claim negotiations in their Category Group at a high level.



Skills required for this job are

typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree,

preferably in Supply Chain Management or Business, and 3

years of Procurement

and Supply Chain Management experience with a global EPC company executing

contracts in key industries, such as oil and gas, LNG, petrochemical, chemical,



in purchasing or subcontracts, including bid, evaluate, award cycle, execution

of agreements, execution of changes, price and schedule negotiations, and

commercial strategy.


track record in cost reduction programs


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


to work in a complex schedule driven work environment


must have strong analytical skills, Microsoft Excel proficiency, and

proficiency in SAP


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