General Electric Senior Category Manager (OFS) - Houston, TX in HOUSTON, Texas

Role Summary:

About Us:

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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Role Summary:

Baker Hughes, a GE company is currently hiring a Senior Category Manager based in Houston, Texas.

In this role, you will have global responsibility for managing contract labor suppliers, which includes strategy, execution, cost reduction and compliance.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the global and regional supplier strategy

  • Execute strategy to drive cost reduction and spend control

  • Negotiates pricing, terms and conditions for supplier agreements

  • Ensure all compliance with local government laws, regulations and policies

  • Develop and execute negotiation strategies to secure cost advantage in the market

  • Analyze data and business intelligence to identify and exploit trends in the market

  • Ability to work in a cross functional and matrix organization

  • Expand supplier relationships to ensure high service levels with competitive pricing

  • Monitors supplier compliance and performance against established contracts and processes

  • Responsible for issue resolution and common processes ensuring continuous improvement

  • Identify and implement complementary enabling technologies

  • Handles special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or relevant field of study

  • 10+ years of experience in sourcing/procurement for indirect spend

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office systems

  • SAP knowledge and experience

  • Strong negotiation and contract skills and strong alliance management skills

  • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities

  • Excellent ability to communicate with internal customers and suppliers

  • Thorough knowledge of Master Supply Agreement (MSA) content and structure, including, but not limited to, legal terms and conditions, payment terms, as well as RFP development and execution

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong multi-task/time management/organization skills

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong facilitation skills

  • Project management and change leadership skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Strong presentation skills


Houston, TX

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Locations: United States; Texas; HOUSTON

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.