Purchasing Specialist | Schlumberger

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Purchasing Specialist

Bogota, D.C., Capital District, Colombia - Colombia

About SLB

Together we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet. With operations in 120 countries, we have more than 98,000 from 170 different nationalities; we lead the industry focused on diversity and inclusion. Visit www.slb.com for more information.

About this role

The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for ensuring items or services are purchased from specified suppliers and are delivered upon agreed terms and conditions, seeking maximum value for the company including agreed time and cost. The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for delivering high-quality purchasing services on a day-to-day basis according to defined procedures, respecting quantity, quality and timing. This person ensures quality of services provided and contributes to improvement and knowledge management of purchasing processes.


  • Be responsible for purchase order (PO) processing.
  • Support the user defining purchase requests when needed.
  • Define the correct buying channel for each request; choose the best supplier in terms of price, quality and lead time.
  • Ensure that a PO is created correctly (BORG info, currencies, quantity, etc.), and follow up on any issues related to PO creation.
  • Create and dispatch supplier POs to supplier.
  • Involve the Procurement Specialist Spot Buyer in spot buys when no catalogs are available.
  • Involve the Procurement Specialist Field in spot buys when local knowledge is required or if purchase threshold is exceeded.
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with suppliers and P2P Specialist.
  • Escalate complex issues to the Category Procurement Leader.
  • Perform knowledge management.
  • Perform problem solving for noncomplex issues with operations users.
  • Trigger catalog and buying guide updates when required.
  • Propose documentation changes and process improvements when required.
  • Track deviations and raise nonconformances in QUEST.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects

Qualifications and Requirements

Essential Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineer, Business Administration, Supply chain or related fields.

Advance English is required.

0 to 2 years of professional experience in Supply chain

Other skills and abilities

Focus and results-oriented

Excellent verbal communications

Proactive and self-learner

SLB as an employer

As a leading employer in our industry, SLB is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.