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Procurement & Materials Specialist

Bakersfield, California


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Procurement & Materials Specialist partners with operations and engineering stakeholders  to determine needs and procures material and services from Chevron preferred suppliers to support turbine equipment and assets.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Liaises with Supply Chain Management team, CPP project teams, operations, warehouse or material storage locations and suppliers on the purchase and delivery of materials. 

  • Expedites orders as needed.

  • Receives materials into inventory as needed.

  • Maintains, develops and implements procedures  for adequate inventory levels. Conducts accurate cycle counts.

  • Supports the investment recovery for utilization and disposition of assets. Coordinates and transacts parts and material to be repaired.

  • Assists with planning of equipment needs for planned and unplanned outages for all facilities.

  • Stages material and equipment for outages. 

This position requires regular travel within a 60 mile radius of the Bakersfield office on an as needed basis. Potential for additional domestic travel less than 10 percent of the time is possible.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School degree and in lieu of a Bachelor’s or Associates degree, candidates should have at least three (3) years of progressive supply chain and procurement experience in the industrial products, oil and gas, petrochemical or equivalent industries.

  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in procurement, materials management, inventory management or warehouse management

  • Demonstrate excellent organization, business planning and communication skills

  • Strong orientation to results and achievement while delivering the highest levels of customer service

  • Demonstrated professionalism and strong influencing skills

  • Capable of building quality relationships with suppliers

  • Ability to analyze data, think critically and problem solve

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply knowledge regarding new systems and processes

  • Ability to receive and track inventory

  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed with minimal supervision.

  • Capable of driving a forklift or operating warehouse machinery

  • Fluent in English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting electronic sourcing activities

  • Knowledge of SMART Procurement System, Materials Management/Inventory Control Databases, PowerBI and SAP, or advanced Excel (v-lookups, formulas)

  • Knowledge of oil and gas/ pipeline/ power generation

  • External Certifications: APICS, PMP, or equivalent

  • Exposure to Lean principles, systems, and tools

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at

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