Venture Global LNG (“Venture Global”) is a long-term, low-cost provider of American-produced liquefied natural gas. The company’s two Louisiana-based export projects service the global demand for North American natural gas and support the long-term development of clean and reliable North American energy supplies. Using reliable, proven technology in an innovative plant design configuration, Venture Global’s modular, mid-scale plant design will replace traditional designs as it allows for the same efficiency and operational reliability at significantly lower capital cost.

We are seeking an experienced team member to join us as a Sourcing and Contracts Specialist within the Procurement function in downtown Houston.  The Contracts and Sourcing Specialist position requires an in-depth knowledge of basic contracting functions. The Contracts and Sourcing Specialist must be able to apply this knowledge when reviewing requisitions to find the best opportunity for Venture Global with respect to cost, quality and on time completion.


The job duties and responsibilities for the Contracts and Sourcing Specialist include generating requests for proposals, issuing purchasing contracts and negotiating agreements for services performed for Venture Global’s projects and operations. The Contracts and Sourcing Specialist must be familiar with all basic contracting concepts and practices and procurement strategies. In addition, but not necessarily limited to, the Contracts and Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Applying procurement strategies and advising on strategic direction to maximize value in support of business objectives
  • Applying supply chain techniques to maximize value to the business and ensure best practices are being implemented
  • Generating requests for quotation, issuing Purchase Orders for the procurement of materials and equipment
  • Understanding standard terms and conditions in agreements and how they protect the company from risks and liabilities with minimal supervision
  • Negotiating agreement terms and conditions and strategic pricing with minimal supervision
  • Ensuring continuity of supply through applying business requirements in accordance with Procurement’s policies and procedures
  • Applying knowledge of vendor capabilities while developing bid lists and bid packages for the purchases with minimal supervision
  • Evaluating vendor proposals to ensure cost, quality, and schedule with minimal supervision
  • Providing procurement customer recommendations of vendor selections obtained through the evaluation of vendor proposals and other comparative analysis
  • Assisting internal and external customers with meeting objectives of cost, quality, and schedule while maintaining positive working relationships
  • Ensuring all agreements and purchases follow all company policies and procedures and with all federal, state and local laws and regulations



  • Bachelor degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or other related discipline is preferred
  • Legal experience a plus
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a purchasing/procurement environment is required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a purchasing/procurement environment required in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers is required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a purchasing/procurement environment is required


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Familiar with industry related commodities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capable of building strong relationships with internal customers, as well as vendors
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and time management skills
  • Able to work in a team and take direction from management
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and organization skills
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, safety of company assets and employees and the general public
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SAP and Coupa systems
  • May be required to work non-traditional hours as needed
  • May be required to carry a cell phone and respond as needed during working and non-working hours
  • Position may be filled at various levels depending on experience and job skills of successful candidate


Working Conditions:

  • Based in Houston Headquarters
  • Job level and salary commensurate with experience and skill sets
  • May be required to carry a cell phone and respond as needed during working and non-working hours
  • May be required to work non-traditional hours as needed


Venture Global LNG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.


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