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Buyer/Sourcing Specialist

PORT NECHES, Texas, United States

Sourcing Specialist needed for long term in plant assignment in Pt. Neches, Texas. Additional details include but are not limited to:

 

Job Summary:

Purchase materials required for shop operations, consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need.  Develop and maintain positive supplier relationships. Coordinate information flow to management regarding supplier performance.  Perform special projects as assigned. 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 to 10 years purchasing experience in a related field.
  • Experience using SAP system or equivalent business system.
  • A high degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Must have experience purchasing or managing MRO commodities
  • Experience in the chemical or petrochemical industry is desirable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Purchase materials required for shop operations, consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need.
  • Expedite documentation and deliveries of orders to maintain on-time delivery requirements.
  • Effectively use SAP to create and maintain purchase orders in a timely manner.
  • Effectively interact / communicate with manufacturing, engineering, project management and suppliers regarding order status.
  • Document and advise requisitioner of critical changes in orders status.
  • Build, develop and manage professional relationships with key suppliers and customers yielding effective partnerships.
  • Perform other purchasing duties including bid tab creation, maintain PO / Proposal logs and folders, and supplier setup.
  • Support category sourcing strategies including development and execution of sourcing events; document bid process through supplier communication; drive the selection of suppliers in collaboration with cross-functional teams; conduct supplier negotiations; and ongoing supplier management.
  • Developing negotiation strategies, gain alignment from stakeholders, lead cross-functional, category-based negotiation teams, and implement appropriate supplier risk analysis.
  • Use current spend information/data and business knowledge to identify sourcing projects for individual subcategories and develop an overall cost reduction plan.
  • Create and defend category strategies and decisions with sound analytics. Collaborate with key analytical support functions; synthesize results.

NOTE: no per diem/no relo offered for this position.


Type: Contract

Reference ID: 5275