Buyer II
Ref No.: 17-01241
Location: Houston, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 04/25/2017 to 10/21/2017
Job Title: Buyer II
Location: Houston, TX
Duration: 6 months

Job Description:

TWIC is not required at this site (Morris, Illinois). No per diem provided. SAP is preferred but not required. Materials and service experience, but more service than materials. Chemical plant, petrochemical (downstream) highly preferred. Long-term position.

This position supports Enterprise project execution by procuring required materials and equipment efficiently and effectively in accordance with all applicable Enterprise policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Negotiate commercial aspects of contracts of materials and services for local or regional locations.
• Placing orders for all material and services.
• Entering requisitions in SAP for materials to be purchased.
• Substituting lower cost, safe, quality material, services, and/or equipment.
• Controlling purchase order budgets by contractor.
• Reviewing proposals and selecting vendor to provide materials/services.
• Auditing contractors' and subcontractors' purchasing documentation.
• Maintaining and updating off-site library repositories as required by agencies.
• Assuring all change orders are properly documented and processed.
• Material Management SAP Functionality.
• Coordinates Client-positioning of surplus and salvage through investment recovery across multiple projects to reduce costs.
• Standardize tools, equipment, and supplies as required across several projects to reduce cost.
• Coordination of construction contractor materials and supplies.
• Expediting materials and supplies.
• Support CPI initiatives and utilize Procurement Card Program.
• Purchases volume $10-$30 million.

KEY COMPENTENCIES:
• Knowledge and experience in multi-discipline vendor accounting and manufacturing industries with specific expertise in procurement and auditing.
• Must be able to demonstrate good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proficient in the use of common office and technical software (Microsoft Office Suite, email, Windows, SAP, Primavera, etc.).
• Must be able to demonstrate good analytical and decision-making skills.
• Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
• Ability to write simple correspondence.
• Ability to effectively present information to other employees of the organization.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form
• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.