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Procurement Specialist

Houston, TX 77032

Posted: 04/22/2019 Industry: Administrative Job Number: 21874
  • Plans sourcing of goods and services to support manufacturing and operations strategic plans at the plant level 
  • Complies with and executes Category Management strategy in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Issues purchase orders in response to material requirements established by manufacturing, field operations or project management 
  • Implements agreements for local procurement of goods and services not covered under Category Management
  • Creates request for quotations (RFQ) or organizes competitive biddings from various suppliers to obtain best quality, delivery and price for goods and services 
  • Assists in working with Business Development and Technology to set specifications for products and services to attain market leverage without compromising specified requirements
  • When applicable, documents single and sole source justification and maintains files to support single and sole source supplier choice
  • Expedites, de-expedites and issues change orders to meet manufacturing, field plant or project demands
  • Requests and justifies disqualification of suppliers as needed
  • Resolves systemic or process oriented Goods and Invoice Receipt Issues (GRIR)
  • Analyzes and resolves blocked invoice issues
  • Assesses supplier performance and conducts reviews with suppliers 
  • Facilitates discussions between internal customers and suppliers
  • Mentors and trains procurement personnel, as needed

Skills are typically acquired through completion of an undergraduate degree in a related field and at least 2 years of experience. Basic procurement certification preferred.
Education Undergraduate Degree in General Disciplines Yes Experience Basic procurement certificate preferred Yes Experience in a Procurement Specialist or similar role 2 years

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