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Operations Buyer

Houston, Texas, United States

Sector: Supply Chain/Purchasing/Procurement

Posted: 4/13/2023

Ref: BH-230646

Kaitlyn Palividas
Consultant: Kaitlyn Palividas
About the Role

The Operations Buyer reports to the Process Optimization Team Lead.

The successful candidate will hold the following accountabilities:
  • Purchases materials, equipment, supplies, and services of a specialized or complex nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures.
  • Issues purchase orders and confirms with the selected supplier the purchase order number, quantity, unit pricing, shipping terms, payment terms.
  • Ensures that the purchase order is closed upon receipt of all items or completion of all services provided.
  • Periodically reviews all open orders to determine whether expediting, cancellation, or closure of the purchase order is necessary.
  • May resolve any discrepancies between the invoice, purchase order, and receiving documents.
  • May write and distribute bid invitations or requests for proposals; receives and analyzes bids, quotes, and proposals.
  • May be responsible for creation of part numbers and/or bill of materials and for setting up the part numbers and/or bill of materials into the system.
  • May reviews bid proposals and negotiates purchase orders within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  • May create and edit price books.
Essential Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Economics, or equivalent Business degree or commiserate experience in lieu of a bachelor’s degree
  • Highly proficient skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with SAP and OpenInvoice, preferred
  • Minimum 2-year work experience
Desirable Experience
  • Communicate and coordinate across a broad spectrum of technical and non-technical work groups
  • Strong team-working skills and ability to effectively influence and build alignment with individuals and within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Able to understand and analyze complex issues, in a fast-paced environment, identify alternatives and select an appropriate course of action to achieve desired outcome.
  • Interpret and analyze data with the ability to draw out information and insights
  • Interpret complex contracts and apply principles to ongoing activities
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills. Communicates with clarity and integrity and understands the need for constant and consistent dialog and integration among different stakeholders.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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