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Purchasing Specialist

Location : Houston, TX
Job Type : Contract
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :


Seeking to hire a Senior Purchasing Specialist (Procurement / Buyer) to support the  LNG project.    We are seeking a Senior Purchasing/Buyer who has worked for an EPC company.

Duties and responsibilities of the Purchasing Specialist/Buyer /Procurement includes

  • Under general direction, executes cradle to grave purchasing activities (including bid, evaluate, award cycle, execution of agreements, execution of changes, price and schedule negotiations) for a specific commodity group across all projects. 

  • Negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers for the procurement of goods, services and supplies. 

  • Drive cost reduction initiatives in a specific Category group.

  • Understand, track, and forecast the key cost drivers and market factors for assigned Category group.

  • Assist in developing a Category specific sourcing strategies to support corporate and divisional objectives, providing the company competitive advantage in the areas of materials, supplies, and services and ensure the alignment with Engineering

  • Identify corrective actions and measures in case of quality or schedule issues with suppliers

  • Works closely with Engineering and the projects

  • Assures that problems will reported timely to the projects and senior procurement management

  • Locate, analyze, and develop a consolidated supplier base to meet current and future Category needs.

  • Create and maintain mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement

  • Provide input to drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process, procedures and tools

  • Conducts the orderly closeout of Procurement operations, including settlement of claims and back-charges, and resolving punch list items assigned to Procurement

  • Participates in important negotiations and for claim negotiations in their Category Group at a high level. 

Required Qualifications :

Qualifications and Skills required:

Skills required for this job are typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management or Business,  and 7+ years of Procurement and Supply Chain Management experience in a global EPC company executing contracts in key industries, such as oil and gas, LNG, petrochemical, chemical, etc.

  • Experience in purchasing or subcontracts, including bid, evaluate, award cycle, execution of agreements, execution of changes, price and schedule negotiations, and commercial strategy. 

  • Proven track record in cost reduction programs

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in order to flow goals and directives and effectively communicate commercial solutions and concepts to procurement personnel and non-procurement personnel

  • Ability to work in a complex schedule driven work environment

  • Procurement experience in “lump-sum” business

  • Experience with e-procurement tools, such as e-bidding or e-auctions

  • Computer proficiency as well as intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office products.

  • Strong negotiation skills with a proven track record in cost reduction and control.


In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or who have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position


Skills :
buyer EPC purchasing
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