Senior Buyer

Req ID:  62669

Houston, TX, US, 77041

Date:  Jan 23, 2023



The Senior Buyer will plan and prepare production schedules for manufacturing of industrial products. You will coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, fasteners and advertising for the organization.



Obtain materials from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need.

Select competent suppliers and develop alternate sources of supply, subject to travel for the purpose of vendor evaluation or selection.

Follow up purchases as necessary through correspondence or telephone to expedite order, change amounts, material, specifications, etc.

Review and check material requisitions, purchase orders, vendor invoices, receiving slips, etc.

Prepare purchase orders, checking invoices, filing and maintaining records and files. Prepare reports as necessary.

Negotiate with vendors.

Compare purchase order acknowledgments from vendors with purchase orders entered into the computer system to discover and correct discrepancies in pricing and delivery dates.

Obtain proof of delivery from vendors and check inventory for missing items to assist in resolving accounts payable problems.




Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite programs, including excellent Excel skills (ability

A demonstrated ability to develop strategic relationships with suppliers.

Quickbooks experience.

Expert-level familiarity with ERP systems, SAP.

Excel skills, including pivot tables and VLOOKUPs.

The ability to read and interpret blueprints.

MUST be a Multi-tasker

A team player approach.






Bachelors degree in Business or related or equivalent experience.

5 to 8 years of experience as a Buyer or similar role in industrial, heavy manufacturing and/or oil & gas environments, including purchasing for:

Castings and raw materials, ideally metals in plate, bar or sheet form.

Fabrication and machine parts.

Pumps and motors new products

Pumps and motors spare parts


Experience in a mature purchasing/sourcing function, and the ability to apply expertise in these areas.

CPIM or CSCP is a plus

Nearest Major Market: Houston