Buyer II

Buyer II
Location: Houston, TX 77041
Duration: 12 Months
Work hours - 7:30am-4pm, Mon-Fri 

Work duties: 
 Converting approved reqs to POs 
 Issuing POs to suppliers 
 Comparing pricing between previous and current year to ensure best rates possible 
 Expediting orders already placed with supplier, working out deliveries dates. 
 Interacting with operations 
 Understanding upcoming order requirements 
 Communicating with suppliers 
 Other activities as requested 
 
 
 Requirements: 
 2+ years of experience 
 Oracle experience preferred 
 Experience expediting orders, working with suppliers. 
 
 Work closely with the assigned business segments following an individual work plan and meeting day-to-day short-term objectives. Has the ability to resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. Key responsibilities include: Responsible for assigned commodities to meet the requirements including achieving lowest possible cost for material, balanced against optimum quality and schedule needs. Responsibility to provide training or coaching to Buyers on the team. Evaluate current and anticipated requirements, determine potential sources, obtain bids, and plan programs to meet business needs. Work with sourcing team, supporting sourcing activities, including supplier qualification, supplier evaluation and corrective action follow-up. Communicate with global sourcing team for global project and liaise with P&L sourcing team. Coordinate Central sourcing activities to accomplish business initiatives. Qualifications: 1. High School Diploma or equivalent 2. 3 years work experience in the assigned commodity, supply chain or purchasing 3. Solid communication and analytical skills 

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