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Expeditor (Temporary) in Houston, TX at CIRCOR Career Site

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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LOCATION:  Houston, TX

DIRECT REPORTING: Sr. Manager, Supply Chain




Position Summary

The Expeditor role purchases and expedites equipment, commodities, parts, and services from MRP and MRO Requisitions within a growing company that provides highly engineered flow control solutions.

Principal Activities

  • Maintains frequent communication with suppliers, from order placement to receipt, to ensure quality and schedules are met
  • Develops and monitors supplier recovery plans as necessary for quality issues or schedule delays
  • Communicates risks and changes of supplier orders with Supply Chain planning and scheduling.
  • Solicits and reviews supplier quotations
  • Issues purchase orders for procurement of small dollar equipment, commodities, parts, and services from MRP and MRO requirements
  • Assists and supports Distributed Valve Supply Chain Continuous Improvements and CIRCOR Operation System initiatives
  • Processes urgent Capital and Aftermarket purchases for site shop support 
  • Provides additional support and coverage for local buyers during their absence
  • Supports the prequalification process for potential suppliers
  • Reconciles Bill of Materials (BOMs) to planned orders and issued Purchase Orders (POs)
  • Reviews vendor PO promise dates and receipt of materials by performing a physical check of the receiving area if required
  • Maintains and reports metrics on supplier performance and other assigned objectives
  • Maintains good relations with supplier personnel
  • Resolves receiving discrepancies by comparing purchase order(s) to delivery documentation
  • Assures an uninterrupted flow of materials, supplies, and services required for smooth, overall operation
  • Follows up purchases as necessary via email or phone to expedite orders, change amounts, materials, specifications, etc.
  • Assists with maintenance of the MRP Planning Parameter
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Highly organized self-starter requiring minimal supervision.
  • Ability to follow standard work processes.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  • Knowledge of materials management, purchasing methods, and expediting procedures.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Must be able to work with the team in developing improved work processes for the department.
  • Foundation level knowledge of standard ERP/ MRP principles and practices.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience, intermediate Excel skills required 

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred, or combination of post-high school education and experience. 2-5 years of experience in purchasing/expediting in a custom engineered manufacturing organization in an order or make to order ERP/MRP driven manufacturing environment. Understanding of general manufacturing practices, policies, and processes. APICS CPIM certification preferred.

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities


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