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Buyer/Planner in Houston, TX at Circor Career Site

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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Job Description



LOCATION:  Houston, TX

DIRECT REPORTING: Sr. Manager, Supply Chain



Position Summary

Manage all procurement activities for assigned commodities, coordinates and supports purchasing activities including request for proposals, purchase orders, receiving discrepancies, invoice discrepancies, and supplier returns. Also, develop production plan for all assigned commodities. Schedule, adjust and maintain a workable plan to satisfy customer demand while working within stated capacity constraints. Work closely with all departments to maximize on time delivery both at a work order level and to the customer.

Principal Activities

Identifies and requisitions MRP inventory and non-MRP inventory requirements to meet production planning and sales requirements for assigned commodities.

Assists in purchase order acknowledgements (contract acceptance) with suppliers and updates MRP system.

Assists in purchase order placement (contract offers) with suppliers.

Manages open purchase order report to resolve late and partial shipments with suppliers and updates MRP system.

Processes purchase order revision requests in MRP SYSTEM and communicates with suppliers.

Manages incoming shipment discrepancies with Receiving and/or suppliers.

Resolves invoice discrepancies with Finance and/or suppliers.

Authorizes procurement of inventory, tooling and MRO items within established signature authority guidelines.

Ensures and maintains MRP system data integrity for supplier data including unit price, delivered lead-time, and EOQ.

Identifies and eliminates "non-value added" department activities.

Files and maintains purchase order packages' (purchase order, acknowledgement, requisition) data integrity.

Assists with preparation of request for proposal packages including drawings.

Distributes request for proposal packages and manages due dates with suppliers.

Resolves or notifies Manager to any situation impeding production workflow.

Develop, update, and maintain planning parameters / item master data for all assigned manufactured product lines.

Level Load work center(s) to minimize down time and improve overall efficiency

Execute MRP or other action messages in a timely manner.

Escalate situations that could delay delivery to the customer

Participate in various meetings to communicate and resolve issues that arise or plan for future events.

Create, update, publish, communicate data, relative to your area of responsibility, through written or verbal reporting

Work closely with cross functional teams in support of continuous improvement efforts.

Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

Understanding of overall materials flow and other functions linked to the Supply Chain

Price negotiation, price analysis, supplier selection

Excellent knowledge of ERP systems and MRP. Knowledge in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Extensive knowledge of production and inventory management and control concepts

Understanding of overall materials flow and other functions linked to the Supply Chain

High ethical standards. Models and supports organization’s goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation.

Uses time effectively, prioritizes and organizes work flow; can orchestrate multiple activities at once.

Agility and personal adaptability with the ability to successfully management multiple priorities with a high sense of urgency in a rapidly changing environment.

Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.

Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in a group problem solving situations; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention; displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions includes appropriate people in decision-making process.

Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.

Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; strives for continuous improvement of self and processes.

Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy; enjoys challenges; drives for results. Versatility, flexibility and a wiliness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media, tactful, confident, at all levels, internal and external.

Ability to provide cross-functional and organizational leadership within a highly matrix organization.

Demonstrated aptitude for process improvement and use of Lean and Six-Sigma resources and tools.

Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to coach, assess, evaluate, develop, motivate and empower others.

Excellent Organizational and data entry skills.

Ability to work effectively with others and as a team player or team leader.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables. Ability to make decisions in a fast moving environment. 


Education & Experience

Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance, Accounting, Materials, Business or related field preferred or equivalent experience.

2-5 years of progressive experience in materials and Supply Chain, production control, planning or scheduling.

APIC certification preferred


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