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Buyer in Houston, TX at CIRCOR Career Site

Date Posted: 10/17/2018

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Job Description


BUSINESS: Pipeline Engineering

LOCATION: Houston, Texas

DIRECT REPORTING: Senior Project Manager

FUNCTIONAL REPORTING: Senior Purchasing Manager

CIRCOR Energy is a global manufacturer of highly engineered valve and pipeline products that continuously develops precision technologies to improve our customer's ability to control the flow of the world's natural resources, from sub-sea to land, and in severe environments.


Position Summary

The buyer manages all procurement activities for assigned commodities, they will coordinate and support purchasing activities including: requests for proposals, purchase orders, receiving discrepancies, invoice discrepancies and supplier returns.



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 Purchasing Manager to any situation impeding production workflow.





Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Understanding of overall materials flow and other functions linked to the Supply Chain.
  • Price negotiation, price analysis, supplier selection.
  • High ethical standards. 
  • Models and supports organization’s goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Strong time management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  • Works well in a group problem solving situations; presents ideas and information in a positive manner
  • Develops alternative solutions; displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment
  • Displays original thinking and creativity; Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Self-Motivator
  • 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 matrixed organization.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for process improvement and use of Lean tools.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to coach, assess, evaluate, develop, motivate and empower others.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


Education & Experience

  • High school diploma
  • 2-5 years of progressive experience in materials and Supply Chain


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