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Buyer, NA Energy, Logistics, & Waste Management

Houston, TX 77002
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Essential Functions

Apply best-practice processes, tools, and techniques to:

  • Support internal customers, interfaces with them to ensure best overall value is being taken into consideration on all product/commodity acquisitions

  • Consolidate the needs on a N.A. basis in order to achieve competitive advantage and cost savings.

  • Perform analysis on cost data and provide recommendations for cost svgs. and additional value add items to Internal Stakeholders

  • Create and develop Purchasing Strategies for the commodities in line with facilities strategic targets and Vallourec Group Purchasing Strategies and Policies.

  • Interface and communicate with the global lead buyer to identify opportunities to leverage the spend on a world wide basis

  • Prepares invitations to quote (RFQs), effectively sources and obtains proposals on assigned requirements

  • Analyze commercial offers and proceed to their comparison and recommendations for equalization.

  • Elaborate negotiation strategies, taking into consideration the targets of the acquisition process. Lead the negotiations with the selected suppliers, according to the defined strategy,

  • Optimize the supplier base through evaluation of information and benchmarking of suppliers.

  • Continuously evaluate the supplier market and market trends.

  • Identify and implement purchasing levers to reduce the total cost of ownership by submitting recommendations for savings or process improvement initiatives.

  • Manage all aspects of the purchasing contracts and agreements for the commodity, including contract review, negotiation, writing and approval, release, compliance to terms and conditions and contract compliance throughout the term of the agreement.

  • Manage relationships between Vallourec companies and the suppliers on their scope, including assisting with the qualification and evaluation of these

  • Manage and optimize supplier performance, including continuous improvement, and innovations.

  • Find, assist and counsel prospective suppliers to enhance their abilities to compete.

Job Responsibilities

  • Interface with local buyers to develop, implement and maintain commodity strategy.

  • This may require travel as needed.

  • Lead collaborative, cross-functional teams to obtain competitive advantage for the local business units.

  • Completion of certain miscellaneous tasks as assigned by management.

  • Comply with all Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) rules required for the work environment.

Education & Experience:

  • This position minimally requires a Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management, or a similar business or engineering concentration.

  • A minimum 3 years experience in supply chain concentration in Logistic field is required

Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires strong oral and written communication skills, excellent developed interpersonal skills, effective negotiation skills, strong understanding of purchasing process and tools in an industrial environment, and a basic understanding of contract law.

  • Requires excellent team building skills and ability to communicate with Facility Purchasing manager and other commodity buyers.

  • Ability to read, analyze and understand technical subjects such as technical specifications, technical procedures, process descriptions, etc.

  • Ability to write well-structured, professional reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior-level management.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Has to be driven, self-managing and well organized.

  • Strong ability to use Windows Office Application Software (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, etc)

  • Basic knowledge of master production scheduling, material requirements planning, inventory control and production control.

This job description reflects the general details of the specific job identified and is not necessarily a complete listing of all the work requirements that may be involved in the job.


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Posted: 2023-01-21 Expires: 2023-02-19
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