Houston, TX 77073 | Temp To Hire

Post Date: 11/17/2017 Job ID: 43802 Industry: Purchasing Pay Rate: $18-$24


TPI Staffing is now HIRING for 20+ opportunities in the Tomball and Greenspoint areas!!! The roles are first and second shift opportunities with pay rates of $12-$30.00/hr depending on experience and position.

Buyer - Houston, Texas 77073

We are hiring a Buyer for a Temp- to-Hire position in the Northwest Houston area for our client in the energy sector. Position pays $18.00 - $24.00/hr. depending on experience, w ork hours are from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM and . Candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of supply chain best practices and operations and must be able to manage multiple projects to accomplish goals and ultimately save the company money by creative purchasing practices. This key person will also perform all purchasing functions to include effective sourcing and procurement of all products and services. Will also ensure that inventory levels are maintained and all products are of good quality and shipped on a timely basis. 

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  • First and foremost, negotiate best possible price, terms and delivery schedules.
  • The selection and management of suppliers approved by company policy and guidelines.
  • Maintaining accuracy of purchase order data: including items, quantities, due dates, special instructions and terms and conditions and receipt dates.
  • Ensure product delivery according to project scheduling and convey such to all related parties.
  • Maintain inventory at desired levels.
  • Utilizing "Just in Time Purchasing" measures to synchronize product deliveries and production schedule.
  • Process material requisitions and issue purchase orders in accounting system according to quotes, sales orders and contracts.
  • Identify savings opportunities and work with production and sales to confirm and implement such savings.
  • Continuous improvement and establishing key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to performance against goals.
  • Ensure that all products are of good quality and meet company standards.
  • Coordinate with other departments as needed to ensure timely, accurate and complete paper flow, material shipping and receiving; job completion and payables and receivables processing.
  • Resolving problems with supplier delivery dates, receipt transactions and invoice discrepancies.
  • Keeping Management informed of whereabouts of material at all times
  • Maintaining open communications with representatives for respective suppliers on such matters as product availability, shipping requirements, lead-times and forecasted needs.
  • Maintaining proper and accurate documentation on: Vendors, Product specifications, MSDS - requirements
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of 2 years of purchasing experience in manufacturing, must have raw materials knowledge.
  • Positive, self-motivated attitude and willing to work hard to accomplish personal and company objectives.
  • Very strong negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Basic knowledge of contracts.
  • Ability to work in small to medium size company environment where both speed, multi-tasking and accuracy are critically important.
  • Strong customer service orientation and communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, tact and diplomacy while at the same time identifying opportunities to save money and getting the best price for the company.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially with Excel.
  • Excellent people skills are required. Must have the ability to be self-managed and work in a team environment.
  • Prefer bilingual English/ Spanish.

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