Houston, TX 77041

Posted: 01/16/2019 Employment Type: Temp To Hire Industry: Purchasing Job Number: 45976 Pay Rate: $17 - $22


TPI Staffing is looking for a Buyer/Planner in the NW Houston area for a Temp to Hire opportunity paying $17 to $22 per hour with great benefits. You will support operations with an uninterrupted flow of raw materials, finished goods, or services. The Buyer/Planner must have five or more years of experience working in a fast paced, high volume MRP manufacturing environment!


  • Analyzes material planning requirements for specific production areas, and maintain appropriate levels of materials and supplies in stock.
  • Analyzes and orders, reschedules, or cancels raw materials from suppliers, based on material requirements in JDE with use of Material Requirement Planning (MRP).
  • Maintains an adequate supply of materials to keep all production areas working, and keep obsolete and excess material inventory levels at a minimum.
  • Maintains all supplier related sections of the MRP: supplier information, pricing, lead times, safety stocks, mins/mults, payment and freight terms, etc.
  • Contacts suppliers regarding material problems, such as delayed receipt, poor quality, wrong items, etc. and resolving issues as required.
  • Develops and maintains high quality supplier relations.
  • Ensures on-time delivery of purchased goods and services by working closely with the suppliers and internal operations.
  • Communicates with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics, and inventory control and management.
  • Communicates information through the use of written or verbal reports, Excel spreadsheets,
  •  PowerPoint presentations to superiors, peers, other affected functions, and suppliers.
  • Achieves maximum integration with other departments to improve material standardization, make or buy decisions, alternate sources or material options, quality, price, and delivery issues.
  • Confers with suppliers to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  • Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items.
  • Estimates values according to knowledge of market price.
  • Maintains procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, suppliers, and others to determine source of trouble and takes corrective action.
  • Participates in additional projects or services as directed.


  • 5+ years of experience working in a fast paced, high volume MRP manufacturing environment.
  • MRP Knowledge & Experience
  • Four (4) year college degree with a major in Operations, Business, or Procurement preferred.
  • Specific purchasing experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Ready to Apply? We kindly ask you to please make sure you have fully read the above requirements as determined by our client company. If you already applied with TPI Staffing, please send me an updated resume and reference the Job ID. If you are not already registered, please apply by clicking the "Apply Online" button. You only need to apply once to be considered for all of our job openings or call me for more details.

Linda Meacham
Senior Recruiter

Linda has been with TPI Staffing for over 20 years and specializes in recruiting top talent for all levels of office professional positions. We have offices throughout Texas, I am located at our Cypress Branch:


21840 Northwest Freeway Suite E Cypress, TX 77429 

Open Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Text Me at: 888-240-6720 with Name and Job Number after you have applied.

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