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Sr. Buyer/Planner

Houston, TX 77064

Posted: 05/03/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: KK496760426 Pay Rate: $36.05-48.08 / hour

Job Description

Sr. Buyer/Planner 
Salary: $75K - $100K annually 
Hours: Monday - Thursday (on-site), Friday (flex to work from home)

Under general supervision, responsible for production planning and purchase of supplies, raw materials, services for assigned product line.  Will also have responsibility for managing supplier performance and cost reduction projects.

  • Responsible to commit a delivery date on each customer order received and processed.
  • Interface with customer service daily to assure that orders meet customer delivery expectations.
  • Quote lead-times on all products to Customer Service team.
  • Procure supplies, materials, and equipment necessary for the operation of the organization.
  • Check requisitions, contacts vendors and examines bids and contracts.
  • Drive the development of project and sustaining production schedules from engineering plans and production specifications.
  • Interface with various functional areas, such as Production, Engineering, Shipping, Accounting, etc. in order to resolve any supply, quality or logistic problems associated with purchased items.
  • Work with design engineering on new product launch, supplier selection and ensure seamless transition for sustaining production release. 
  • Resolve supplier problems associated with over shipments, shortages, discrepant or obsolete materials, invoice issues, and rework or scraps.
  • Review Open Purchase Orders and follows up with suppliers as necessary.
  • Prepare RFQ’s and obtains competitive bids to ensure best total cost of ownership.
  • Expedite items/supplies as necessary to meet company demands.
  • Responsible to monitor and ensure delivery and inventory performance objectives per the operating plan are met/exceeded.
  • Meet defined targets for cost saving initiatives.
  • Communicate with Production department to execute the revenue plan.
  • Assure ISO 9001 compliance for functional area met.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business management, engineering or equivalent required.
  • Minimum four to seven years Supply Chain (production planning and/or procurement) experience.
  • Industrial manufacturing, high mix/low volume background preferred
  • Experience working with overseas suppliers managing fabricated, machined or cast metal products preferred.
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP Certification is a plus

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Computer skills, including Word, Excel, and database skills.  
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage shifting priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and ability to develop relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Passion for enabling best customer experiences.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • 401k, 3% matching at 100%, 4-6% matching at 50%, vested on Day 1
  • 3% Profit Sharing
  • 120 PTO hours
  • Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, Dental Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Meet Your Recruiter


Kristina Kubitza
Sr. Operations Manager, TSC CSP Certified

Hi, I'm Kristina Proud Member of TPI Staffing Since 2010! I have a passion for creating meaningful connections with both candidates and clients in hopes of developing long-term partnerships and job satisfaction for candidates, as well as successful hires for clients. I continue to find joy in the moments of placing a candidate in a role that enhances their professional lives!


I'm a native Houstonian with a deep understanding of the region's job market and the needs of our client's to create a more effective and tailored hiring process. I am a proud Bobcat and moved back to Cypress from San Marcos, TX where I pursued my Bachelor's is Business Management at Texas State University, Eat 'Em Up Cats! 


Specializing in recruiting Office/Professional placements Contract and Direct Hire throughout the Texas Region. Next Step: Email your Resume after you have applied.


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