Purchasing Agent

  • location: Houston, TX
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $28 - $38 per hour

job description

Purchasing Agent

job summary:
Contract position: Engineering & Construction client is looking for a Construction Project Purchaser/Procurement Specialist for a long term Contract assignment in Houston, TX. You need 3-7 years direct purchasing experience supporting industrial or heavy industrial engineering or construction projects. Specific experience on electric utility or oil & gas projects is a PLUS. ** Hourly rate is commensurate with experience & education ** 
location: Houston, Texas
job type: Contract
salary: $28 - 38 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Execute and direct specific procurement plans and programs, to reduce costs to meet schedule requirements and ensure quality.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to procurement practice, mentor and guide less experienced purchasers
  • Help prepare procurement documents and agreements
  • Help with commercial bid evaluations of supplier proposals and coordinate technical evaluations and recommendations
  • Manages supplier submittals to facilitate the execution of agreements
  • Oversees the quality assurance and quality control activities and processes
  • Evaluate and negotiate the procurement of equipment, materials, and subcontracts as assigned
  • Lead in the proposal and selection process and facilitate pre-bid meetings
  • Evaluate suppliers' overall performance and recommend and implement process enhancements.
  • Review purchase order documents, procurement status reports and expediting reports for submission
  • Submit comprehensive and complete procurement packages to the engineering group
  • Present Project Procurement Status and Material Status Reports

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Procurement Specialist (5 years of experience is required)
  • Purchasing / Procurement
  • Construction Buyer
  • Project Buyer
  • C.P.M. or CPSM certification
  • EPC Procurement
  • Claims Management

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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