Indirect Strategic Category Buyer

  • location: Houston, TX
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $50,000 - $65,000 per year
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Indirect Strategic Category Buyer

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of procurement within the steel industry? Are you a diverse individual looking for a great new challenge? If so, this opportunity may be for you!

Randstad has partnered up with one of the world's leading producers of tubular products for the oil & gas industry, looking for a dynamic Indirect Strategic Category Buyer to join their team!


- Oversee strategic supplier relationship management of designated suppliers.
- Ensure innovation, quality, service, delivery and cost competitiveness.
- Support the business and global procurement in reaching their objectives
- Deliver against savings objectives.
- Manage sourcing projects and ensure effective implementation.
- Supports and leads contractual negotiations and oversee signature, to ensuring that business relationships are protected by appropriate contractual documents.
- Develop and maintain close relationship with all internal stakeholders.
- Ensure internal communication when appropriate.
- Support the development of annual and multi-year strategic souring plans
- Will develop global category sourcing strategies and plans for complex products and services.
- Makes a significant contribution to Indirect Procurement to drive Procure to Pay (P2P) optimization and help scale our indirect procurement function.
- Utilize historical spend data, product/service agreements, budgets, and other data to build various action plans of sourcing opportunities.
- Manages compliance, Product Price Variance (PPV) and a team of storeroom clerks, coordinators and buyers. Issues reports and Manages KPI.
- Will execute complex strategic sourcing engagements as well as more immediate tactical sourcing requirements for internal stakeholder teams.
- Establish secure relationships with and be able to influence cross-functional teams.
- Drive challenging and continuous improvement projects.
- Will support the team in planning and performance management efforts.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


--3+ years of experience leading- medium to high complexity strategic sourcing engagements for several of the following categories: facilities management and construction, professional services, marketing, finance, legal, professional services, and/or human resources, capital equipment, leases and Utility - e.g. creative, construction services, architecture services, business process outsourcing, etc.
--3+ years of ERP/P2P utilization experience.-
--Experience running multiple successful dynamic projects and engagements.
-- Effective project management and negotiation skills with a past success of achieving meaningful improvement of terms through negotiations.
--Ability to collect, cleanse, analyze data for actionable results. Proficient MS Excel skills (pivot tables/ v-look up).
--Experience leading continuous projects with an ability to influence others without a mandate or formal policy.
--Manufacturing industry and/or prior management consulting experience is preferred

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