Purchasing/Sourcing Agent

  • Houston, TX
  • Full-time

Company Description


Job Description

Must possess the ability to develop and maintain supplier relationships, negotiate effectively with suppliers and complete multiple, complex, tasks and assignments accurately and promptly.   Operate in a high pressure environment with tight deadlines is a standard feature of the role.


•Provide in-depth data analysis to support strategy development and fact-based decisions

•Assist with supplier selection and negotiation process

•Assist with management of the supply base and resolve supplier related performance issues

•Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority

•Challenge historical paradigms

•Drive the implementation of strategies

•Develop a supply base that can support just-in-time manufacturing

•Develop and implement ideas to optimize the total cost of ownership

•Knowledge of internal policies and procedures to ensure organizational behavior is honest, ethical and professional

•Approve purchase orders and invoices based on approval levels

•Measure and track internal performance and responsible spend

•Develop supplier generated cost reductions

•Implement best practices

•Drive inventory reduction and the extension of payment terms

•Work with the business units to understand and satisfy needs and requirements

•Assist in communicating sourcing strategies to the business units

•Maintain and provide electronic price sheets and technical support to sales groups.

•Support special pricing quotes for the sales groups.

•Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Sourcing



•Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or other Business related field preferred

•1 to 2 years of sourcing and supply chain management experience in a manufacturing environment

•Extensive of ERP systems, Oracle preferred

•CPM and/or APICs certifications a plus

•Experience using E-Procurement tools

•Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel

•Project/Negotiation management skills

•Strong oral and written communication skills are required