Buyer IV

Vacancy ID



Hunters Creek Village, Texas, USA

Job Type


Job description

Our client, one of the largest Midstream companies within the Oil and Gas Industry, is seeking a Buyer to work in a 12 months contract position in their facilities in Houston, TX.

Job description:

The Buyer is responsible for purchasing materials and negotiating contracts with vendors.

  • Participates in the development and execution of sourcing initiatives.
  • Execute sourcing strategies under the guidance of a Category Manager in alignment with the applicable market sector and commodity strategies.
  • Understanding the local business objectives and desired outcomes.
  • Engaging internal customers.
  • Understanding options and risks associated with supply chain activities.
  • Building supplier relationships in order to achieve superior supplier performance.
  • Negotiating commercial terms to deliver best value solutions.


  • 3-5 years ERP experience with SAP, Oracle or both.
  • Must have solid negotiation skills and strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Bachelor's degree in business or engineering.
  • 10+ years of experience in purchasing engineered products (valves, electrical, instrumentation, and engineered oil and gas equipment).
  • CPSM, ISM certification or enrollment is desired.
  • Field experience - familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.