McDermott has an immediate opening for a Sr. Buyer - Onshore in the Houston Area. The Sr. Buyer is responsible for research, negotiate and purchase through appropriate processes materials, products, and services.
Use purchasing systems to purchase necessary items.
Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
Arrange for disposal of surplus materials.
Comply with purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales.
Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
Prepare bid awards requiring board approval.
Prepare reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs.
Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
Resolve vendor or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers.
Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
5 - 10 years of procurement experience.
Works independently with minimal guidance.
Able to determine own work priorities.
Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
Able to apply knowledge and skills to a wide range of standard and nonstandard situations.
Interprets customer needs, assesses requirements and identifies solutions to non-standard requests.
Uses best practices and knowledge of internal/external business issues to improve products or services in own discipline.
Monitors and controls costs within own work.
Solves moderately complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions.
Manages own time to meet agreed targets; develops plans for short-term work activities in own area.
Promotes teamwork; coaches and guides others.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain or related fields is preferred.
Spanish is a Plus.
Knowledge of SPMAT or Oracle preferred.
McDermott is a premier, fully integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutionsfrom the wellhead to the storage tankto transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today.
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