Powell Industries, Inc. Buyer in Houston, Texas

The Purchasing Buyer I Position is assigned raw materials, components, and/or parts for which they are responsible for procuring in a cost effective and timely manner. Demand for those materials, components, and/or parts will be generated from requisitions or through SCP. In cases of low volume/low value items the Purchasing Buyer I may solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and then purchase materials and/or services.

* Adhere to Powell Safety Rules and assure Suppliers do the same

* Review open buy requirements, issue purchase orders, and expedite delivery of the material or service as appropriate.

* Issue purchase orders of $50,000 or less without additional approvals

* Achieve cost improvement targets assigned by Manager

* Achieve inventory reduction targets assigned by Manager

* Establish Payment Terms of not less than Net 45 days with all new suppliers.

* Achieve supplier PPM targets as assigned by Manager

* Promptly disposition excess and/or obsolete purchased inventory

* Monitor and maintain the Purchasing Category Value completeness and accuracy of the items assigned

* Proactively advance professional knowledge and education

* Perform other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

* High school diploma

* Minimum 0-2 years in a manufacturing environment

* Minimum 0-2 years in a material and/or purchasing assignment

* Good interpersonal relationship skills

* Strong analytical skills

* Good oral and written communication skills

* Good computer skills

* Must be responsible and dependable

* Attend in house and outside training sessions.

* Attend local professional associations.

* Learn policies and procedures, work instruction, ISO policies, Safety Rules and Regulations, and vendor products.

* Travel may be required.

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