Role details

Purchasing Agent

Houston   •   USD50,000 - USD60,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Purchasing/International/Ocean Freight/SAP/Tactical Procurement
  • Building Materials/High-End/Wood&Iron Rails/

About Our Client

Our client is a large distributer of high-end residential building material, railings, and accessories. With over 120 years of combined experience, our Houston-based client serves the residential development, custom home builder and e-commerce industry.

Job Description

  • Development of supplier management strategies to ensure continuity of supply
  • Management of incoming product, including warehouse engagement
  • Prepares and issues request for quotes to determine optimal purchases
  • Meet with suppliers and negotiate prices, discounts, and transportation arrangements at the correct time and quality.
  • Provide support to operations, engineering, and quality departments as needed.
  • Execute cost improvements and report savings and other metrics as supplied by management
  • Manage multiple suppliers for long term relationships and continuous added value.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will have previous procurement experience and extensive knowledge of the international manufacturing environment. Other requirements included:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • 3-5 years of procurement experience
  • Experience with ocean freight expediting
  • Experience with SAP system and implementation experience a plus

What's on Offer


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