Head of Purchasing

Houston Permanent USD130,000 - USD140,000 per year
  • Fast growing company in the Energy Sector
  • Direct & Indirect Strategic Sourcing position

About Our Client

Energy Sector

Job Description

  • Work closely with stakeholders across Logistics, Operations, Sales and Contracts Management
  • Develop sound, cost-effective strategies for direct and indirect purchasing
  • Mitigate supply chain risk through supplier qualification, development and alternatives.
  • Establish strong, collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to strategically develop, implement and optimize vendor management processes, tools and policies to achieve performance objectives.
  • Conduct cost analyses and set benchmarks for continuous improvement.
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers while continually scouting for additional sources/vendors.
  • Negotiate contracts, terms and deadlines with vendors.
  • Manage an efficient communication and flow of purchase orders, deliveries of goods, inventory management to ensure optimal business operations.
  • Monitor supplier performance and ensure contractual obligations are met.
  • Evaluate spending operations while seeking ways to improve and enhance the quality of products purchased, the timeliness of deliveries, and inventory management optimization.
  • Create and present reports and metrics as required/requested.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in procurement/supply chain management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Minimum of 2 years related industry experience (natural gas or energy industry)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite specifically Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Demonstrated ability able to work cooperatively and positively on cross-functional teams, supporting team and company goals
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and maintain cost controls

What's on Offer

Opportunity to join a fast growing company.

Competitive Salary & Benefits and opportunities for career advancement.

Gail Ireland
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Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Sub Sector
Direct Procurement
Energy & Natural Resources
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Consultant name
Gail Ireland
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