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Senior Buyer

  • Location: Corpus Christi, 78407
  • Salary: $45-65/hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 3 months ago

  • Expiration Date: 21 May 2050
  • Job Ref: 22708

Per Se Group has an exciting long term contract for an experienced Purchasing Agent. They provides procurement support in accordance with Company policies, procedures and goals. Responsible for the creation and maintenance of contracts (purchase orders & outline agreements). Bids, selects and negotiates with vendors to obtain materials and/or services from suppliers at the lowest cost with consideration given to quality, reliability and delivery requirements per business need. Set-up Vendor for use through the SAP system and maintain vendor relations. Performs and analyzes industry research as needed.


Additional Job Duties
  • Understanding of purchasing policies and procedures
  • Ability to issue bids, analyze and evaluate supplier proposals, draft blanket orders and one-time purchase orders, and administer service agreements
  • Negotiation skills to purchase assigned commodities at a favorable price consistent with required quantity, quality, and delivery
  • Understanding of purchasing documents and their purpose; some knowledge of insurance and indemnification requirements
  • Understanding of contract terms and conditions
  • Ability to conduct / lead meetings with suppliers to gain insight into current market conditions and product knowledge
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and recordkeeping skills
  • Ability to handle special projects
  • Ability to identify supplier options and determine Key Performance Indicators
  • Ability to work under general supervision and to follow established procedures
  • Ability to maintain honesty, integrity, confidentiality, and a professional demeanor
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to be on call after hours and weekends
  • Ability to assist in the maintenance of the vendor base
  • Ability to resolve a variety of purchasing issues/problems for both internal and external customers (i.e., unblock invoices to secure payment for vendors, provide expediting services)


Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field and 1 to 5 years of Supply Chain Management experience
  • Experience with an ERP and/or Contract Management System
  • Profficient computer skills, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Valid driver's license
  • TWIC Eligibility
Preferred Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four (4) years of Supply Chain Management experience OR
  • Eight (8) years of supply chain management experience, in lieu of degree
  • CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) or CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management) certification preferred
  • Experience in a refinery purchasing environment preferred
  • Experience with SAP Materials Management and GEP preferred

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