Korn Ferry is partnering with an oil and gas client in West Houston in their search for a Purchasing Agent on a contract basis for 6-9 months. This position will be 100% in office.
This position will be providing procurement support and supervision for all assigned location and will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of contracts (purchase orders & outline agreements). This position will bid, select and negotiate with vendors to obtain materials and/or services from suppliers and the lowest cost with consideration given to quality, reliability and deliver requirements.
Review customers' requisitions and process Purchase Orders in SAP to procure materials and services at the most favorable price
Establish and maintain contracts (outline agreements) consistent with the requirements established by customers using specifications for products or scopes of work for services. Negotiate prices with vendors, implement selective long-term agreements based on vendor quality and value, and identify opportunities for strategic sourcing.
Manage the supplier base by performing market analysis and research for evaluating and selecting new suppliers
Solicit formal and informal supplier bids for materials and services
Resolve purchasing issues/problems for internal and external customers
Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Purchasing experience; OR 8 years of experience in lieu of a degree