Procurement Manager

Location: Houston, TX

Department: Supply Chain

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Job Function / Purpose

  • Manage inventory and purchasing procedures of materials and other supplies. Execute vendor’s qualification and recommendations. Oversee stockroom personnel and improve on existing practices.

Essential Duties

  • Develop and evolve procurement procedures and practices
  • Lead and develop procurement and stock management team
  • Assist in managing the company’s supply portfolio while ensuring transparency of spending
  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organizational partnerships
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
  • Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure
  • Examine and test existing contracts and assist with negotiating new ones
  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
  • Control inventory levels and ensure availability of material during emergencies
  • Collaborate with other managers to determine supply needs and help streamline procurement when applicable
  • Oversee distribution of supplies in the organization
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

HSE Function

  • Comply with applicable safety standards and maintain a safe working environment

QA Function

  • Comply with applicable quality assurance standards

Required Qualifications

BSc/BA in Supply Chain / Logistics or relevant field
5 to 10 years proven experience in Procurement 
Knowledge of supply chain and inventory management systems
Strong written and oral English communication skills
Excellent organizational and leadership skills 

Preferred Qualification:

  • APICS certification

Working Conditions                                                              

  • The job is performed in an office and shop or warehouse environment with some exposure to safety hazards, potentially including cold, heat, noise, machinery, electricity and chemicals that may require wearing protective equipment and compliance with specific safety protocols. The job requires physical exertion including sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to forty (40) pounds, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, squatting and a range of physical motion. The job requires operation of tools, machinery, equipment, computers and telephones. The job requires following written and oral instructions, attention to detail, ability to multitask, ability to work with others and ability to meet deadlines. The job requires following established policies and procedures, meeting quality and safety standards and regular attendance.
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