Buyer in Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States

Job Overview:

McDermott has an immediate opening for an Buyer in the Houston Area. The Buyer is responsible for research, negotiate and purchase through appropriate processes materials, products, and services.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Use purchasing systems to purchase necessary items.
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
  • Arrange for disposal of surplus materials.
  • Comply with purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales.
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Prepare bid awards requiring board approval.
  • Prepare reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs.
  • Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers.
  • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of procurement experience.
  • Works independently with minimal guidance.
  • Able to determine own work priorities.
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Able to apply knowledge and skills to a wide range of standard and nonstandard situations.
  • Interprets customer needs, assesses requirements and identifies solutions to non-standard requests.
  • Uses best practices and knowledge of internal/external business issues to improve products or services in own discipline.
  • Monitors and controls costs within own work.
  • Solves moderately complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions.
  • Manages own time to meet agreed targets; develops plans for short-term work activities in own area.
  • Promotes teamwork; coaches and guides others.

Company Overview:

McDermott is a premier, fully integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutionsfrom the wellhead to the storage tankto transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today

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