Professional Alternatives

Job ID#: 9484

Purchasing Administrator

Direct Hire; up to 60K

77066; North Houston

**IDEAL candidate has manufacturing and/or technical construction engineering experience



  • Procure materials, components, supplies, and equipment at favorable cost, consistent with quality and schedules
  • Investigate and recommend sources of supply and purchases through contractual arrangements to affect cost savings
  • Work with Materials Manager on inventory levels and records
  • Place purchase orders for stock, and non-stock items for sales orders
  • Handle back-charges and returns
  • Monitor inventory stock and perform cycle counts; coordinate annual inventory with Materials Manager
  • Update min/max levels on valves and major components as required
  • Expedite open orders per schedule to ensure purchased product is delivered on time; identify any changes in dates; regularly update Expediting Master Spreadsheet with current information
  • Process received product packing lists in M1 Computer System and deliver completed papers to Accounts Payable to match with AP invoices
  • Participate in weekly production meetings
  • Evaluate vendors with Operations Manager or Materials Manager
  • Negotiate prices and develop price lists with vendors and source new vendors as required


  • College degree preferable
  • 5+ years of purchasing experience
  • Must “get and understand” purchasing
  • Solid Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; technically savvy
  • Must have good tenure, be reliable, passionate about the business, organized, focused and punctual

Other Info: 


  • Established, stable, growing international company; team members have built long tenure
  • Company will train on their internal software utilized
  • Position is in the office; will work closely with outside/inside sales and other global locations



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