Associate Buyer VIII in San Diego, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 3/14/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    San Diego, CA
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  • Duration:
    28 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

We are looking for a Buyer for a temporary position in Houston for a global leading manufacturer. You are expected to know purchasing processes and familiarity with the Oil and Gas industry. 

Your work will also focus on improving management of existing supply base as well as challenge pricing/material cost on request for quotes and to support meeting customer need dates.

Scope of work:

The objectives of this position are to ensure the supplier performance is consistent and synchronized with demand requirements to meet customer expectations while serving as the industry expert for assigned Balance of Plant commodities.  This position is responsible for managing up to 50 suppliers and more than $10 million in spend annually while supporting shipments to external customers and an internal fabrication facility.   The commodities can range from simple to complex and  requires an understanding of manufacturing processes, governmental, environmental, political and geographic factors that could influence decisions on the supply base.

This position will be based in Houston, Texas.

Assignment Scope:

1.    Adhere to and comply with Corporate compliance requirements and Supply Chain processes as it relates to the buyer accountabilities

2.   Supplier relationship management and communications

3.    Participate in project meetings, bid and proposal activity, and support development and management of new sources

4.    Provide timely  procurement of materials and services at a competitive price necessary to support business needs

5.   Participate in continuous improvement projects and cost reduction programs.


o    Education: High school Diploma or higher

o    Experience: 1-3 years in a Procurement or Supply Chain Role

o    Knowledge of ERP systems, procurement processes, knowledge  of ERP (Baan Sc) and  analytical tools, financial reporting knowledge,  and manufacturing process knowledge

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer