Buyer I


The Buyer I position supports Enterprise project execution by procuring required materials and equipment efficiently and effectively in accordance with all applicable Enterprise policies and procedures.

The Buyer I will be responsible for:

- Negotiating commercial aspects of contracts of materials, services, and bulk commodities for local or regional locations.- Placing orders for all material, services, and bulk commodities.- Entering requisitions in SAP for all items to be purchased.- Substituting lower cost, safe, quality material, services, and bulk commodities.- Controlling purchase order budgets by contractor.- Reviewing proposals and selecting vendor to provide material, services, and bulk commodities.- Auditing contractors and subcontractors purchasing documentation.- Maintaining and updating off-site library repositories as required by agencies.- Assuring all change orders are properly documented and processed.- Material Management SAP Functionality.- Coordinating the disposition of surplus and salvage through investment recovery across multiple projects to reduce costs.- Standardizing tools, equipment, and supplies as required across several projects to reduce cost.- Coordinating construction contractor materials and supplies.- Expediting material, services, and bulk commodities.- Support CPI initiatives and utilize Procurement Card Program. Purchases volume of $1-$3 million.


- Minimum 1-4 years professional experience in procurement, material control, contract auditing in refining and/or petrochemical industry with demonstrated knowledge in all areas.- BS in technical area of specialization or business administration with knowledge of processes relating to purchasing and material management.- Must have SAP background.

- Knowledge in multi-discipline vendor accounting and manufacturing industries with specific expertise in procurement and auditing.- Must be able to demonstrate good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Access), Windows, SAP and Primavera.- Must be able to demonstrate good analytical and decision-making skills.- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.- Ability to write simple correspondence.- Ability to effectively present information to other employees of the organization.- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form.- Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

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