Houston supply chain recruitment agency seeks a Procurement Specialist

Kappa Search is a recruiting firm that specializes in supply chain, manufacturing and engineering recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Specialist for a client in the energy industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop existing suppliers to maximize margins and maintain quality in a lean environment.
  • Identify defective parts, determine source of quality assurance issue and take corrective action.
  • Study market trends, evaluate suppliers and recommended new sources where necessary.
  • Forecast price changes according to commodity costs and market conditions.
  • Determine appropriate procurement methods for direct components
  • Negotiate and implement supplier agreements to produce a mutually beneficial relationship.
  • Coordinate and schedule material purchase orders based on ERP output.
  • Verify that ERP output and attributes are accurate, validated and updated with current information

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain or Engineering preferred
  • 3-6 years procurement experience with a manufacturing company, preferably in the energy industry.
  • ERP and/or MRP expertise
  • Excellent negotiation skills