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Purchasing Agent

Location:Houston, TX
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Comprehensive Benefit Package
Employment Type:Full Time
Division:Aitken
Description:

Under the general direction of the Purchasing Manager, and using knowledge of steel fabrication and erection techniques and demands, but materials for current contracts and change orders.

Duties:
  • Using information provided by Estimators and Detailers, work with steel mills to schedule arrival of materials to coordinate with vendor requirements, our Shop schedules and the schedules of subcontractor shops.
  • Ensure the terms of purchase and prices of materials adhere to contractual or negotiated pricing parameters.
  • Schedule the specifics of size, shape and length of required materials to enable ease of flow through the fabrication process.
  • Follow jobs in progress to expedite or delay shipments as needed to control inventory and expenses.
  • Interface with various levels of management with differing demands.
  • Manage multiple projects while meeting stringent deadlines.
Qualifications:

Experience, Education & Training:

High School Diploma or equivalent with demonstrable progress towards professional certification (for example APICS) or industry specific education or training in detailing, estimating or fabrication. 2-3 years directly related purchasing experience in the steel fabrication business.

Specialized Knowledge & Skill

Demonstrated knowledge of basic business and purchasing principles; Basic knowledge and understanding of steel construction in terms of required materials; General understanding of Advanced Bill of Materials, Bill of Landings, and Pruchase Order Processing.

Type Equipment Used:

Personal computer; phone/fax; Computer Software includes: MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and Fabtrol.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

General vicinity of work is indoors in an office environment.



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