Buyer

The Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment and supplies from vendors needed for production. 

Location: 
Houston, TX 77073
Type: 
Full
Duties & Responsibilities: 
The Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment and supplies from vendors needed for production. •Responsible for ordering and maintaining proper inventory levels of materials for manufacturing operation. •Establish and maintain a consistent cycle counting schedule to assure inventory accuracy. •Interact with various departments to ensure continuous supply of materials and deadlines are met. •Work with the Marketing Department on new packaging projects. •Research products to ensure practicality, cost effectiveness, and supply availability. •Negotiate with vendors to obtain optimum quality, cost, terms, etc. and maintain relationships with them. •Resolve vendor related problems. •Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience: 
•3+ years’ experience performing purchasing •Experience in a manufacturing environment. •Experience purchasing raw materials (Personal Care Chemicals) in bulk. •Knowledge of computerized information systems used in manufacturing applications i.e. SXE or MRP a PLUS.
Skills & Abilities: 
•Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) •Excellent communication and negotiation skills •Ability to handle changing priorities and tight deadlines. •SAP experience is preferred.
Salary: 
•Commensurate with experience.