• Buyer

    Location US-TX-Houston
    Supply Chain
    Position Level
    Individual Contributor
  • Position Overview/Summary

    Coordinates purchases and deliveries of assigned commodities and/or services in a manner that is consistent with our company policies, performance goals and objectives.  

    Position Qualifications (Required and Preferred)


    • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in supply chain, business or technical curriculum
    • A minimum of 1 years of experience required (over 4 years preferred)
    • Must obtain a C.P.M. within 1-2 years of position effective date
    • Strong written and oral communication in English language
    • Highly skilled with Microsoft office products (Power Point, Word and Excel)
    • Must be customer focused and a collaborative team player
    • Ability to assess priorities, demonstrate flexibility and understand sense of urgency
    • Self motivated, demonstrate problem solving abilities, continuous improvement and decision making skills

    Position Responsibilities and Duties


    Position Responsibilities:

    • Purchase parts and services at best savings and value for the company and affiliates.
    • Develop strategies to reduce lead-times and improve cycle-times for your assigned commodities and part families
    • Establish working partnership and good relations with suppliers.
    • Maintains the integrity of purchasing data on the computer based planning system with error free transactions.
    • Coordinates with suppliers to meet customer requirements and the requirements of the shop floor and ensures these requirements are clearly defined and communicated.
    • Develops in conjunction with proper planning function, inventory plans that insure inventory levels are adequate, but not excessive.
    • Participates in an effective cost improvement and savings program for purchased materials and/or services.
    • Evaluates supplier performance using the Company supplier rating model, and participates in continuous improvement efforts with suppliers.
    • Supports project management and selling efforts during the proposal and order processing stages.
    • Process scrap or reworked parts to supplier and follow the required documentation process.
    • Follow all purchasing procedures.
    • Adhere to accounting rules and procedures with respect to purchasing in terms of pricing, process and payments.
    • Manager vendor delivery performance of 96% or better on time delivery.
    • Proactively prevent and manage defects with each of your suppliers.
    • Act as a backup to other buyers that are out of the office.

    Dresser-Rand is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Dresser-Rand is an equal opportunity employer. 


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