Linde Engineering North America Inc

Project Buyer

US-TX-Houston
# of Openings
1
Category
Procurement

Overview

Responsible for procurement of equipment and materials for assigned projects and add value to company projects with effective procurement on a timely manner per Company policies, procedures and work instructions.

Responsibilities

The Project Buyer shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Identify & qualify potential new suppliers and process the documentation to include in the company approved supplier list.
  • Participate in development of Procurement Strategies and adopt related strategies to your working environment
  • Support business groups with supplier quotes at the project proposal phase
  • Prepare and issue Request for Quote (RFQ) to selected bidders as per project procurement strategy and coordinate RFQ and organize commercial and technical bid clarifications with Engineering, Project Procurement Management & Project Management department.
  • Evaluate and negotiate the quotations of bidders and prepare bid analyses (TCO evaluation sheet) and issue recommendation to Project Procurement Manager
  • Conduct final price negotiation in close cooperation with the PPM and the Project Manager, Prepare and issue purchase order to selected supplier and expedite receipt of order confirmation
  • Administer and continuously maintain database to ensure that all required data is available, correct and up to date.
  • Initiate supplier rating process.
  • Issue and negotiate claims due to non-conformities with suppliers.
  • Prepare close-out of the purchase order (e.g. penalty).
  • Participate in Project Meetings as required.
  • Learn and abide by the Linde Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and professionalism in all communications, actions and decisions.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Business, Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five (5) years’ experience as a buyer for a chemical, petrochemical or gas production company or for an EPC company specializing in the petrochemical / chemical industries.
  • Engineering or project management experience is preferred.
  • Strong background in commercial environment
  • Experience with and understanding of process plant project schedules and material requirement preferred.
  • Experience with ERP business system preferred.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply basic fundamentals of procurement laws.
  • Ability to read and understand commercial implications of specifications, drawings, documents and other related information.
  • Possess a broad understanding of the process industry
  • Ability to identify commercial risk and minimize associated consequences.
  • Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office Software, with excellent skills in Excel. SAP/MM and other Company and discipline specific software applications, preferred.
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and knowledge of commercial terms and conditions
  • Comprehensive technical/mechanical understanding.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective organization skills including the ability to prioritize and plan work
  • Effective skills to work on multiple projects simultaneously, detail oriented with ability to do multi-tasks.

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