Houston, TX 77079
The Purchasing coordinator will focus on providing local tactical procurement support to the procurement organization. This individual reports to the Purchasing Manager.
This role will serve as the direct interface between internal clients, transactional systems, and suppliers. This will be done by following work processes to create PO s from requisitions, create and maintain system price agreements, interface with suppliers, and other transactional activities such as requesting new vendor codes and keeping vendor information up to date. In addition, the purchasing coordinator should build relations and rapport with SK suppliers to improve SK s procurement image and to ensure vendor invoices are paid on time.
Additionally the procurement coordinator will be the source of knowledge of existing processes while searching and implementing process improvements. This role will also seek out opportunities to improve the process that could result in more automation, reduced costs, and improved pay performance.
Resolve transactional procurement issues for suppliers and internal partners
Identify, analyze, and resolve supply and system issues such as pricing errors, freight and payment terms, demurrage charges, and incoterm questions.
Support issue resolution as needed by supply chain and operations.
Serve as a systems focal point for workflow and technical questions and support.
Review and resolve supplier invoice discrepancies. Assist in resolving barriers that may prevent invoices from being paid on time.
Communicate professionally directly with suppliers in relation to orders processing as required and receive order acknowledgements.
Maintain system price agreements, PO s and other related SAP documents
Enter pricing negotiated by Purchasing Manager into system price agreements
Create/maintain system price agreements, PIR s, source lists, and output condition records
Process requisitions (PRs) into Purchase Orders using work process.
Be an active partner of strategic sourcing to strengthen strategies and vendor relations
Provide data reports and statistical insight from SAP
Assist in the request to open and close vendor codes
Suggest and assist with any opportunity of improvement with PO and invoicing processes with individual vendors
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Bachelor Degree in business, finance, engineering, supply chain or related field.
2-3 years supply chain/purchasing experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Customer service skills
Comfortable talking and communicating with external vendors to resolve issues
Initiative and problem solving skills
Interpersonal effectiveness and strong communication skills
Ambition to innovate and constantly searching for improvement
Ability to investigate and find root cause of issues and follow through with corrective actions
Read, write and speak English. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
Proficiency using SAP is preferred
Ability to manage conflicting priorities
High attention to detail
Ability to make quick decisions
Above all, the ability to be agile, adapt and produce in a fast paced, changing environment
Qualified candidates submit resume to greg.Leech@lkjordan.Com
LK Jordan is an equal opportunity emplyer