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Buyer II

  • Location: Houston, 77010
  • Salary: 35-40/hr
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 days ago

Work for One of Fortune Magazines Most Admired Companies

This position supports Enterprise project execution by procuring required materials and equipment efficiently and effectively in accordance with all applicable Enterprise policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Negotiate commercial aspects of contracts of materials, services and bulk commodities for local or regional locations.
  • Placing orders for all material, services and bulk commodities.
  • Entering requisitions in SAP for all items to be purchased.
  • Substituting lower cost, safe, quality material, services, and bulk commodities.
  • Controlling purchase order budgets by contractor.
  • Reviewing proposals and selecting vendor to provide material, services, and bulk commodities.
  • Auditing contractors and subcontractors purchasing documentation.
  • Maintaining and updating off-site library repositories as required by agencies.
  • Assuring all change orders are properly documented and processed.
  • Material Management SAP Functionality.
  • Coordinates dispositioning of surplus and salvage through investment recovery across multiple projects to reduce costs.
  • Standardize tools, equipment, and supplies as required across several projects to reduce cost.
  • Coordination of construction contractor materials and supplies.
  • Expediting material, services, and bulk commodities.
  • Support CPI initiatives and utilize Procurement Card Program.
  • Purchases volume of $10 - $30 million.


  • Knowledge in multi-discipline vendor accounting and manufacturing industries with specific expertise in procurement and auditing.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Access), Windows, SAP and Primavera.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Minimum 5-9 years professional experience in procurement, material control, contract auditing in refining and/or petrochemical industry with demonstrated knowledge in all areas.
  • BS in technical area of specialization or business administration with knowledge of processes relating to purchasing and material management.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

MATRIX is and Equal Employment Opportunity employer including disability and veteran and provides reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals.  Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable. If you are a qualified individual you may request a reasonable accommodation under the American Disability Act (ADA). If you are a person with a disability needing assistance applying, or at any point in the hiring process, please email us at To ensure a quick response to your request, please use the words “Accommodation request” as the subject line of your email.

For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits would be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.