Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0118
State TX

Position Title: Buyer


Location: Houston, TX


Gulf Interstate Engineering provides quality project management, engineering and design, GIS, materials management, and construction management services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.  Specializing in onshore pipelines, gathering systems, production facilities, compressor stations, pump stations, meter stations, storage terminals and loading facilities; Gulf is one of the largest privately-owned pipeline engineering companies in the world.


Position Description

The Buyer will report to the Director of Materials Management and will be responsible for


Essential Functions

  • Maintain reports on historical files of vendor performance
  • Source vendors
  • Process  modifications to terms and conditions of purchase agreements
  • Develop project or category purchase orders using input from internal and external customers, management, and project teams.
  • Perform commercial analysis on suppliers & supplier proposals.
  • Drive success in a collaborative team environment and communicate effectively with suppliers, customers, peers, and senior management.
  • Lead and coordinate project buys with engineering & project managers across all company projects.
  • Execute respective project buys in an expedient & professional manner with full consideration of speed to market
  • Maintain project supplier records pertaining to meetings, open issues, questions and key decisions made in the course of project work.
  • Identify and implement integrated supply chain processes that deliver cost-effective solutions.
  • Identify and implement improvements to supply chain using research, supplier relationships, industry knowledge, and best practices (i.e., cost savings, new technologies and innovations, and operating efficiencies).
  • Close-out of respective purchase orders including resolution of supplier conflicts

The key deliverable is strongly contributing to a sustained competitive advantage for the company through procurement initiatives.



  • 3-5 years of experience in purchasing
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer systems in an engineering environment



  • High school diploma
  • Bachelors or Associates degree preferred.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Problem-solving
  • Results oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Business and people acumen
  • Confidentiality
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite software products


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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