Randstad Indirect Strategic Category Buyer in Houston, Texas

Indirect Strategic Category Buyer

job details:

  • location:Houston, TX

  • salary:$30 per hour

  • date posted:Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:419933

  • questions:713-273-7450.

job description

A manufacturing company is seeking an Indirect Strategic Category Buyer to join its growing team! The Indirect Strategic Category Procurement Buyer is responsible for sourcing all indirect goods and services and import purchase orders for the business in multiple locations. Report's to the Strategic Sourcing Category Manager.


  • Oversee strategic supplier relationship management of designated suppliers.

  • Ensure innovation, quality, service, delivery and cost competitiveness.

  • Support the business and global procurement in reaching their objectives

  • Deliver against savings objectives.

  • Manage sourcing projects and ensure effective implementation.

  • Supports and leads contractual negotiations and oversee signature, to ensuring that business relationships are protected by appropriate contractual documents.

  • Develop and maintain close relationship with all internal stakeholders.

  • Ensure internal communication when appropriate.

  • Support the development of annual and multi-year strategic souring plans

  • Will develop global category sourcing strategies and plans for complex products and services.

  • Makes a significant contribution to Indirect Procurement to drive Procure to Pay (P2P) optimization and help scale our indirect procurement function.

  • Utilize historical spend data, product/service agreements, budgets, and other data to build various action plans of sourcing opportunities.

  • Manages compliance, Product Price Variance (PPV) and a team of storeroom clerks, coordinators and buyers. Issues reports and Manages KPI.

  • Will execute complex strategic sourcing engagements as well as more immediate tactical sourcing requirements for internal stakeholder teams.

  • Establish strong relationships with and be able to influence cross-functional teams.

  • Drive challenging and continuous improvement projects.

  • Will support the team in planning and performance management efforts.


  • 3+ years of experience leading medium to high complexity strategic sourcing engagements for several of the following categories: facilities management and construction, professional services, marketing, finance, legal, professional services, and/or human resources, capital equipment, leases and Utility - e.g. creative, construction services, architecture services, business process outsourcing, etc.

  • 3+ years of ERP/P2P utilization experience.

  • Experience running multiple successful dynamic projects and engagements.

  • Strong project management and negotiation skills with a past success of achieving meaningful improvement of terms through negotiations.

  • Ability to collect, cleanse, analyze data for actionable results. Strong MS Excel skills (pivot tables/ v-look up).

  • Experience leading continuous projects with an ability to influence others without a mandate or formal policy.

  • Manufacturing industry and/or prior management consulting experience is preferred