Procurement Buyer


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Website Universal Plant Services

Procurement Buyer

Headquartered in the Houston metropolitan area, Universal Plant Services has 14 full-service facilities spanning the U.S. Gulf Coast, West, and Midwest, making it one of the largest specialty service companies in North America. With our demonstrated commitment and capability to address client needs and requirements wherever their operations occur, UPS offers a world of equipment service capabilities.

For over 30 years, Universal Plant Services (UPS) has been a comprehensive service provider for the energy industry, providing project management, installation, maintenance and repair services for rotating and fixed equipment for daily maintenance requirements, turnarounds, and capital projects.


UPS Industrial is now accepting resumes for a Procurement Buyer to work at our main office in Deer Park. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of sourcing, quoting, requisitioning, and the purchasing of items needed to successfully execute scopes of work in the field, pipe fabrication shops, and offices in support of industrial turnaround, maintenance, and construction projects.


  • Receive purchase requisitions from field or pipe fabrication shop and identify what is needed
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price list
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers
  • Track status of requisitions, and orders
  • Receive delivered items and identify line items on the packing slips
  • Track and inventory rental equipment on the job
  • Various amounts of administrative duties as required by the Procurement Coordinator
  • Basic knowledge of the purchase order module
  • Basic knowledge of material such as pipe, valves, and fittings
  • Researches and selects vendors in given circumstances, evaluates vendor performance, and utilizes different vendor sources to fill as directed
  • Responsible for coordinating the setup of vendors with corporate accounting
  • Responsible for coordinating the setup of subcontracts with corporate contracts
  • Processes requisitions for supplies, researches products, clarifies specifications, documents competitive bidding, and inputs and places purchase orders
  • Review requisition orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications
  • Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations
  • Prepare pricing proposals for Estimating of projects
  • Strong understanding of the committed vs actual cost impact on a job
  • Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
  • Maintains an up-to-date filing system on pricing and vendors to ensure immediate and accurate access to information
  • Coordinate with accounts payable on purchase order line-item discrepancies
  • Coordinate with vendors at the end of a project to receive final billing
  • Close out open line items on complete projects
  • Read and understand the contract to ensure that the company is billing third party items in accordance with the contract


  • Minimum 3 years Procurement experience related to the Petrochemical Industry
  • High School Diploma (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)
  • Pipe Fabrication Shop experience required
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong knowledge of materials used in the Petrochemical Industry such as pipe, valves, and fittings.
  • Highly organized with a close attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate efficiency will working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to be self-motivated and take ownership of the role.
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to multi-task and manage time effectively.
  • Be a team player and assist others when needed.

Tagged as: Buyer, Petrochemical, pipe fab shop, Procurement, purchase order, purchasing, quoting, requisitions, suppliers, vendor

You can apply to this job and others using your online resume.