Purchasing & Subcontracts Buyer

Date: 07/06/2023
Place of work: Houston


Job Title:

Purchasing & Subcontracts Buyer 


Tecnimont US

Job Location:

Houston, US

Job Discipline:

Material Purchasing and Subcontracts / Procurement

Job type/Contract:


Salary range:

Competitive salary package with benefits

Job summary/Role description

The Purchasing & Subcontracts Buyer is responsible of the purchasing activities of assigned Purchase Requisitions in compliance with the company procedures under the supervision of the Line Manager .

Duties and responsibilities

Following the guidelines provided by the Responsible, the Purchasing & Subcontracts Buyer has the following main responsibilities:


  • Process assigned Purchase Requisitions by the Line Manager;
  • Interface with internal Stakeholders (Project Team, Engineering, Proposal etc);
  • Organize and run tenders, under the supervision of the Line Manager;
  • Negotiate with Vendors best costs, service levels and contract terms;
  • Identify and propose cost savings opportunities;
  • Prepare and Issue Purchase Orders/Contracts and Master Agreements with suppliers in compliance with internal procedures and protocols and securing all required documentation/authorizations.
  • Expedite of Purchase Order acceptance by Vendors;
  • Support the Commercial team, when required, for market investigation and inquiry during proposal phase.
  • According to the complexity of activities managed and level of autonomy, the above-mentioned activities are assigned to Purchasing & Subcontracts Buyer.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications

·        University degree in a relevant discipline;

·        Sound knowledge of labour legislation;

·        Good planning skills;


  • 3-7-years' experience in a similar position;
  • Experience in the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, EPC sectors; main contractor;
  • Experience in procurement.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong numerical aptitude and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good time management and organization skills
  • Advanced reporting and Microsoft Excel skills
  • Working knowledge of relevant legal regulations
  • Able to prioritize and multitask effectively

Special Requirements and Comments

Notice To Candidates


Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher-level roles given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available from Senior Buyer up to Buyer.


Background checks are carried out as part of any conditional offer made, including (but not limited to & role dependant) education, professional registration, employment, references, passport verifications and Global Watchlist screening.


To Be Considered Candidates


Must be authorized to work in the country where the position is located.

Only spontaneous candidates will be considered for this role.


Diverse Workforce


We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by governing law.