Project Buyer jobs in the United States

  • The Mom Project
  • Stafford, TX FULL_TIME
  • The Mom Project is excited to partner with Karl Storz Endoskope in their search for a Buyer/Planner. This role is a hybrid setup (onsite 3 days a week) in Houston, TX.

    Since its beginnings in 1945, the KARL STORZ family company has grown into a global manufacturer and distributor of endoscopes, medical instruments, and devices. We are no giant on an international scale but a leader in the things that matter: creativity, flexibility, and expertise.

    Our range of endoscopic instruments for human medicine, veterinary medicine, and industrial endoscopy now includes more than 15,000 products. The most recent KARL STORZ developments are in digital documentation systems and comprehensive operating room concepts. As a system supplier, the company combines its expertise in endoscopy with software solutions to achieve integration in the operating room and to support clinical processes and resource management.

    Job Purpose And Core Tasks

    The KSEA-OR1 Buyer/Planner is an integral member of the Purchasing team in Global Supply Chain supporting the success of the OR1 product and services portfolio across North America. This position requires a responsive individual, who takes ownership and understands the global organization to respond quickly and decisively to problem situations and who can identify and anticipate opportunities or problems and proactively take action to correct the problem. The position coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, and supplies required for KSEA-OR1 service and installation processes.

    • Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible landed cost and in correct amounts, solicit bid proposals via RFQs/RFIs, and review requisitions for goods and services.
    • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine strategies that meet the firm’s goals and objectives.
    • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history and fit with KARL STORZ business objectives.
    • Initiating and ensuring cost reduction on product, service, delivery and payment terms is required. This includes, but not limited to process improvements that ultimately save the organization money. This includes but is not limited to KSEA sister companies and 3rd party vendors.
    • Material requirement planning is critical to this position and to KARL STORZ. Short- and long-term planning, calculating months of inventory on hand and updating SAP planning parameters are done on a routine basis to ensure accurate inventory levels to support the OR1 Production, Product Deployment and Performance Support success.
    • Helps draft and negotiate, administer, execute contracts, NDAs, Framework Agreements with external partners.
    • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.
    • Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations.
    • Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time and resolve problems related to undelivered goods and communicate.
    • Generate reports, analyze and review the data and take action on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. These reports include but are not limited to backorder status, long term planning analysis, min / max inventory levels and dollars, stock analysis, PO reports and inventory turns.
    • Preemptive reporting and actions are required to avoid excess/obsolete inventory. Weekly update and communication with the Inventory Analyst are required.
    • Work closely with KSEA Accounts Payable department to research and resolve Invoice issues.
    • Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action. Process and follow thru with Non-Conformance Material Reports (NCR).
    • Work with vendors and KARL STORZ teams to identify and support EOL/EOS strategies including but not limited to last time buys.
    • Participate in vendor audits; may assist in development of audit process
    • Will spend part of his/her time as a member of continuous improvement teams undertaking projects and seeking ways to improve the quality of OR1 products and services.


    Minimum Knowledge, Education and Skill Requirements

    Minimum Knowledge, Education And Skills

    • 6-7 years of SAP experience
    • 2 years’ experience as buyer/planner or equivalent
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Strong skills in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
    • Strong communication skills
    • Experience in the following:
      • Resource Allocation and Planning
      • MRP/ERP
      • Excel (reporting and data management)
      • Record keeping
    • Knowledge of purchasing processes
    Minimum Soft Skill Requirements

    • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing electronic files and records in a regulated ISO environment
    • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
    • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective production and distribution of goods.
    • Active listening, learning, and expert written, and verbal skills are required.
    • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
    • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
    • Ownership attitude and responsiveness


    Preferred knowledge, education and skills:

    • 5 years’ experience as buyer/planner or equivalent
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
    • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Designing forms and spreadsheets, and other office procedures and terminology.
    • Experience in:
      • Outlook
      • Contracts/Agreements
      • Supplier Audits
      • Writing work instructions
    Preferred Soft Skill Requirements

    • Provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, email, or in person.
    • Use computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions and transactions, enter data, or process information.
    • Observe, receive, and otherwise obtain information from all relevant sources.
    • Effective and professional communication with internal and external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or email.
    • Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, accomplish, and report status of work.
    • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with internal and external sources and maintaining them over time.
    • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
    • Compile, code, categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit, or verify information or data.
    • Monitor and review information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess paperwork
    • Communication with suppliers and across functions and departments
    • Resourcefulness
    • Prioritization and time management
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings

    Essential Function

    • Must be able to work overtime to perform the job responsibilities listed.
    • Must be punctual, able to sustain attendance guidelines, and work hours as assigned.
    • Must be able to work in an office environment , operate a computer and work on it daily.
    • This position requires a responsive individual, who responds quickly and decisively to problem situations and who can anticipate opportunities or problems and proactively take action to minimize the problem.
    • This individual needs to be flexible, manage priorities and work productively under minimal supervision.
    • This position requires an individual to incorporate their professional material experience with their interpersonal cognitive skills and incorporate honesty, integrity and respect for coworkers into their everyday interactions.
    • This position requires a result orientated individual who can work independently, take ownership, see change as an opportunity and cultivate networks to improve existing processes and procedures.

    Core Requirements

    • Degree of accountability: Generally managed
    • Degree of decision making: Diversified tasks
    • Financial/Budgetary: Limited
    • Safety: Adhere to KARL STORZ Safety protocols
    • Quality: Adhere to KARL STORZ Quality Management System
    • Supervision: Does not supervise others
    • Authority to Sign (not applicable for North America): N/A
    • Travel: Up to 10% travel

    Other duties consistent with the general nature and focus of the job and/or the goals and objectives of the department may be assigned.

    Your Benefits

    • Medical / Dental / Vision including a state-of-the-art wellness program and pet insurance, too!*
    • 3 weeks vacation, 11 holidays plus paid sick time*
    • Up to 8 weeks of 100% paid company parental leave**
    • 401(k) retirement savings plan providing a match of 60% of the employee’s first 6% contribution (up to IRS limits)
    • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance
    • We prepay your tuition up to $5,250 per year! - Tuition pre-imbursement
    • Fitness reimbursement of up to $200 annually
    • Employee referral program of up to $2,000 per hire
    • And much more!
    • Field sales, internships, and part-time employees are not eligible except where required by state law. Non-employees, including temporary workers and consultants, are not eligible to participate in the KARL STORZ benefits program.
    • To include, maternal/paternal leave, adoption, and fostering of a child.

    KARL STORZ reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. Additionally, KARL STORZ, through its supervisors, may require an employee to perform duties outside their normal description within the sole discretion of the supervisor. Employees must comply will all applicable KARL STORZ policies and procedures.

    KARL STORZ is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for our employees and customers. Most field-based roles at KARL STORZ require hospital credentialing/health screens as a condition of employment. Credentialing can include required vaccinations, health screens & other requirements as outlined by our customers. During the interview process, we encourage you to ask how credentialing/health screens may impact the role you are seeking and if you require any reasonable accommodations regarding these requirements.

    The pay range and/or hourly pay rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job posting and may be modified in the future. When determining a specific team member’s base salary and/or hourly pay rate, several factors will be considered including such things as location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, professional credentials, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the role.

    KARL STORZ is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills and unique experiences. To achieve this goal, we are committed to diverse voices, and all applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. KARL STORZ is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. Should you need assistance or accommodation please email us at
  • 12 Days Ago

Strategic Buyer / Project Buyer
  • Liebherr Group
  • Newport, VA FULL_TIME
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  • 11 Days Ago

Senior Buyer/Project Buyer
  • Amsted Rail Company
  • Greenville, SC FULL_TIME
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  • 8 Days Ago

Project Buyer
  • Sumter, SC FULL_TIME
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  • Reston, VA
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  • Dream Finders Homes
  • Chantilly, VA
  • SUMMARY OF POSITION: The primary role of a Purchasing Agent is to support the purchasing and construction departments to...
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Senior Procurement Agent 4 - Tyson's, VA
  • M.C. Dean, Inc.
  • Vienna, VA
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  • Fairfax, VA
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Income Estimation for Project Buyer jobs
$69,320 to $87,574