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Procurement/Purchasing
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KOCH CHEM TECH (Membrane/John Zink/Koch-Glitsch/KHT/KSPS/OPD/Knight)
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Optimized Process Designs, LLC (OPD) is a name in the natural gas industry that has become synonymous with quality design and construction, competitive pricing, and on time delivery of processing, treating, and compression facilities.

Incorporated in 1980, OPD is still managed by its original founders whose reputation for honesty, integrity and technical excellence is unmatched in the industry. Although generally thought of as a smaller E & C firm, OPD has successfully completed several projects in excess of $500MM on a turnkey basis. In 1997, OPD became a Koch Chemical Technology Group company, which further enhanced OPD's reputation and increased its financial strength.

OPD has a key advantage in being able to supply construction services, as well as engineering/procurement. This enables clients to have a ''one stop shop'' for the overall project, providing increased efficiency and avoiding potential interface problems. OPD's industry experience, flexibility, and personal attention have made us a preferred vendor with our clients. Our tight knit, highly productive, team atmosphere makes OPD a great place to work. This environment has allowed us to attract and maintain exceptional employees and build long lasting client relationships, which will help to ensure our long term business success.

 

Purchasing Agent Responsibilities:
Works with Project Management, Engineering Disciplines, Field Operations, support staff, external suppliers and vendors to serve as subject matter expert in the purchase and delivery management process. This includes but not limited to, contract terms and conditions, issuance and review purchase orders, confirming delivery dates of goods & services, securing pricing and billing accuracy, and on-going communications to all parties involved.
 
Purchasing Agent Job Duties:
  • Assists in preparing supplier and service vendor contracts
  • Assists in negotiating contract terms with internal and external business partners
  • Reviews and recommends revision of existing contracts
  • Explains terms and conditions to parties as needed
  • Ensures employees understand and comply with contract terms and conditions
  • Analyze potential risks involved with specific contract terms
  • Stays current on industry, pricing, and legislative changes; and coordinates with the legal department as needed to ensure best market position
  • Provides purchasing planning and control information and recommendations by collecting, analyzing, sorting, retaining and summarizing data and trends
  • Verifies purchase order line items by reviewing specifications and price and recommends alternatives
  • Forwards orders to suppliers; monitors and expedites orders
  • Verifies receipt of equipment by comparing items received to items ordered
  • Resolves inquiries and concerns to expected outcomes
  • Explores new vendor and supplier opportunities
  • This role is not eligible for VISA sponsorship
     
    Basic Skills and Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree or Higher in a related field (e.g. Supply Chain, Contracts, Logistics, Mftg. Processes)
  • 3 years or more experience dealing with internal and external customers
  • 3 or more or more years of experience negotiating vendor pricing & reviewing vendor terms and conditions
  • 1 or more years of experience with ERP system generated purchase order
  • 1 or more years of experience in the heavy construction industry
  • 3 or more years of experience with Microsoft Excel
 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelors’ Degree or Higher in a related field (i.e. Supply Chain, Contracts, Logistics, Mfg Processes)
  • 3 or more years of experience in the oil and gas construction industry


Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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