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Sr. Buyer - 2325 in Geismar, LA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 9/13/2017

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Job Description

The Senior Buyer manages the flow, recording, and processing of purchasing documents including capital projects.  The Buyer will negotiate purchases to the most economical advantage to the Company.  Other responsibilities and duties include the following;

  • Prepares, submits for quotes, and purchases requisitioned materials and equipment following evaluation.
  • May supervise warehouse including monitoring personnel and managing inventory.
  • Purchases materials and services for the Plant in a manner which assures that the most economical advantage to the Company has been attained.
  • Prepares bid comparisons from quotations, written and verbal, based on evaluation derived from vendor's bids.
  • Expedites orders that are critical to the operation of the Plant and those orders that are behind schedule.
  • Prepares and maintains Preferred Vendor File based on previous cost, quality of service, reliability and types of goods and materials.
  • Assists and researches logistical information in specific areas relating to all Plant departments.
  • Assists Accounting in resolving purchase/billing discrepancies; warehouse stores and other departments in expediting, scheduling, contracts, and specifications.
  • Assures that purchase requisitions have had the proper D.O.A. approval levels applied and that the purchasing department complies with SOX guidelines.
  • Contacts vendors, contractors, and engineering firms to obtain quotes, delivery schedules, and terms of payment.  When appropriate, negotiates discounts, delivery schedules and terms.​


  • Effective communication skills, strong business background involving realistic expectations and cost controls. Minimum of five years’ experience in purchasing.


  •  B.S. in Business Related or Engineering Field. 


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