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Koch Specialty Plant Services Inc

Houston, TX

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Job Description:

Koch Specialty Plant Services LLC

  is seeking a Buyer

to work at our Houston, TX location.


The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with demonstrated integrity, commitment, customer focus, and the ability to embrace change. This position requires someone who is detail-oriented, can efficiently multi-task, has superior communication skills, and the ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced environment.  The candidate will have a proven record of purchasing functions, project cost reporting and will rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Additionally, you will be responsible for all procurement functions including but not limited to developing & managing a supplier database capable of responding to fast paced turnaround schedule requirements. 

Some of the other core responsibilities will also include:

Interfacing with Project Management, Engineering, and Construction Site Management to process requisitions, communicate anticipated dates of receipt, and to respond to unanticipated urgent needs

Translating requirements into verbiage that the vendor can act on

Verifying agreements and contractual conditions have been met

Working closely with Project Managers and Legal to Negotiate Terms and Conditions for new service agreements

Modifying PO T&C’s as necessary to reflect correct agreement and terms

When possible seeking aggregation opportunities and collaborating with other Koch companies to leverage purchasing power

Following escalation process to resolve issues that are beyond expertise or decision rights of requisitioner or buyer

Identifying process optimization opportunities

Working on process improvements to streamline purchase-to-pay processes

Assisting with invoicing issues upon request, leveraging supplier relationships when necessary


Experience in Industrial Construction / Industrial Turnaround, Chemicals or Refining Industry

Experience with requisitioning, receipt and processing of 3 rd party materials & services into job cost

Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities & conflicting deadlines

Strong computer skills and proficiency with MS Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point)

Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and high sense of urgency

Must be decisive, possess a sense of urgency and be able to handle a high-pressure environment

Working construction knowledge of materials like carbon steel, stainless steel and alloys

Knowledge of or familiarity with construction tools and safety supplies

Experience renting construction and safety equipment

Experience and/or knowledge of welding consumables

Working knowledge in metal fabrication environment (ASME Code)


Experience with Cost Tracking and Project Job Cost procedures

Demonstrated experience with an ERP Business System (Infor, SAP, etc.)


Ability to work extended business hours during peak work times including occasional weekends to support our business activities


The job will primarily be in an office warehouse environment. 



Koch Specialty Plant Services, Inc. (KSPS) is a world leader for providing tower, vessel, and mass transfer equipment services to the refining and chemical industry. We attained this leadership position by applying Market-Based Management®, our unique business philosophy that combines core values with a focused business approach. Integrity, compliance and customer focus are paramount to our success and KSPS' industry leading position as a specialty tower, vessel and mass transfer internals service provider has been solidified in the market place because, quite simply, ''We do what we say we can do''. There are many ways to define value. For KSPS, meeting our commitments and exceeding customer expectations are key measures when it comes to quantifying the true value of a deliverable. Unlike anyone else, KSPS has the ability to integrate people, experience, discipline, knowledge, and our unique Market-Based Management business philosophy to deliver the best value proposition in the 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:

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Koch Specialty Plant Service (KSPS) was formed in 1997 by joining the two premier providers of tower specialty services in the world - Koch Engineering Field Service and Glitsch Field Services. Today, KSPS provides the industries we serve with unsurpassed specialty tower services in the U.S., Latin America, and throughout the world. We are also able to provide ancillary specialty mechanical services including hydraulic bolting and exchanger services as may be required to facilitate a successful project. KSPS has become a market leader for providing tower, vessel and mass transfer equipment services. KSPS’ success can primarily be attributed to two things: 1) our unique business philosophy, Market Based Management® (MBM); and 2) highly experienced personnel including field managers and a large complement of core craft personnel trained in our specialty work.

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