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United State Of America
Feb 26, 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Experience 2.0-6.0 years
Job Category Procurement Jobs
Employment Type Full time
Industry Oil & Gas
Skill Good Communication Skills
Role Buyer / Procurement Jobs ,Head of Procurement Jobs
Designation Other
Education B.B.A,B.Tech/B.E,BCA
No. of vacancies 1
About Company

With the first ventures from land to near-shore marshlands and then to out-of-sight-of-land and increasingly deep waters, innovation is our legacy, our present and our future.

Ralph Thomas McDermott established J. Ray McDermott & Company Incorporated at the age of 24 upon receipt of a contract to build 50 wooden drilling rigs for a wildcatter in Luling, Texas. Knowing he could benefit from his father's long-time experience in the lumber and oilfield construction businesses, Ralph made John Raymond McDermott a partner and the company’s namesake.

Expanded the business from its original headquarters in Eastland, Texas, to Luling, Texas, after a boom in oil exploration in the area.

Moved the company to Houston, Texas, with the continuing oil boom.

Provided different services to the oil industry through three McDermott family-owned businesses: J. Ray McDermott & Co., Elmax Construction, and Stall & McDermott.

Hired the company’s first construction crew, a team of six.

Opened a New Orleans, Louisiana, office.

Introduced the first use of floating drilling equipment in low-lying marshlands of Texas and Louisiana.

Purchased J.G. McMullen Dredging Company and established it as the Olsen Dredging Company.

Reorganized the multiple McDermott family business operations into one: J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc. of Delaware.

Designed and installed the first fixed platform made of steel out-of-sight-of-land, in 20 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico for Superior Oil.

Established a contracting division, which was the major operating segment during the early years.

Acquired assets of Harry F. Allsman Company, McDermott’s joint venture partner for several contracting jobs in the Gulf of Mexico, which provided equipment to meet the new demand for offshore construction.

Commissioned construction of the first vessel designed specifically for offshore work (Derrick Barge 4).

The company’s Oil Division was organized.

Job Description

 Job Overview:

McDermott has an immediate openingfor a Buyer in the Houston Area. The Buyer is responsible for research, negotiate and purchase through appropriateprocesses materials, products, and services.


  • Use purchasing systemsto purchase necessary items.
  • Analyze market anddelivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
  • Arrange for disposal ofsurplus materials.
  • Comply with purchasingand contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Locate vendors ofmaterials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine productavailability and terms of sales.
  • Maintain records ofgoods ordered and received.
  • Participate in thedevelopment of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
  • Prepare and processrequisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Prepare bid awardsrequiring board approval.
  • Prepare reportsregarding market conditions and merchandise costs.
  • Represent companies innegotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
  • Resolve vendor orcontractor grievances and claims against suppliers.
  • Review purchase orderclaims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 2 years of procurement experience.
  • Works independently withminimal guidance.
  • Able to determine ownwork priorities.
  • Acts as a resource forcolleagues with less experience.
  • Able to apply knowledgeand skills to a wide range of standard and nonstandard situations.
  • Interprets customerneeds, assesses requirements and identifies solutions to non-standard requests.
  • Uses best practices andknowledge of internal/external business issues to improve products or servicesin own discipline.
  • Monitors and controlscosts within own work.
  • Solves moderatelycomplex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions.
  • Manages own time to meetagreed targets; develops plans for short-term work activities in own area.
  • Promotes teamwork;coaches and guides others.

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