TX - Houston

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Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Buyer to join our Northwest Pipe team in Houston, TX.


We Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety


Our Values:

  • Accountabilityis evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitmentis not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamworkis essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.



Responsible for procurement and vendor management for all Park USA Plant Operations.  Maintain professional relationships with a variety of vendors, in order to purchase products or services at the best possible prices.  Maintain up to date vendor records and purchase order records, and follows all company policies and directives.



  • Processes requisitions for MRO, RFQ and Raw Material items and administrates purchase orders.
  • Follows Corporate Policy for New Vendor Setup and Vendor maintenance.
  • At some level she communicates and coordinates material and component delivery with appropriate departments.
  • Checks back orders, expedites delivery of orders, and maintains current status of purchase orders.
  • Follow up on in-house processing of purchase orders to include goods receipts and invoice verification. Works with AP to resolve GR/IR Issues.
  • Maintains an up to date filing system on pricing and vendors to ensure access to accurate information. Creates Monthly Expense Reporting for review.
  • Helps maintain and track inventory.
  • Supplies pricing to Sales/Estimating for major materials prior to Bid.
  • Familiar with Company procedures related to purchasing and executes daily business accordingly.
  • Participates in appropriate training (SAP) and educational opportunities to stay abreast of changes.
  • Assist Corporate Purchasing and follows Corporate Directives and Policies for the purchasing area.
  • Supports Operations and Sales departments in administrative tasks as needed
  • Completes special projects and reports as required.



  • To perform the duties and responsibilities of this position successfully, individuals must demonstrate:
  • Basic math skills: Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide and percentages.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of manager, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Possess the ability to effectively work with varying personality styles and maintain a sense of humor.
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardizations exist.
  • Agility and able to change directions easily and professionally.
  • Intermediate skills working with computers and software packages such as, Outlook, Word, Excel, SAP.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with clarity and professionalism.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Skilled in use of Microsoft Office Suite.



  • College and/or at least 2 years working in a manufacturing organization.
  • 3 years of purchasing experience
  • 2 years of logistic experience
  • Proficient with Acctivate preferred
  • Experience using SAP in a manufacturing environment preferred

Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Project timelines and work volume / deadlines may often require working outside of standard office hours, weekend, or evening work.
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position.


Physical Activity

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • Standing/Sit: Remaining upright in a stationary position, particularly for sustained periods.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling to complete computer work.

Up to 2/3 of the time:

  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to others accurately.
  • Communicating: Expressing or exchanging ideas and information accurately, in written or diagram form.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as typing on a keyboard
  • Walking: Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.

Less than 1/3 of the time:

  • Reaching: Grabbing things from a distance above or from the side.


Physical Requirements

  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, including the human body


Visual Acuity

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and visual inspection involving small defects at distances close to the eyes.

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • Worker is required to have close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).

Less than 1/3 of the time:

  • Worker is required to have color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).


Weather Conditions

  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work)


Noise Levels

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • Quiet conditions (examples: library, private office)
  • Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

Less than 1/3 of the time:

  • Loud noise (examples: manufacturing departments, large forklifts)


Sounds Like You?

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