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Purchasing Specialist at Emerson Electric Co in Houston, Texas

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Emerson, we are innovators and problem-solvers, focused on a common purpose: leaving our world in a better place than we found it. Each and every day, our foundational values—integrity, safety and quality, supporting our people, customer focus, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation—inform every decision we make and empower our employees to keep reaching higher. As a global technology and engineering leader, we provide groundbreaking solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $15.3 billion in sales and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers.
Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or a recent MBA graduate, you’ll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.

If you are a Purchasing professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you! Based in our Stafford, TX location, you will be involved in the purchasing of components in a manufacturing environment ensuring optimal cost, outstanding quality and on-time delivery.  AS A PURCHASING SPECIALIST, YOU WILL: 

  • Purchasing and coordination of domestic and global components
  • Coordinating internal resources for cost reduction initiatives and continuous business improvement processes
  • Building excellent supplier relationships
  • Coordinating purchase orders and management of products; maintaining up-to-date data in SAP
  • Continually adding value for the organization through purchasing initiatives
  • Establish contingency strategies for our core products to ensure on time delivery and quality
  • Participate in the implementation of Lean principles throughout the purchasing department
  • Oversee inventory steadiness while purchasing to a Plan For Every Part (PFEP) replenishment
  • Promptly settle accounts payable 3-way match incidents
  • Reconcile supplier defects expeditiously


  • You define overall goals and objectives
  • You utilize systems and technology to stay on track
  • You make new connections and build relationships in other areas and teams
  • You maintain relationships across a variety of functions and locations
  • You adjust communication to fit the audience and the message


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment OR Associate's Degree with 5 years supply chain/purchasing related work experience.  
  • Requires knowledge of fundamental concepts of production planning, inventory, scheduling, and lean principles as they apply to purchasing
  • Import/Export knowledge is required
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • Confident Decision-Making Skills
  • Supplier Development experience
  • Ability to work multi-dimensionally in a complex business matrixed environment
  • Proficient with ERP systems
  • Microsoft Office experience - intermediate to advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States


  • Prefer proficiency in SAP
  • International procurement experience
  • APICS Certification

WHY EMERSON? Our Commitment to Our PeopleWe invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership. Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual/family needs:  medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more.  We provide employees flexible time off plans including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave. Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn more about us!. Our Commitment to Diversity & InclusionAt Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson. Work AuthorizationEmerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire. Equal Opportunity EmployerEmerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment. If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by sending an email to  

Purchasing & Procurement