Advance Procurement Specialist - Full Time - Houston (TX)United States



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Join our Energy  team within Flow Equipment  division in United States as Advance Procurement Specialist to help us take us to the next level. 


This position is accountable for effective supplier selection, management, and negotiation for the procurement of major factored goods.  This will be coordinated in conjunction with sales through the tendering and order entry process.  Ensure all assigned supplier contracts and purchase orders do not place the company under undo financial, business, or legal risks.  Provides support to Sales, Tendering and Project Management through these activities.

  • Assist the Sales and Tendering teams with projects in vendor selections and performing technical evaluations and negotiations of commercial issues, up to and including the issuance of a Letter of Intent / Letter of Award for defined factored goods.
  • Confirm contract terms for defined factored goods to company's contract risk management guidelines and ensure inclusion of required project specific terms.
  • Evaluate the supply chain to meet customer and Sulzer’s requirements for factored goods and provide feedback to internal stakeholders.  
  • Develop and maintain project data / files and databases on factored goods and suppliers.
  • Assist other departments in the resolution of factored goods issues.




To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Report monthly to Strategic Procurement on status of sourcing activities.
  • Advise suppliers of quality and delivery performance that is compatible with Sulzer's and our customers' requirements.
  • Supports, cooperates with, and participates in company-wide LEAN and EHS Management System which includes following all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures. Supports and cooperates in company-wide Quality Management effort.
  • Adheres to company and department policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Your benefits:

  • 15 days or paid time off and 11 company-paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan with a 6% company match 
  • Comprehensive benefits program, including, medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term and long-term disability
  • Motivating wellness program 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Service awards at 5 years


Location: We are based in Houston (TX).  


International applicants are welcome to apply.


Have a question about the role? Reach out to the Hiring Manager – Sasha Yadira Pizarro or the recruiting team – Ricardo Israel Arroyo. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


To apply, complete your Profile in Success Factors. Then apply via an internal job board in SF for this vacancy, answering a few additional questions.

We encourage you to inform your line manager of your career interest and application for this role as your desired next career step.

About us

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN).

As one of the awarded World’s Best Employers, we are proud to be among the Top 25 engineering companies worldwide and rank nr. 8 in Switzerland. Our position reflects our commitment to create a work environment where everyone is empowered to make a real impact.

Flow Equipment

The Flow Equipment division specializes in pumping solutions specifically engineered for the processes of our customers. We provide pumps, agitators, compressors, grinders, screens and filters developed through intensive research and development in fluid dynamics and advanced materials. We are a market leader in pumping solutions for water, oil and gas, power, chemicals and most industrial segments.

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