Divisional Buyer

The Woodlands, TX


Kodiak understands that our most valuable resource is our employees, and in order to provide industry-leading service and runtime, you must attract and retain premier talent. To accomplish this, Kodiak focuses on providing internal professional development and training, as well as the best benefits package in the industry.


The Divisional Buyer is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing materials, equipment, and services essential to the support of Field Operations and/or After Market Services (AMS). This role focuses on analyzing and verifying the accuracy of generated demand and ensures the demand is met, and invoices are paid resulting in a finalized Purchase Order. The Divisional Buyer will work closely with suppliers, field operations teams, and other internal stakeholders to ensure cost-effective and efficient procurement processes while maintaining high standards of quality and compliance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Actively participates in KGS’ Safety Program.

  • Actively monitors industry trends and best practices.

  • Adheres to all corporate and Supply Chain policies, procedures, guidelines, and statutory requirements.

  • Receives and reviews internal/external demand accuracy, utilizing appropriate ERP system or other approved purchasing methods.

  • When applicable, provides support in reviewing planning levels and places orders accordingly to satisfy those planning levels.

  • When applicable, places orders on vendor portals and ensures online orders are aligned with ERP orders.

  • Reviews available inventory to satisfy demand and engages other locations to ensure parts are available and usable; issues transfer PO’s monitoring in-transit until initial demand is satisfied.

  • Arranges logistics for the movement of goods purchased through external and internal sources.

  • When requested, processes core returns and warranty requests using KGS’ approved methodology.

  • Drafts/issues RFQ’s and RFP’s/tenders to satisfy demand after aggressively negotiating pricing and payment terms with vendors.

  • When needed, is responsible for setting up new vendors.

  • Ensures part numbers are accurate and up to date during the ordering process, requests the creation of part numbers when necessary.

  • Manages the ordering process, ensuring PO is kept accurate at all times by actively working the supplier’s order acknowledgements (bill and ship-to addresses, promised and need-by dates, quantities and prices are in-line with quote and purchase order).

  • Based on weekly reports, follows up on issued purchase order, ensuring deliveries occur as agreed with the supplier. If needed, expedites the delivery and/or keeps PO dates current, keeping internal/external customer informed of any changes.

  • Contacts vendor and resolves OS&D’s when notified by warehouse. When needed, coordinates replacements and vendor returns.

  • Interacts with the Accounts Payable department when resolving supplier invoice/purchase order discrepancies, as necessary.

  • Uploads documents tied to the procurement process (such as but not limited to demand-related documents, quotes, order acknowledgments) to the ERP and/or designated shared folders/SharePoint folders for auditing purposes.

  • Identifies and generates cost-out initiatives as well as maintains the Cost-Out/Buyer Cost Savings reporting tools and communicates results to the Supply Chain or Procurement Manager on a monthly basis.

  • Conducts supplier performance reviews for assigned region and/or category.

  • Works with stakeholders to drive continuous improvement of procurement and supply chain processes.

  • Works with Product Line, Engineering and/or Operations staff closely to develop alternative sources of supply.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Education & Certifications

  • High school diploma or GED is required.

  • Associate in business, Economics, or Supply Chain highly preferred

  • Licenses/certifications: Supply Chain certifications – CPIM or CSCP (APICS), or CPSM (ISM) are a plus.

  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License and have reliable transportation.

Work Experience

  • 5+ years of Supply Chain related experience (Procurement, Sourcing, Inventory Management and or Planning) required.

  • 3+ years of experience with ERP systems (Microsoft D365 being preferred) required.

  • Knowledge of midstream O&G industry is a plus.

Skills & Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, including, Word, Outlook with a strong emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint required.

  • Good communication, organization, interpersonal and time management skills

  • Proven job diligence, dedication, and attention to detail.

  • Must have a professional attitude and be a team player.

  • High ethical integrity is a must.

  • Able to accommodate the 24/7 nature of field operations in serving the field organization.

  • Understands basic inventory and warranty claim accounting practices and Company's use thereof.

  • Functions well in a strong service culture and is available to support Company field personnel at all levels and at all times.

  • Able to perform thorough analysis of vendor quality, responsiveness, and price.

  • Able and willing to travel outside of business hours to other locations as needed (such as regional KGS offices & field locations)

  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English, spoken and written.

Physical Demands

  • Required to sit for long periods of time as needed.

  • Ability to travel to/from site locations.

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. unaided.

  • Must be able to work under pressure and occasional long or irregular hours.


Kodiak will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Kodiak Gas Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

ReqID: JR2232

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Kodiak understands that our most valuable resource is our employees, and in order to provide industry-leading service and runtime, you must attract and retain premier talent. To accomplish this, Kodiak focuses on providing internal professional development and training, as well as the best benefits package in the industry.

Join our talent community


Kodiak Gas Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. For more information on Equal Employment Opportunity, please click here .

Kodiak Gas Services is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the Human Resources Department at hr@kodiakgas.com or 936-539-3300.