Department: Purchasing

Location: Houston , TX

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The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD is looking for an experienced Buyer to join our team

About the Position

The Buyer at The Harris Center will be responsible for ensuring compliance with established departmental and The Harris Center approved policies and procedures within the Central Purchasing Department. You will perform extensive research and demonstrate the ability to negotiate with suppliers, manage inventory, evaluate quality goods, and monitor budget. The Buyer will also analyze requisitions for goods and services as well as ensure completeness of specifications and supporting documentation, in addition to advising and supporting requisitioning units through both informal and formal solicitation processes.  


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Short- and Long-term disability insurance
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Prescription plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • 401(a), 403(b), or 457 retirement plans with matching
  • Generous PTO
  • Competitive salary
  • Family and Medical leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Loan Repayment Coordination Assistance
  • Professional development programs
  • New hire referral bonus


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Professional Certification from a Purchasing Organization, such as ISM, NIGP, or State of Texas
  • 2 years of experience in a centralized procurement environment and public purchasing
  • Experience with the creation and manipulation of large spreadsheets, preferred

About The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD

The Harris Center is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Authority serving Harris County, Texas.  As the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, The Harris Center provides a full continuum of services at 86 different sites across Harris County in more than 42 different languages as well as sign language in order to better serve our community. We are committed to meeting the behavioral health and IDD needs of Harris County residents and giving them hope to live to their fullest potential. 

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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (“The HARRIS CENTER”) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.