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Associate, Indirect Procurement


This is a Full-time position in Coppell, TX posted May 26, 2020.

Location: Coppell, TX

Position Summary

For decades, Samsung has been leading the charge on innovation. We see beauty in achieving excellence and our passion for change fuels our discoveries, inventions, and breakthrough technology. We believe that technology can, and should, make the world a better place, so we create new possibilities for people everywhere, push the limits of what’s possible, and constantly innovate.

At Samsung Electronics America, we take pride in the creativity and diversity of our talented people – they are at the forefront of everything we do. Their skillset and mindset drive our continued success. Only the resilient and resourceful thrive in the daily dose of unexpected at Samsung. We unapologetically push to achieve unforeseen potential in everything we do, both within the workplace and at home. We fearlessly face challenges head-on, conquer the unconquerable, and are comfortable living in the uncomfortable zone.

Together we make the impossible possible. Because at Samsung, we Own the Unknown.

Are you ready to #OwnTheUnknown? Join us.

Role and Responsibilities

Samsung Electronics is the largest subsidiary of the Samsung Group, amounting to 70 percent of the group’s revenue and reigning as the world’s largest technology company with more than $200 billion in revenue. Globally the company has a presence in 80 countries and employs more than 270,000 people. Samsung is the world’s leading provider of mobile phones, smartphones, and tablet computers—fueled primarily by the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy line of devices—and produces a wide variety of products and components ranging from color and mono-laser printers and copiers, virtual desktop infrastructure, solid state drives, set-top boxes, TVs, LCD panels, lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, chips, flash memory, and hard-drive devices.

Samsung Electronics USA is a $40 billion-dollar business with a vast portfolio of superior quality mobile and electronics products. The business also plays a leadership role globally for creating the best new and next-generation products and platforms. Samsung’s vision is to reach and engage the consumer through revolutionary retail stores and experience centers.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supports to fulfill the procurement needs and requirements of product development projects and activities.
  • Issue daily delivery orders and ensure parts availability to support production
  • Initiate and perform inventory control, initiate purchase requisitions and purchase orders, prepare purchasing reports, and record purchasing transactions.
  • Resolves purchasing and procurement related issues and discrepancies. Identifies and resolves invoicing problems and issues between accounting and vendors.
  • Initiates Return Material Authorizations (RMA’s)
  • Complies with purchasing policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure the best prices and the most optimum delivery of materials, supplies, and equipment while enhancing their efficiency
  • Performs purchasing activities in compliance with procurement standards, controls, and ethical business practices.
  • Prepares and presents reports, provides information to identify purchasing requirements, and communicates and reports performance against plans and business objectives.
  • Manages excess and obsolete materials on and off site, Samsung owned and Vendor owned, on and off site.
  • Manages projects and activities to ensure conformance to plans and the timely and effective achievement of results.
  • Identifies schedules, and performance of procurement activities in accordance with business project schedules and plans.


  • Some after hours and holiday/weekend work is required
  • Occasional international travel required

Role and Responsibilities:

Required Skills:

  • Experience with SAP or similar business enterprise purchasing, inventory control, and procurement management system.
  • Microsoft Office Suite of PC software applications, advanced in Excel spreadsheet and PowerPoint preparation skills
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency in Korean language is desired for communication with headquarters in Korea
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Collaborative skills

Additional Job Description

Physical/Mental Demands and Working Conditions:

  • The position requires the ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities in the following environment:
  • Work is generally performed in an office environment.
  • Operate a computer keyboard and view a video display terminal 50% of work time, including prolonged periods of time.
  • The movement and transportation of equipment, most of the time under 25 pounds.
  • Performs work under time schedules and stresses which are normally periodic or cyclical, including time sensitive job stress, fatigue, unpaid over-time, intellectual challenge, constant technical data feedback, language barriers, and business management stress.
  • Machines, tools, equipment, and work aids representative and commonly associated with PCs, printers, and office work areas.
  • Frequently works additional hours beyond normal schedule.
  • Under very little direct supervision with a high level of responsibility to apply general policies and guidelines where decisions are seldom monitored and consequences of decisions adversely affect operating results and management decisions.  Complete access to confidential company data where disclosure may jeopardize the company’s competitive position.

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce, and provides Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.