Responsible for purchasing and negotiating material, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluates vendor quotes, services, and contracts to determine most desirable suppliers. Executes organizational strategy to drive competitive sourcing, delivering just in time ordering and lean manufacturing objectives.
Purchases raw material, supplies and facility request for custom and standard inventory as well as materials and equipment needed for day-to-day operations.
Prepares and mails complete and accurate purchase orders according to company guidelines.
Expedites and follows up on purchase orders as requested and necessary to drive down lead times.
Ensures vendors can provide products that meet the necessary internal technical requirements.
Resolves order and billing discrepancies in coordination with accounting and vendors. Responds to inquiries on any material received.
Processes returned purchased items that are not acceptable or do not meet specifications.
Analyze cost, negotiates contract details and seeks solutions to manage costs on suppliers.
Develops and maintains good business vendor relationships and seeks out new or alternates vendors as required.
Interfaces with management concerning new products, and forecasts for new and existing products.
Participates in physical inventory on an annual basis as needed.
Establishes and maintains raw material inventory and periodically checks quantities to ensure accuracy.