Negotiates with suppliers for the purchase of designated materials, components, equipment or services. Has responsibility for the purchase and/or procurement of designated materials, equipment or services. Consistent with experience and performance, incumbent progress from less to more complex procurement lines.
Essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to:
Review and edit requisition for complete ordering information including approved signature, charge/account number, quantity, required delivery dates, description, etc. Check for sources, prices, or negotiate for prices and sources when necessary. Prepare requests for quotation; negotiate with suppliers; select the appropriate supplier and commit purchase-requisitioned requirements. Prepare purchase orders and amendments, including all technical and commercial requirements; follow-up and ensure requirements are met based on MRP to meet production demand. Maintain part planning data in MRP, such as lead time, safety stock and preferred vendor. Maintain or have maintained systematic purchase order files including all related contractual data; follow-up and notify applicable Company functions of any changes in status. Develop cooperative vendor relationships; maintain liaison with supplier and expedite improvements in delivery as required. Identify and implement cost savings through product resourcing, Make/Buy and process improvements. Rationalize sources of supply and eliminate suppliers with poor delivery or quality performance. Review and recommend disposition of all invoice discrepancies; work with suppliers for proper disposition of rejected, cancelled, and surplus materials. Develop, evaluate, and utilize the capabilities of new sources of supply. Develop material cost estimates and lead times for specified items. Oversee issue and reorder as required. Analyze and interpret industry conditions for specific items which may have an effect upon design, lead time, cost, or marketing and notify respective departments. Must have good oral, written communications and have a high level of moral and ethical codes.