Manage supplier base while proactively seeking and developing new suppliers that strategically fit within the organization’s annual operating plan
Conduct physical inventories quarterly or as required
Ensure timely, cost effective solutions to support the organization’s new products and improvements.
Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks
Participates in the processing of purchase orders, requisitions, bids, and contracts; solicits quotations, place and expedite orders, and maintains and keeps records.
Evaluation and Reviews
Oversees a team of purchasing agents
Evaluates the work of assigned staff; administers work assignments and monitors deadlines; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; counsels’ employees to correct deficiencies; recommends disciplinary actions
Reviews market/vendor database regularly and provides guidance to subordinates for maintaining and gathering various information from available resources
Direct staff in the process daily requisitions, expedite deliveries, resolve quality issues and adjust supply chain as required
Maintaining Links With Supplier
Liaises with key employees of the organization to determine their product and service needs
Identifies and researches potential new suppliers
Maintains responsible business relations with external parties, keeps informed of new products and services, market conditions, and current prices, evaluates vendor performances
Works closely with finance department for bills and payments.
Works closely with external parties for quotes and purchases
Advanced Qualification / Certification / Specialist Training
Certificate in Procurement And Supply Operations Preferred