Strong analytic, forecasting and negotiation skills to procure goods, materials and services on favorable terms.
- Manage core supplier lead times to assist with manufacturing and distribution planning.
- Support production and sales efforts by ensuring materials orders and inventories stay on track.
- Source new suppliers
- Establish relationships with vendors
- Negotiate purchasing contracts
- Resolve order grievances and discrepancies
- Manage the purchasing process through delivery
- Review and analyze processes to reduce waste and errors
- Partner with other departments such as production, customer service, sales and safety on supply chain management
- Build and supervise purchasing agent staff across multiple divisions