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  • Sector: Manufacturing
  • Function: Purchasing Mgr
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  • Expiry Date: 11 February 2022
  • Job Ref: Nelson_2165427_1642012170

Job Number: 2165427

Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies in an organization.

Develops and implements activities in Purchasing to meet goals, quality and cost objectives. Selects, develops and leads personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the Purchasing function and develops schedules and manpower requirements for assigned areas. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and process to meet goals outlined. Normally receives instructions on new projects or assignments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability.
  • Evaluates vendor quotations to ensure the utilization of appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service.
  • Implements, manages, and monitors procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements.
  • Approves purchase orders and change notices.
  • Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications.
  • Oversees all activities related to procurement of a commodity, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity.
  • Assigns procurement requests to the appropriate personnel.
  • Negotiates or supervises the negotiation of complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Generally supervises lower level supervisors and/or professional staff, providing guidance to employees according to established policies and management guidance.
  • Ensure that departments within the organization reach goals within budget and a high level of quality.
  • Prepares reports.
  • Identifies obstacles to achieving business goals and provides solutions or seeks assistance.
  • Works to avoid erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results that may cause scrap, rework, use of excessive overtime, and/or delays in schedules.
  • Prepares and presents budgetary recommendations.
  • Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors, outside customers, and functional peer groups at various management levels. Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others, conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific project/schedules.

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