Most pertinent responsibilities include:
• Responsible for managing all aspects of the purchasing activities; including, obtaining and negotiating pricing from manufacturers and vendors. Determine if inventory quantities are sufficient for the needs of the company and order more supplies as needed.
• Responsible for sourcing new suppliers, establishing relationships with vendors, negotiating purchasing contracts, solving order grievances and discrepancies, and managing the purchasing process from the request for proposal stage through delivery. Review and analyze processes to reduce costs.
• Establish, build, and maintain relationships, negotiate costs and terms, and resolve quality issues with suppliers. Investigate and pursues cost reduction opportunities within the purchasing responsibilities. Manage projects involving supplier standardization opportunities. Created supplier programs (direct shipment) with the goal of reducing transportation/freight costs and maximize customer service
• Responsible for Cradle to Grave product management, performance & overall implementation of the assigned devices, including communication and issue resolution between buyers and Suppliers, which may include weekly cross-functional team calls to ensure proper and timely communication and active monitoring of quality and reliability issues throughout the life cycle of devices.