As established by senior management, carries out plans and implements activities related to the procurement of materials, parts, components, and equipment. Manages the activities of buyers and expediters to accomplish company objectives. Reviews and approves purchases up to a specifically authorized dollar amount. Takes the lead to negotiate contracts as authorized. Ensures staff coordinates purchasing activities with engineering and manufacturing departments to maintain inventories at planned levels. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. May create policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities. Monitors the cost, schedule and performance aspects of subcontracts.
Manages the plan for division wide procurement requirements and creates systems and policies as directed by senior management.
Within established business process controls, ensures that staff is trained to plan, scope, and execute procurement activities.
Acts as lead negotiator for contracts and company liaison with outside vendors.
Through team, ensures that supply levels and inventory goals are met for every function.
Ensures the purchasing function is well staffed by selecting, developing, and evaluating team to ensure efficient operation and provide training for system upgrades as appropriate
Bachelor’s degree in related area.
10 years related experience coupled with purchasing knowledge. skills in negotiations, vendor management, or both.
Skills / Certifications
Skills in negotiations, vendor management, or both.