Responsible for Planning, directing and coordinating the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Also responsible for all dispatch operations
2.0 DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Analyze market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future material availability.
Control department budgets.
Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying and storing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies.
Prepare reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs.
Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.
Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
Administer on-line purchasing systems.
Arrange for disposal of surplus materials.
Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them in order to determine product availability and terms of sales.
Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
Maintain and improve the company’s procurement directives, policies, rules and guidelines