The Procurement Manager coordinates the logistics of all aspects of the supply chain with focus on moving products or materials in the most efficient way, so that it arrives at the right place, at the right time, at the right cost and quantity and of the right quality. Part Strategic and Part Operational the Procurement Manager will develop and implement strategies and processes.
Primary Duties Supervise & purchase raw materials, electronic & passive components, products & services needed to support manufacturing and R & D Operations. Maintain records of goods ordered and received. Report and minimize purchase price variance from established standards. Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
Analyze market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future material availability. Consult with AP regarding payment for vendors and resolve any discrepancies with PO's /invoices preventing 3 way matching of PO, receipt and invoices. Collect all international invoices and review for payment correctness before submitting to AP for wire payment. Setup purchasing parameters for all part numbers and products released or changed by Engineering Department into database. Locate sources of supply for all materials, equipment or supplies and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales. Monitor the expenditures for all departments to make sure they are within their departmental budgets and report monthly to President. Evaluate planning and replenishment of materials required for production with safety stock levels and MOQ's. Perform regular analysis of inventory availability and reorder points to make sure our usage match actual consumption. Recommend & Execute purchase of materials based on demands and business plans. Ensure compliance of quality standards & assurance in materials & product delivery. Job Description: HR Manager / Office Manager 2 of 2 Build and maintain good supplier relationships. Evaluate and assess supplier's overall performance annually. Develop / implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies and procedures with suppliers. Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals. Negotiate with suppliers to attain lowest possible total cost for purchase commodities. Provide timely updates on the status of any supplier quality or delivery problems to internal customers. Maintain & monitor database for proper sourcing, procurement lead-times, order quantities, prices and internal delivery requirements. Support control & storage of inventory in line with LEAN principles (e.g. visible FIFO, work with warehouse team for replenishment systems & quantities to support operational needs. Expedite all parts with suppliers as required preventing stock outs and production downtime. Meet with engineering department to communicate parts design requirements w/ suppliers ensuring the highest quality is met at lowest possible cost.
Monitor status of open purchase orders daily to ensure on-time delivery of all materials/goods/services including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of future problems. Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials. Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers. Interview and hire staff, and oversee staff training. Look for opportunities to convert in-house builds to OSP with saving over 25% as the goal.
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