Responsible for selecting and negotiating with approved domestic and international vendors and placing purchase orders in response to product requirements established by various departments within the organization.
Evaluate bids, select and recommend suppliers and negotiate price, quality and service.
Expedite the procurement of parts or materials in short or critical supply.
Perform market analyses and competitive evaluations.
Negotiate and settle with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections and losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes.
Conduct supplier site visits and rate them as to production capability, performance and delivery as needed.