- Vendor Evaluation: Conduct assessments to identify and qualify vendors based on quality, cost, and reliability.
- Request for Proposal (RFP) Creation: Draft and distribute RFPs to potential vendors, outlining the specifications and requirements for products or services needed.
- Cost Analysis: Perform detailed cost analyses to identify optimal procurement options aligned with budget constraints and quality standards.
- Negotiation: Lead negotiations with suppliers to secure advantageous contract terms and conditions.
- Compliance Monitoring: Keep procurement activities compliant with internal policies and external regulations.
- Quality Assurance: Collaborate with the quality control team to ensure the purchased materials meet all necessary quality metrics.
- Order Management: Oversee the entire ordering process, from initial requisition to final delivery, ensuring timeliness and accuracy.
- Supplier Relationship Management: Maintain and nurture relationships with suppliers for long-term partnership and potential cost savings.
- Technical Liaison: Serve as the point of contact between engineering departments and suppliers to clarify technical specifications or resolve issues.
- Contract Management: Administer supplier contracts and agreements, ensuring they meet both short-term needs and long-term strategic goals.
- Proficiency in procurement software (e.g., SAP, Oracle)
- Strong data analysis skills
- Expertise in MS Office, especially Excel, for financial modeling
- Understanding of technical blueprints and schematics
- Knowledge of quality control standards
- Communication Skills.