Liaises with key company employees to determine their product and service needs
Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times
Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for company
Identifies and researches potential new suppliers
Researches new products and services to meet company's goals
Assesses total costs of company purchases
Develops and implements strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels
Oversees a team of purchasing agents (in large companies)
Reports to the chief procurement officer
Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration.
Proven experience managing supply chain operations.
Experience using supply chain management software and tools, including Oracle, SAP Ariba, and/or Envision.
In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access).
Management and leadership skills.
Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.