This buyer is responsible for selecting and negotiating with approved vendors and placing purchase orders in response to product requirements established by various departments within the organization.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Evaluate bids, select and recommend suppliers and negotiate price, quality and service. Typically reviews important bids with supervisor before placing orders.
- Expedite orders with suppliers to meet production schedules.
- 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.