Conduct self-guided research to become familiar with what products are available as well as their costs and benefits
Search available products to find the best combination of quality, price, and delivery
Negotiate policies and contracts with various suppliers
Manage deliveries to confirm compliance with contracts
Monitor stock levels and verify purchase requisitions
Identify damaged or defective goods and work out an alternative solution with the supplier
Keep detailed records and prepare and submit necessary reports
Maintain professional relationships with all key suppliers
Attend various conferences, supplier plants, and vendor interviews to stay informed about changes and advancements in the industry
Holistically Manage Risk
Improve Supplier Relationships
Participate in a Global Market.
Involve New Technology.
Develop Financial Skills.
Lead in Innovation.