Provide day to day support to Purchasing Assistants to ensure they are meeting their personal performance objectives.
Provide support to Purchasing Assistants as issues arise, e.g., pricing, lead-time, expediting, etc.
Align business objectives and develop sources of supply based on strategic direction.
Understand financial concepts including invoicing, accounts payable and other financial business processes. Interpret financial data, analyze cost structures, and determine financial impacts of decisions.
Identify and develop new suppliers.
Lead cost reduction efforts
Negotiate terms and pricing with various vendors, ensuring we are purchasing parts, goods, and services at competitive prices.
Issue requests for quote and purchase orders for complex requirements.
Read and understand engineering drawings and bills of material.
Develop detailed knowledge and understanding of cost drivers and manufacturing / service processes and leverages this knowledge to optimize value for Thar Process.
Monitor Supplier On-Time Delivery
Reduce Supplier Lead-Time
Assist Finance department to resolve invoicing errors / issues to ensure prompt payment.
Monitor Supplier Quality
Assist in resolving supplier quality issues (returns, rework, credits etc.)Support Project Management in planning and managing projects to deliver customer orders on time and within budget.
Provide Purchasing / Supply Chain perspective / input on cross functional teams
Develop metrics for gauging inventory level needs and then maintaining those levels throughout the year.