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Title Purchasing Manager Reports To (Name of Manager) Summary The Purchasing Manager is responsible for the tactical procurement of commodities, supplies, equipment, and services to be used by the organization. This is a Senior Position within the organization, with direct corporate responsibilities. The Purchasing Manager coordinates his or her efforts with manufacturing, warehouse and store supervisors in order to maintain the appropriate level of inventory. This individual will utilize expert knowledge to purchase goods and services that meet quality requirements and specifications at the most favorable price for the company, while simultaneously building and maintaining strategic relationships with key suppliers. Responsibilities will include the strategic forecasting, contract negotiation, development of purchasing policies and procedures for ensuring the availability of all necessary materials required to support the manufacturing process, release scheduling of inbound raw materials and components, and ensuring adequate stock levels for production requirements. Job Duties         Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities of the organization Develop purchasing policies and procedures and control purchasing department budget Identify vendors of materials, equipment or supplies Evaluate cost and quality of goods or services Negotiate or oversee the negotiation of purchase contracts Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials Review and process claims against suppliers Interview, hire and oversee training of staff

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