Job Description – Purchasing/Procurement Manager
The role of the Purchasing/Procurement Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize
purchasing and procurement strategies for technology spend across the
organization. This includes acquiring resources within budget and facilitating
communication between the enterprise and its providers in order to deliver
products and services according to plan. The Purchasing/Procurement Manager
will also define the objectives of products and services in order to oversee quality
control throughout their lifecycles.
Direct and manage sourcing strategies from beginning to end.
Define purchasing recommendations that support business goals, in
collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
Monitor and analyze trends in company spending and inventory control in
order to make recommendations for the future, and to identify areas for
Develop, establish, implement, and enforce supplier and outsourcer
guidelines, obligations, and service level agreements to the organization.
Develop and implement all purchasing policies and procedures, including
those for equipment, hardware, software, and service provision, in
conjunction with department leads and department-specific requirements.
Analyze trends and market conditions for the present and future pricing,
availability, lead-time, and capacity of goods and services.
Negotiate pricing, terms and conditions of sale, and warranties of goods
and products with key suppliers and vendors.
Negotiate pricing, terms, and conditions of contracts with contractors
and/or service providers.
Interview, identify, and qualify potential new vendors or suppliers in order
to secure more cost-effective sources of products and servi