As a Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for buying anything a company might need in order to operate effectively. This could include equipment, goods and services, such as the raw materials to make a particular product, or the energy source used to power a factory. You will play a vital role in the operation of the business.

Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer jobs is the process of planning, implementing and controlling the operations of the supply chain as efficiently as possible. Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer jobs include all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption. Importantly, Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer jobs also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers. In essence, Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer jobs integrates supply and demand management within and across companies.

Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer jobs key responsibilities include;

  • Releasing purchases orders to suppliers based on MRP planned orders.

  • Lead efforts to implement MRP system and other supply chain business systems as required, establish site training programs for these systems.

  • Drive effective implementation of design to cost methodology within the project team.

  • Purchase order management through open order reconciliation and rescheduling.

  • Identify and design the necessary periodic reports which should be made available, MRP, Rescheduling, Shortage etc.

  • Manage excess and obsolete materials to ensure no exposure at product end of life or transition.

  • Manage relationships with procurement organisations.

  • Input cost information to Sourcing Manager

  • Place and expedite orders in line with project requirements

  • Maintain supplier files with relevant qualification history and appropriate documents.

  • Develop with production and other functions and execute the production scheduling processes and develop and maintain SOPs for Planning / Operations.

  • Carry out monthly/quarterly/ yearly planning for the organisation.

  • Set finished goods inventory targets to facilitate the measurement of actual versus goal.

  • Participate in the yearly budgeting process for the plant.

  • Liaise with relevant departments on site with regards to customer complaints.

  • Complete month-end processing and associated reports.

Skills and qualities

To become an SCM, you will need:

  • brilliant customer service skills

  • great motivational skills

  • excellent time management

  • a great understanding as to how businesses work and operate, including finance

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