Purchasing manager will negotiate with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies, equipment and services used by the company. They keep on top of company's supply needs. Seeks out high-quality goods and negotiates reasonable prices on orders. Communicates with team members and executives. Oversees a team of purchasing agents.
Negotiates with vendors for good and services, negotiating the best possible price and service guarantee.
Establishes purchasing policies and ensure compliance.
Administers American Express corporate purchasing card program.
Develops new supply sources where vendors are inadequate.
Examines bids and makes awards.
Establishes account/credit and terms.
Negotiates blanket purchase orders when appropriate and monitors cost during the time period.
Ensures Investment Budget rules are followed and keeps track of all DAD’s to ensure adherence to policy.
Checks requisitions for appropriate approval and account numbers.
Works closely with receiving department to ensure proper supplies arrived
Traces delinquent arrivals from purchase orders.
Follows environmental and safety regulations and acts in compliance with U.S. laws.
Complies with safety and corporate guidelines on business ethics.
Coordinates with people in different company locations to see if a better price is available somewhere else or if suppliers in a certain area are not living up to expectations
Communicates with executives and gains approval for purchasing contracts with new vendors or on new supplies
Communicates with suppliers and to make sure supplies get where they need to be when they need to be, even when a deadline is tight
Maintains a network of professional contacts in order to discover new opportunities for good deals on orders
Forecasts demand for certain products and makes orders accordingly
Checks inventory, tracks how inventory is used, and adjusts purchasing habits in accord with apparent trends
Excellent Organizational Skills
Ability to work with a variety of people
Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
Attention to detail and problem solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment
Proven work experience as a Purchasing Manager, Agent or Officer
Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
About Skyline Windows
Skyline Windows is a family-owned, New York based window company. We are best known for designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing our own products. Skyline specializes in providing custom solutions that are individually tailored to our clients needs.
Skyline Windows is a premier window manufacturer in the U.S. with over 350 employees, a Sales, Engineering, and Service headquarters, and two production facilities offering over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space. We offer a unique, vertically integrated approach to the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of customized solutions for all types of projects.
Skyline proudly builds on our century-long legacy of fine craftsmanship and service. We have immense pride in our work and are proud to be part of the ever-growing New York skyline.