Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and Facility Schedulers.
Analyze current inventory to reduce carry costs.
Ensure your orders are acknowledged correctly, and that any notes of delays, back orders, and other relevant information are present and complete. Collaborate with Planning and Purchasing Assistant if needed.
Review purchased item quantities on PO’s vs actual demand from Production Plan. Work with Planner to accommodate plantings outside of the original Demand Plan. Adjust as needed.
Facilitate resolutions for open orders past due.
Facilitate claims, secure replacements as needed, and amend PO’s accordingly.
Use your expertise to continuously evaluate and make recommendations to improve procedures, reporting, costing and efficiencies.
Generate and analyze reports as needed to illuminate any problems or trends relevant to the S&OP processes.
Work with AP to resolve invoicing issues to maintain price agreements as determined as PO was issued.