Work closely with planning department to help achieving the preset production plan.
Search for approved international suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history.
Prepare price comparisons to ensure compliance with the agreed upon contract price.
Negotiate with international suppliers to achieve best material price offer and best service.
Prepare foreign purchase orders, solicit bid proposals and review requisitions for materials or merchandise.
Review and follow up on all foreign purchase orders requested by all concerned parties/departments.
Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time, and in case of problems trace shipments and follow up undelivered goods.
Issue purchase report reflecting the status of purchase orders even they are opened or closed ones.