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Top 50 Purchasing Supervisor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Purchasing Supervisor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Purchasing Supervisor resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.1% of Purchasing Supervisor resumes contained Office Supplies as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Purchasing Supervisor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Purchasing Supervisor

1. Office Supplies
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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Received and placed orders for office supplies, phones and office furniture for over 125 school sites in eight states.
  • Joined a larger purchasing consortium for office supplies resulting is a 26% annual savings.
  • Estimated usage, monitored inventory, and coordinated ordering of all office supplies and equipment.
  • Handle all purchases and transactions of office supplies, packaging materials, and equipment.
  • Place orders for employee uniforms, office supplies, business cards and IT equipment.
  • Supervised contracts, for services from office supplies to work boats & helicopters.
  • Place orders for medical and office supplies & equipment.
  • Managed the Facility Capitol Projects and Office Supplies budgets.
  • Ordered all office supplies online.
  • Purchased MRO, OEM, office supplies, etc.
  • Executed contracts and maintained relationships with vendors (office supplies, food & beverage, etc.
  • Ordered and maintained inventory on all office supplies Coordinate office set-ups for attorneys and staff
  • Implemented rollout of Corporate Express for procurement of office supplies for all sites.

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2. Purchase Orders
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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Systematized products receiving, documented and coordinated purchase orders, and maintained glass inventories in fast-paced, high pressure environment.
  • Prepared bid solicitations according the Texas Department of Agriculture standards and awarded purchase orders to vendors.
  • Designed/implemented tracking system for purchase orders to increase accuracy in budgeting and cost control.
  • Handled all purchase orders from our customers domestically and internationally.
  • Prepare purchase requisitions, approve and issues purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions.
  • Managed all OSP Buyers and suppliers to assure purchase orders will be completed on time or early.
  • Updated the Corporate Supplier Terms and Conditions applied to all Purchase Orders produced in the corporation.
  • Purchased products based on Purchase Orders (PO's) released by the production system.
  • Edited purchase requests, prepares purchasing and accounting paperwork such as small purchase orders requisitions.
  • Improved the process of requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Key involvement and management of NCR's related to purchase orders.
  • Entered all purchase orders and receipts in computer using Quick Books.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Approve all purchase orders for correct pricing and compare to invoice.
  • Matched purchase orders with invoices and recorded the necessary information.
  • Created and issued all purchase orders according to set deadlines.
  • Review Purchase Orders for accuracy and compliance.
  • Prepare purchase orders and expense reports.
  • Create item SKU's, purchase orders and monitor customer orders using AS400 Dansik software.
  • Created purchase orders of products for Microsoft, Veritas, and Seagate Software.

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3. New Vendors
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Here's how New Vendors is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Create purchase orders using Birch Street Systems; assist others with Birch Street questions/issues, setup new vendors in Birch Street.
  • Analyzed spend to identify profit boosting opportunities by using new vendors, saving 25% on all consumables for 2016.
  • Build and setup new markets with bid contracts, item prices files, options, plan offerings and new vendors.
  • Researched for new vendors and distributors, meets with their sale representatives to establish business and commitment.
  • Evaluated potential new vendors as well as existing vendors for capabilities and performance.
  • Researched new vendors, and negotiated pricing and ordered materials from vendors.
  • Source new products, establish terms and setup new vendors in system.
  • Reviewed request for new vendors, update and maintain vendor master database.
  • Seek and approve new Vendors based on ISO standards.
  • Process adding new vendors to our system as required.
  • Search for new vendors for possible cost reduction.
  • Manage the authorization of new vendors.
  • Located and qualified new vendors.
  • Forecasted and established economic reorder points, researched and established new vendors, and maintained inventory levels using MAPICS.

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4. Inventory Control
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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Organized labor for Procurement Department including order processing, production planning, inventory control and monthly purchasing report.
  • Coordinated, scheduled and directed personnel in Materials Handling and Inventory Control through manual and computerized systems.
  • Organized purchasing and inventory control to accommodate the requirements of seven high volume restaurant outlets.
  • Inventory Control Analyst - Monitoring inventory of production material.
  • Managed replenishment and inventory control in a warehouse distribution.
  • Maintained current and accurate inventory control.
  • Warehouse and inventory control management.
  • Participated on Inventory Control Teams.
  • Defined and developed inventory control processes; result: Increased effective inventory turns from 2.2 to 4.1 in 6 months.
  • Maintain several GSE Facilities through communication, supervising, accounting, inventory control, purchasing, auditing and documenting.
  • General Ledger, AP, AR, Cash Management, Fixed Assets, Inventory Control, Procurement & Payroll
  • Furthered education through courses and seminars on inventory control, negotiation, managing people, and diversity training.
  • Implemented an inventory control and accounting system for a 7000+ line item inventory valued at $500,000.
  • Supervised Purchasing, Warehouse, and Inventory Control personnel in State Institution.
  • Utilized Microsoft Great Plans to set up and implement inventory control procedures.
  • Work with staff to improve productivity and improve on inventory control.
  • Inventory Control - monitor cycle counts and annual inventory.
  • Monitor monthly cycle counts for inventory control measures.
  • Inspected depots to guarantee proper inventory control principles.
  • Inventory Control Developing and maintaining a system to meet materials requirements in a timely, but cost effective method.

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5. Raw Materials
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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Led continuous improvement activities to reduce overall costs by identifying and implementing best practices across raw materials.
  • Researched and developed finishing processes for raw materials.
  • Manage a staff of 4 employees in handling external procurement of raw materials, part, equipment, supplies and services.
  • Direct and oversee the global procurement of raw materials necessary to support the production of microbiological products for the health industry.
  • Directed and coordinated activities of personnel engaged in purchasing and distributing raw materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies.
  • Worked very closely with production daily, to anticipate, schedule, expedite, all packaging and raw materials.
  • Improved qualification rate of raw materials by 5%; shortened the lead time of materials by10%.
  • Plan and coordinate the purchase and delivery of all raw materials to meet the Master Production Schedule.
  • Negotiated prices on raw materials, services, and most other aspects of the business.
  • Worked with Master Scheduler to ensure raw materials are available to meet Manufacturing's needs.
  • Purchased raw materials, electronic components, off the shelf parts and machined parts.
  • Project identified top suppliers and raw materials based on revenue of top selling products.
  • Placed purchase orders for all raw materials, operating suppliers and machine parts.
  • Purchased all raw materials, forgings, castings and machined parts.
  • Reduced three raw materials' costs by 10,000 Yuan per month
  • Purchased raw materials for plant operations.
  • Worked with distribution supplying Beckman Coulter international manufacturing facilities with raw materials to meet their requirements.
  • Monitored movement of raw materials thru various stages to ensure accurate completion and on-time delivery.
  • Supervised two buyers responsible for the purchasing of all raw materials for window manufacturing plant.Created and received purchase orders.
  • Coordinated and purchased all raw materials during startup for a new vinyl door manufacturing plant located in Muncie, IN.

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6. Supplier Relationships
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Here's how Supplier Relationships is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Manage supplier relationships and developed productivity process improvements in order to increase customer satisfaction and improve supplier relations.
  • Reduced inventory and lead times by establishing and maintaining supplier relationships in a low volume manufacturing environment.
  • Established cooperative supplier relationships to minimize on-hand stock, improve pricing, and demand flexibility.
  • Developed and maintained executive level supplier relationships.
  • Managed supplier relationships and followed up with any delivery, quality, or invoice issues.
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships including negotiation of Long Term Agreements, Pricing Agreements.
  • Establish and maintain qualified Supplier relationships; locate and qualify additional sources.
  • Managed the procurement supplier relationships for the company.
  • Use Oracle 11i to create purchase orders Establish/maintain supplier relationships.

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7. Cost Savings
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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Negotiated cost savings of 15% by utilizing competitive bidding strategies on piping commodity packages for international project.
  • Achieved 1.3 million dollars in cost savings for 1996 to beat the factory goal of 1 million dollars in savings.
  • Sourced vendors and new suppliers while negotiating best pricing, quality, and service resulting in annual cost savings.
  • Developed a targeted group of strategic suppliers and reduced resulting in a cost savings of $1M.
  • Achieved 20% cost savings on vessels and tanks by leveraging project requirements and negotiating project discount.
  • Led two commodities on Corporate Sourcing Committee, responsible for $1.3 million in cost savings.
  • Negotiated cost savings program with off shore supplier which generated annual savings over $250,000.
  • Implemented various cost savings programs that yielded annualized savings in excess of $250,000.00.
  • Report monthly metrics to management team for OTD, quality and cost savings.
  • Centralized warehouse purchasing resulted in a cost savings of $1.6 million.
  • Combined cost savings of over $1.3M.
  • Delivered cost savings for the company.
  • Identify and implement cost savings.
  • Participated in multi-divisional purchasing council to share ideas and sources for cost savings opportunities.
  • Analyzed and validated all Cost Savings/Avoidances reports for all Corporate Purchasing.
  • Worked directly with VP s, Directors of each business unit regarding SAFETY, RISK and COST SAVINGS.
  • Key Accomplishments Cost Savings to the Company is in excess of $1,000,000 on one product launch
  • Cost savings - implemented Annual Pricing and Long Term Agreements Developed secondary sourcing suppliers.
  • Assisted Buyers in reviewing contracts and analyzing terms Contributed to overall cost savings by negotiating lowest possible cost when placing Purchase Orders
  • Realized multi-year cost savings $2.4M through regional and national strategic RFQs with key suppliers.

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8. MRO
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Here's how MRO is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Standardized MRO financial controls across multiple facilities.
  • Approved all purchase requisitions for general supplies, discreet spending and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operating) Supplies.
  • Manage all facets of MRO purchasing including the selection of new suppliers and the management of established suppliers.
  • Followed up with MRO on status of parts in shop and kept detailed notes of ship by dates.
  • Reduced $500K in annual maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) purchasing costs.
  • Reviewed and authorized MRO purchase orders and negotiated blanket order agreements with U.S. and Mexican suppliers.
  • Leverage corporate spends to Purchasing, and MRO reporting maximizes benefits for all facilities.
  • Participated in project to develop company-wide volume MRO product discounts with select vendors.
  • Manage daily purchasing activities including MRO, raw materials plus additional special projects.
  • Procure MRO materials, including machine parts and equipment lease to support facility.
  • Supervised all MRO (stock and non-stock) and capitol purchasing activities.
  • Manage certificate of insurance database for all service and MRO suppliers.
  • Coordinated and supervised the purchase and expediting of MRO goods.
  • Managed buyer/planners in the procurement of inventory items/MRO supplies.
  • Supervised the purchase of packaging materials and MRO items.
  • Led plant site's MRO strategy / execution.
  • Supervised MRO Buyer and Receiving personnel.
  • Trained and directed two material and MRO buyers as well as clerical personnel in Material Handling to support department needs companywide.
  • Reduced Material Requirements and Operations (MRO) inventory by [ ].
  • Total MRO spend of [ ] million/ year.

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9. MRP
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Here's how MRP is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Implemented a supplier controlled inventory program whereby suppliers received bi-weekly MRP reports and determined when and how much inventory to replenish.
  • Monitored/reviewed Storeroom MRP, reviewed minimum and maximum ordering level to ensure efficiency in the mill environment.
  • Utilized MRP computer system to identify best-available pricing before purchasing equipment.
  • Maintained manual MRP database; planned for and managed the replenishment of finished goods and raw materials based on sales forecast.
  • Work with Planner to develop work risk mitigation plans for components whose lead times are outside the MRP required date.
  • Manage and maintain corporate MRP system (BPCS) including cost maintenance, schedule loading and item master updates.
  • Developed new Production control and MRP process related to the old system the company offers to the time.
  • Sourced and purchased all raw materials, component parts for injection molding process, via MRP system.
  • Based on Sales forecast and internal demands, I developed an independent MRP report for material requirements.
  • Tracked and reviewed MRP execution to manage buyers' workload and performance and to support customer demand.
  • Utilized an MRP system to schedule 32 different processes and equipment for a 24/6 manufacturing operation.
  • Planned, purchased, and controlled inventory through the uses of an MRP II system.
  • Maintain and monitor purchase orders, MRP reports, build plans and forecast report.
  • Update MRP database as required and verify integrity on an ongoing basis.
  • Implement MRP system using Relevant software to procure production items.
  • Assisted with the implementation of a new MRP system.
  • Led successful MRP implementation at four company locations.
  • Managed inventory and purchasing through MRP system.
  • Worked and built MRP Systems.
  • Guide Planner to develop work around plans when SAP MRP experiences performance issues; ie.

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10. Logistics
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Here's how Logistics is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Maintained customer delivery time windows, the customer database system, and all communications associated with logistics distribution of materials.
  • Utilized logistics software, maintains customer database and profiles by customer location.
  • Determine freight logistics for international and domestic shipping.
  • Direct contact with the broker for the nationalization of the material (customs process) and everything related to the logistics.
  • Formed a Logistics Council of multidisciplinary teams that identified savings of $8M, mitigating the impact of reduced governmental permits.
  • Lead of S&OP business meeting with the goal to gain alignment between Logistics, Sales and Marketing.
  • Acquired expertise with customs rules and regulations as well as with transportation, logistics, freight carriers and modes.
  • Assume responsibility from start to finish for each purchase; including logistics, receiving & final payment to supplier.
  • Assist the Director of Logistics in all functions of business, financial objectives, purchasing and accounts receivable.
  • Supervised all logistics for purchases, and Court System employee household good and auto relocation.
  • Coordinated and managed logistics of all AOG and critical shipments to ensure orders met deadlines.
  • Planned, organized and coordinated logistics, procurement, supply, records and forms management.
  • Worked closing with the logistics department to schedule daily pick- ups and deliveries.
  • Reduced inventory levels 50% by implementing just in time logistics.
  • Monitor closely the customs and logistics process of the shipped material.
  • Conducted logistics analysis that reduced shipping cost $6K annually.
  • Managed $65M logistics budget for plant operations.
  • Directed freight and logistics function.
  • Key logistics role in the Citywide Emergency Response Team Compiled and analyzed data and provided reports for presentation to City Council.
  • Designed and implemented a tool that forecasted storage needs and controlled more than $24M of the logistics budget.

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11. Inventory Management
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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Support engineering, program management, business development, sales, inventory management, accounting, and manufacturing business units.
  • Supervised all new and existing catalog products inventory management, production planning and scheduling and graphic component purchasing.
  • Developed and implemented policies & procedures covering: Issuance of Purchase Orders, Inventory Management and Shipping/Receiving Documentation.
  • Conduct weekly inventory management to ensure consistencies and immediate adjustment where ever necessary.
  • Realized significant expenditure reductions via Blanket Order / Inventory Management applications.
  • Developed and maintained inventory management for corporate and branch office.
  • Provided leadership with purchasing and inventory management.
  • Inventory Management of both facilities.
  • Inventory management, confer with vendors to obtain product, services, information, pricing, availability and delivery of goods.
  • Input all data entry for the Purchasing department such as: transfers, requisitions, invoices, inventory management.
  • Inventory management for warehouse and retail stores.
  • Worked closely with Inventory Management to obtain optimum materials availability and inventory investment.
  • Inventory management for five facilities in several NY boroughs Purchase product from various suppliers (i.e.

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12. ISO
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Here's how ISO is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Rocket Center, WV Defense Industry Subcontractor Positions of increasing levels of responsibility culminating at Purchasing Supervisor - Senior Buyer
  • Implemented ISO9000 requirements and continually updated documentation to maintain certification.
  • Serve as field supervisor for production facility construction and maintenance.
  • Promoted from Purchasing Agent to Purchasing Supervisor.
  • Functioned as interim Supplier Quality Supervisor.
  • Warehouse Supervisor over Inventory Control.
  • Purchased sufficient levels of inventory, while working in unison with all departments to ensure company contracts and standards are maintained.
  • Played an integral role as team leader for warehouse management systems software implementation and member of ISO 9001-2008 implementation team.
  • Assist in recruiting, hiring, training, appraising, and coaching supervisor-level team members and providing disciplinary action.
  • Provide oversight, supervisor, leader skills, ensure concise, accurate regulations, internal procedures, regulations.
  • Work with purchasing supervisor to process purchase orders received from HSN and place them overseas.
  • Authored and implemented ISO Policies, Procedure and Work Instructions.
  • Handled special order purchases for Operations Supervisors and landfill employees.
  • Promoted to Purchasing Supervisor after 6 months as Purchasing Agent.
  • Promoted to Purchasing Supervisor within three months of joining.
  • Manage Small Business program as Small Business Liaison Officer.
  • Perform procedural, administrative, analytical and advisory assignments relating to the manpower program.
  • Provided supervisory direction for the entire electromechanical procurement group.
  • Promoted to Purchasing and Receiving Supervisor in 1990. o Negotiations new and current suppliers for cost and quality of parts.
  • Direct Supervisor thru the On site Coordinator Program in support of a National contract and cost savings initiatives.

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13. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Provide customer service in direct contact with minimal to closed security inmates with risk of personal safety under minimal supervision.
  • Facilitated open communication between cross-functional teams and supported improvements in customer service to support clients and local warehouses.
  • Purchased all raw materials, maintained inventory accuracy, scheduled production, supervised customer service and shipping personnel.
  • Maintained system dates to provide accurate availability to Customer Service and Sales.
  • Skilled negotiator in both internal and external customer service environments.
  • Work successfully in a cross functional environment with Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Suppliers, and Manufacturing.
  • Developed policies and benchmarks to re-enforce customer service qualities needed to respond to customers in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Handled all face-to-face customer service and inquiries, resolved all issues with material identification and pricing, and cash handling.
  • Assisted in the implementation of an integrated purchasing, inventory control, customer service and accounting system.
  • Processed an average of $1.3 million purchases a year -Stock Control and Customer service supervisor.
  • Adjusted work plans to maintain customer service levels despite a 40% reduction in staff.
  • Received several awards and bonuses for cost cutting, outstanding work and customer service.
  • Trained employees as needed on sales, customer service, purchasing and our warehouse.
  • Maintained all sales invoices, billings, and customer services issues.
  • Provided customer service to accounts and vendors all over the U.S.
  • Provide excellent customer service for both internal and external contacts.
  • Initiated a customer service approach to the supply chain function.
  • Assist sales and customer service groups.
  • Hired as customer service agent, promoted after 1 years to Purchasing Supervisor.
  • Have also have customer service supervisor experience in warranty.

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14. Vendor Relations
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Here's how Vendor Relations is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Ensured timely delivery of production supplies via negotiation of beneficial contract terms and maintenance of win-win vendor relationships.
  • Established and evaluated vendor relationships based on price, reliability, stability, location and competency.
  • Experienced, results-oriented purchasing professional with exceptional abilities in building/developing internal teams and vendor relationships.
  • Develop vendor relations and develop usage forecasts to improve product delivery schedules.
  • Maintain vendor relationships including requests for service and payment submission.
  • Assist with vendor relations/negotiations; resolve/reconcile most problems and discrepancies.
  • Manage vendor relationships and assist in building effective partnerships.
  • Handled customer service vendor relationships for price negotiations.
  • Managed vendor relations and negotiated agreements.
  • Expedited price negotiations for vendor relations.
  • Maintained and established vendor relationships.
  • Obtained quotations for competitive bid evaluations, establish and maintain vendor relationships, including their quality, stability and services.
  • Interact with all departments in the nursing home, and other technical support and vendor relations.
  • Managed vendor relationships and assisted in negotiating price reductions for the UPS Store network.
  • Maintain vendor relationships including requests for service and payment in timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relations with Suppliers, Mfg.
  • Expand vendor relationships with phone calls and vendor meetings.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate vendor relations.
  • Manage 40 vendor relationships and contracts with suppliers of hardware, software, office supplies, and corporate travel.
  • Purchased hardware and software for in-house use Established and maintained outside vendor relationships Supervised the IT help desk and production services

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15. ERP
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Here's how ERP is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Coordinated major upgrades to ERP system, including user acceptance testing, resulting in improved operational effectiveness.
  • Interpreted engineering drawings, specifications, and schematic blueprints to ensure correct specifications for product lines.
  • Analyzed and interpreted general business periodicals, professional journals and technical procedures.
  • Interpret, evaluate and analyze the technical and administrative specifications of all requests for acquisitions associated to the web elements.
  • Help build a stable inventory balance by forecasting and monitoring past and present sales using QuickBooks (ERP).
  • Control amounts of product on hand, involving keeping perpetual inventory, and taking periodic physical inventory.
  • Supply Chain lead for the implementation of new ERP system, JD Edwards Enterprise One.
  • Managed a perpetual food and beverage inventory of over $250, 000.
  • Lead the development of reports and processes using an Oracle ERP system.
  • Lead training in the conversion of manual requisitioning to electronic ERP requisitioning.
  • Work with SSRM teams to assure pricing accuracy within Lawson ERP.
  • Staff training on, use and interpretation of FAR Regulations.
  • Interpret and explain purchasing policies and procedures to vendors.
  • Implemented and maintained QAD ERP system planning parameters.
  • Served as System Administrator for ERP system.
  • Ordered products using an MRP, ERP or SAP type system.
  • Implemented Oracle ERP System (P2P) from ground floor.
  • Worked with the management team implementing Epicor (ERP/MRP) system in the Purchasing department.
  • Matched invoices with purchasing orders to ensure no overpayment were made
  • Implemented in-house ERP System, tailored to the Company s needs, alongside the IT team.

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16. New Product Development
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Here's how New Product Development is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Interacted routinely with Engineering and Quality on new product developments, specification changes, and sourcing/development of new suppliers.
  • Participated in cross-functional meetings to lend information for new product development.
  • Support new product development (Art and Drafting supplies, Furniture) from the concept stage through successful product launch.
  • Worked closely with Engineering, Supplier Quality and New Product Development to implement sourcing strategy and manage cost saving initiatives.
  • Work with New Product Development and engineers on sourcing new parts and reducing costs on existing parts.
  • Work with Electrical Engineers for new product Development and changes to existing production assemblies for improvement.
  • Worked with new Product Development teams in ensuring new materials were sourced and purchased.
  • Core member of multiple cross functional teams for new product development and launch.
  • Involved in New Product Development of strategies and involve key suppliers.
  • Served as Procurement team member assigned to new product development.
  • Worked closely with Engineering on new product development.

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17. Direct Reports
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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed five direct reports including four buyer/planners and one material coordinator with over $10 million inventory responsibility
  • Set priorities and assigned workload among direct reports commensurate with their experience and procurement authority.
  • Major interactions are with vendors, operational and finance personnel as well as supervising, motivating and training two direct reports.
  • Led team of 3 direct reports while overseeing $3M in finished goods, raw materials, and work-in- process inventory.
  • Monitored, reported and maintained inventory turns of 12, incoming freight exposure, resolved Accounting issues, 8-10 direct reports.
  • Provided team's vision, roles, work direction and documented performance reviews for direct reports at 3 global facilities.
  • Performed annual performance appraisals for all direct reports, drafting personal development plans, and distributing and managing department workload.
  • Supervised the department of Commodity Purchasing for a 16hr/6 days a week high-volume production site, with 16 direct reports.
  • Lead a team of three direct reports and two indirect reports, managing over $44M annual spending.
  • Coached, trained, and, mentored, and guided direct reports on company regulations and procedures.
  • Warehouse Manager (hired, trained, coached, and evaluated performance of direct reports).
  • Perform as Purchasing Supervisor for an aerospace manufacturing company with two buyers as direct reports.
  • Manage team of four direct reports responsible for $750 million in annual purchases.
  • Manage Central Stores and all purchasing activities with two direct reports.
  • Manage time and assignments of 4 direct reports.
  • Up to 3 direct reports at one time
  • Provided mentorship, training, development, and performance evaluations of 7 direct reports.

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18. Capital Equipment
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Here's how Capital Equipment is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Established equipment tracking protocols for capital equipment Significantly reduced overhead costs related to freight
  • Included new product supply-line development and capital equipment contract implementation.
  • Performed all capital equipment purchases.
  • Negotiated capital equipment and technology.
  • Promoted to lead a purchasing team in managing $12.8M in annual spend for contracted services, capital equipment and MRO.
  • Negotiated maintenance, repair, and operating materials, capital equipment, and contracted services for shutdown and repair projects.
  • Supported all procurement needs for the organization which covered expense items, Capital Equipment, and Facility requirements.
  • Reviewed requests of purchase requisitions and placed purchase orders for supplies and capital equipment.
  • Controlled monthly capital equipment budget averaging $800,000 to $1 million.
  • Supervised over $100 million of purchases of capital equipment annually.
  • Maintain files on all correspondence, leases and Capital equipment.

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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Communicate among departments to proactively maintain production schedules are met and delays to customers are reduced.
  • Coordinate material requirements with production schedules, customer requirements and provide feedback to scheduling and management.
  • Purchased and managed all material components to support production schedules and on-time delivery.
  • Established and supervised all sub-assembly operations, meeting production schedules.
  • Instigated, and maintained production schedules for line staff, which enabled sales to give accurate lead-times to clients.
  • Direct purchasing function, provide inventory management, approve production schedules, educate suppliers on Quality concepts.
  • Worked with sales team in selection of materials with consideration of time constraints and production schedules.
  • Created Production schedules for two of these divisions, set goals and monitored performance.
  • Procured assigned commodities based on inventory levels and production schedules in AS400.
  • Review weekly production schedules and master schedules for 6 assembly lines.
  • Expedited components to meet production schedules based on MRP scheduling.
  • Place purchase orders to meet production schedules, while maintaining good supplierrelationships and maintaining a defined cost control.

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Hired and trained qualified purchasing associates, developed and implemented process improvement plans and managed a department budget.
  • Developed system and process improvements with overseas suppliers to streamline supply chain activities.
  • Devised effective process improvement procedures supporting inventory receiving and data entry.
  • Spearhead process improvement initiatives with active participation on Corrective Action Team.
  • Develop special projects focused on cost reduction initiatives and process improvement.
  • Identified and implemented value added process improvements for the organization.
  • Reduced financial reserves from $735K to $47K, under the goal of $198K, by implementing process improvements.
  • Ensured weekly maintenance of schedules; reviewed for adverse patterns, deficiencies, or potential process improvements.
  • Promoted to lead a tactical purchasing team, maintained ISO process and process improvements.
  • Lead process improvement teams to improve purchasing and warehousing procedures and standards.
  • Reviewed AP procedures and implemented process improvements across AP dept.
  • Developed and implemented process improvement, sourced, negotiated prices and ensured compliance with contractual and project obligations.
  • Identified problem areas, developed, and directed implementation of companywide process improvement initiatives.
  • Identified and implemented process improvements to streamline workflow within department.
  • Developed new forms and process improvements to merge Applied Signal Technology's Supply Chain business model into Raytheon's.

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21. JIT
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Here's how JIT is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Developed regional supply base to support JIT delivery program, dramatically reduced inventory and increased inventory turnover rate.
  • Demonstrated understanding of JIT inventory control that contributed to cost containment.
  • Provided inventory control through JIT purchases and successful demand management.
  • Analyze and evaluate supplier shipments, performance, quality based on JIT inventory.
  • Utilized Consignment and JIT inventory systems, increasing inventory turns by ~75%.
  • Established the first blanket orders including a JIT delivery contract for containers.
  • Established JIT and VMI protocols to eliminate obsolete and excess materials.
  • Formed JIT implementation committee which educated and implemented JIT at PowCon.
  • Implemented JIT and KAN BAN deliveries with critical strategic suppliers.
  • Maintain JIT inventory strategy to improve return on investment.
  • Converted inventory to JIT with substantial savings per year.
  • Order adjustments using JIT inventory procedures.
  • Initiated JIT inventory control system, decreasing on hand inventory levels, with documented savings of [ ] annually.
  • Supervised Buyer/Planner and Clerical Staff Utilized MANMAN MRP program to plan material in support of JIT manufacturing schedule.

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22. RFQ
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Here's how RFQ is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Assist in the yearly budgeting process including RFQ's and establishing contracts both locally and at the corporate level.
  • Work closely with buyers managing RFQ's and supplier selection while meeting needs of the customer's end user.
  • Issued all RFQ's and Purchase Orders for hardware, software and licensing on major projects.
  • Issue, analyze and clarify RFQ package with potential supply base.
  • Identified potential cost savings through RFQ process - implementing when applicable.
  • Process Request for Quote (RFQ) from sales department.
  • Designed and implemented an RFQ system within the Purchasing Department.
  • Manage RFQ demands by submitting price requests to appropriate suppliers.
  • Source new suppliers for cost reductions RFQ's.
  • Prepare and issue RFQ s to suppliers.
  • Assist Purchasing Director with RFQs, evaluating proposals, and selection of vendors.

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23. RFP
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Here's how RFP is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Prepared all formal ITB and RFP solicitations on behalf of the Court System Statewide, prepared bid waivers when necessary.
  • Directed large projects by creating RFP's, cost negotiation, and bid analysis on specifications and budget cost provided.
  • Created a Request for Proposal (RFP) for 18,000+ automatic soap, paper towel and toilet paper dispensers.
  • Assist New Business Development team in the RFP response management process with pricing exercises and new client implementations.
  • Reviewed requisitions and RFP's, obtained quotations, negotiated pricing, examined bids and awarded contracts.
  • Worked closely with Engineering Department for RFP process for new product development and supplier qualification and selection.
  • Lead and analyzed all RFQ's, RFI's and RFP's from different qualified vendors.
  • Created and managed the RFP/ RFQ responsibilities for assigned vendors.
  • Coordinated and implemented RFQ's and RFP's.
  • Develop specifications for bids and RFP's.
  • Initiated Request for Proposal (RFP) to Asian suppliers identifying vendors with highest quality and lowest cost.
  • Worked with outside vendors to procure necessary supplies (creating RFPs to paper vendors and the like).
  • Prepared all RFP documents for bids as well as provide RFI answers and addendums.
  • Conducted RFPs, gathered proposals and coordinated communication with internal client and suppliers.
  • Hold pre-bid conferences for selected bids and RFP's.
  • Oversee the preparation of RFPs/RFQs and evaluation of vendor/subcontractors proposals to identify vendors who meet project qualifications and needs.
  • Co-ordinated P2P activities, including RFQ/RFP, negotiations, purchase orders, capex requests and invoicing.

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24. Data Entry
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Here's how Data Entry is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed the Item Setup Group of 3-7 associates that supported all data entry of new items company wide.
  • Monitored item entry and vendor entry for integrity and data entry clerk's quality of work.
  • Provided administrative support including data entry, IT support, and other tasks as needed.
  • Detailed daily data entry of items required on individual job orders.
  • Supervised data entry/file clerk and three billing clerks.
  • Warehouse Receiving, and order filling and keeping concession stands stocked.High volume data entry.
  • Communicated with customers and dealers to place orders and follow thru with data entry.
  • Used Ariba SAP for Purchasing Data Entry and Reporting.
  • Warehouse Supplies Preparation Inventory Control Purchasing Responsibilities Records Keeping Data Entry Costumer Service Clerical Jobs FSQ Technician.

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25. Performance Reviews
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Here's how Performance Reviews is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Developed Supplier Database to record On-Time Delivery, performance and quality information used in Quarterly Supplier Performance Reviews.
  • Provided Human Resources with scheduled performance reviews and written documentation of unacceptable conduct for disciplinary action.
  • Manage employee time-off requests, performance reviews, and disciplinary actions; Partner with Human Resources to manage all personnel matters.
  • Selected and supervised procurement team members, Including, work assignments, performance reviews, and handling disciplinary actions.
  • Completed staff's quarterly and yearly performance reviews, and recommended associate salary, bonus, and promotion.
  • Prepared annual goals and conducted performance reviews of staff to ensure maintenance services were consistent and timely.
  • Supervised two Buyers, including hiring, skills and training development, performance reviews.
  • Provided team's vision, roles, work direction and documented performance reviews.
  • Supervised/coached staff including hiring, firing, writing performance reviews.
  • Supervised group of four buyers, including administering performance reviews.
  • Performed monthly performance reviews and yearly evaluations for wage increases.
  • Generate employee performance reviews and provide feedback.
  • Conduct interviews and employee performance reviews.
  • Perform annual employee performance reviews.
  • Generated performance reviews and assisted in developing procedures for the purchasing department.
  • Time and attendance, training, skill-matrix, performance reviews, etc.).
  • Time and attendance, training, skill matrix, performance reviews, etc.)
  • Supervised 4 Buyers Performed supplier audits and performance reviews for critical vendors Purchased cable assemblies, PCBA's and electronics.

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26. Special Projects
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Here's how Special Projects is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Participated in special projects in support of plant operations and corporate purchasing initiatives.
  • Lead special projects team established by company executives.
  • Rate shopped shipping charges for special projects and mailers, resulting in savings of up to $45,000 on some projects.
  • Managed a team of Purchasing Assistant's resulting in accurate orders and on time completion of special projects.
  • Worked closely with the engineering department in facilitating machine parts, equipment and services on special projects.
  • Researched and made recommendations for supplies that will best fulfill the needs of various special projects.
  • Collaborated directly with Vice Presidents, department managers, and outside consultants on special projects.
  • Prepare equipment cost estimates for new stores, remodels and special projects as required.
  • Collaborate with Director to implement programs and complete special projects.
  • Assigned to all major fleet wide special projects.
  • Oversee Purchasing Buyers Outsourced sub-assemblies for production Maintain daily Key Performance Indicators Lead Special Projects teams Employee evaluations and wage increases

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27. Company Policies
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Here's how Company Policies is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Ensured company policies and purchasing procedures are followed.
  • Insure compliance with all Company policies, as well as all Federal, State and Local OSHA regulations.
  • Execute purchase orders and contracts for purchase in accordance with company policies and government regulations.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Instituted a training program for all staff to familiarize with company policies and procedures.
  • Supported the execution of company policies and procedures.
  • Adhered to DAR and Company policies and procedures.
  • Led all procurement actions of 18buyers and 7 expeditors assuring all procurement actions were compliant with FAR and company policies.

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28. Stock Levels
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Here's how Stock Levels is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Established inventory restock levels and just-in-time strategy.
  • Stock Levels- Ensuring, with the storekeepers' assistance, that all materials ordered, arrive to the job-site.
  • Reviewed MRP weekly to ensure inventory and safety stock levels would support production and customer requirements.
  • Inventory products and establish and maintain par stock levels for outlets and event functions.
  • Maintained stock levels for the cruise line is on a weekly basis.
  • Supply chain initiatives including the management of North America stock levels.
  • Helped establish KANBAN system and appropriate safety stock levels.
  • Maintained key item stock levels.
  • Define, implement, and monitor programs and reports that increase business by providing accurate sku and instock levels.

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29. Kanban
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Here's how Kanban is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Headed transition between US-Asian suppliers, implemented lean manufacturing KanBan system.
  • Helped create new purchasing procurement program based on customer forecasting and JIT programs (KANBAN).
  • Initiated KanBan System at all three manufacturing sites.
  • Implemented the practice of Kanban as the minimum inventory management requirement for strategic suppliers.
  • Implemented Kanban inventory management program in SAP for high volume raw materials resulting in an inventory reduction of $750k.
  • Implemented KANBAN system to better control inventory levels of high-dollar/long leadtime items that were not suited for MRP procurement.
  • Lead role in implementing a lean pilot to enhance visual shop floor controls using a two bin Kanban system.
  • Lead the SCM VIP (Value improvement program) and participate on the Kanban and Demand Flow teams.
  • Achieved purchase price variance goals and directed the implementation of Lean Kanban strategies.
  • Maintain inventory, kanban levels and cycle counting.
  • Procured sheet metal, plastic fabricated parts, electro mechanical assemblies, machined parts and hardware using a kanban process.
  • Introduced online order and tracking system, E-Kanban system, created E-bid system so as to achieve maximum cost saving

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30. Contract Negotiations
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Here's how Contract Negotiations is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Designated focal for further contract negotiations between contractor and DOD allowing further continuity.
  • Represented the company in contract negotiations and in formulating supplier policies.
  • Prepared and reviewed bid proposals, contract negotiations for executive management.
  • Determined procurement methods, contract negotiations, and competitive bids.
  • Implemented yearly contract negotiations with vendors.
  • Conducted contract negotiations with suppliers; renegotiated contracts resulting in $250,000 savings.
  • Contract negotiations with multiple suppliers resulted in $500K cost savings for 2006.
  • Conducted all contract negotiations dealing with supplies, terms, and conditions.
  • Handle minor contract negotiations with vendors while maintaining quality and on-time deliveries.
  • Handle all major contract negotiations.

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31. Daily Operations
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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Monitored and ordered all raw materials and packaging necessary for daily operations.
  • Initiated and implemented purchasing guidelines, standardizing materials department daily operations.
  • Supervised the daily operations of purchasing activities and functions.
  • Plan and manage daily operations of inventory/ purchasing department.
  • Facilitated daily operations meeting between all functional areas.
  • Standardized daily operations in purchasing department.
  • Developed, trained and directed a staff of eleven buyers in daily operations while ensuring an on time operation.
  • Monitored on-site General Contractor, daily operations, RFP's, sub contractor performance and bids approvals.
  • Supervised daily operations, including employee hiring, training, scheduling and task management.
  • Supervised six union employees that attended to the daily operations of the stockroom 24/7.
  • Manage the daily operations of a warehouse with over 3 million dollars in inventory.
  • Supervised the daily operations of five buyers in the purchasing department.
  • Manage daily operations of supply room including FIFO and cycle counts.
  • Assisted the Purchasing Department's daily operations

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32. Cycle Counts
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Here's how Cycle Counts is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Aided Purchasing Supervisor in managing inventory cycle counts according to set Audit schedule.
  • Performed and supervised bi-weekly inventory cycle counts.
  • Received products and supplies through Central Stores, monitoring inventory levels and supervising weekly cycle counts.
  • Traveled to plants to perform random inventory spot checks and cycle counts.
  • Do monthly/weekly cycle counts along with full store room inventory counts quarterly.
  • Conduct and oversee hotel cycle counts and month end inventories.
  • Complete and analyze weekly cycle counts for errors in inventory.
  • Conduct cycle counts and inventory adjustments.

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33. OEM
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Here's how OEM is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed 3-employee purchasing department of OEM automotive component production facility generating $65 million in annual revenue.
  • Negotiated and administered OEM Agreements for Peripheral Products Group.
  • Direct responsibility for single largest OEM item representing $4 million annual expenditure.
  • Managed patterns for older, obsolete OEM part outsourced production to locally foundries.
  • Reduced aircraft gasket costs -over 75% working with ASG- OEM.
  • Headed trouble shooting and bidding of all OEM excess inventories.

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34. Service Contracts
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Here's how Service Contracts is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Supported the maintenance manager in negotiating service contracts and installation of new equipment.
  • Purchased automotive parts and supplies, medical supplies, maintenance and repair services, security services, and other service contracts.
  • Supervised all professional service contracts, and property control for the agency.
  • Negotiated and managed global product and service contracts from strategic to MRO.
  • Administered Annual Service Contracts, long term requirement.
  • Managed outside service contracts to maintain the facility.
  • Issue blanket orders and service contracts.

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35. Cost Analysis
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Here's how Cost Analysis is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Developed new processes that improved team performance enhancing negotiations and cost analysis resulting in meeting business objectives.
  • Conducted sourcing activity, cost analysis and cost negotiation with both local and international supplier panel.
  • Performed extensive cost analysis of glass purchases of regional depots to maximize optimal savings.
  • Prepare detailed purchase award summary which included detailed cost analysis and summary for orders.
  • Coordinated freight, cost analysis, and monitored distribution efficiency.
  • Performed cost analysis to establish discounts based on forward pricing at below market with savings of $10 million.
  • Develop relationships with current vendors and perform cost analysis of bids and products for new potential vendors.
  • Prepare cost analysis reports for monthly fuel usage, supplier usage and others upon request.
  • Performed cost analysis, determined cost targets, and negotiated with suppliers.
  • Cost analysis, budgeting and cash flow forecasts.
  • Utilized PeopleSoft and Vision for ERP/MRP cost analysis.
  • Coordinated freight,cost analysis, and monitored distribution efficiency.Worked daily in Microsoft Suite and QuickBooks.

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36. Procurement Activities
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Here's how Procurement Activities is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Implemented best practices and wrote or revised Procurement Documentation Manual to standardize activities, and improve procurement activities.
  • Managed special projects and served as primary liaison and escalation point between customer and all procurement activities.
  • Directed and coordinated daily operational procurement activities including both strategic and tactical functions for dual plants.
  • Supervised procurement activities of Buyers and support personnel to accomplish objectives.
  • Tasked with the management of procurement activities for multiple manufacturing operations.
  • Managed vendor sourcing, vendor negotiations, forecasting and procurement activities.
  • Coordinate communication and procurement activities with overseas headquarters and suppliers.
  • Sustained and expanded procurement activities from approved W/MBE vendors.
  • Assume leadership role in managing procurement activities.
  • Supervised and assisted buyers in daily tactical procurement activities for the castings, forgings, and raw metallic commodity group.
  • Supervised all procurement activities for the Power-One DR facility.
  • Follow prescribed company policies, departmental procedures and sound procurement practices to perform supply chain procurement activities.
  • Participated in the Strategic Global GFR Procurement activities where $500,000+ were saved in a year.

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37. Vendor Performance
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Here's how Vendor Performance is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Monitored vendor performance through field visits and delivery requirements stipulated in specifications.
  • Collaborated with special project management team to monitor vendor performance.
  • Implemented quarterly vendor partnership meetings and vendor performance evaluation tools.
  • Evaluated vendor performance based on delivery & quality metrics.
  • Monitor vendor performance against purchase order commitments.
  • Monitored contracts for vendor performance.
  • Analyzed vendor performance and introduced new standards, which reduced material shortages by 11%.
  • Evaluated vendor performance and sought out new supply sources where vendors and suppliers were inadequate.
  • Provide vendor performance data for quarterly scorecard to ensure quality products and services.
  • Improved existing vendor performance and decrease prices.

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39. BOM
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Here's how BOM is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Coordinated purchasing activities for several thousand production parts procured by Barre and two Canadian Bombardier facilities.
  • Utilized experience and familiarization with BOM controls to identify and established work processes.
  • Input BOM for the new projects in the system for their records and our monitoring of requested materials.
  • Set up Bill of Material (BOM) system including creating and loading of all part numbers.
  • Managed BOM (Bill of Material) purchases and BOM setup for new program development.
  • Customized and implemented BOM, Routing, and Work Center parameters for two production environments.
  • Develop, organize and structure inventory parts and BOM database in company systems.
  • Assist Engineering and Production Leaders with BOM updates.
  • Developed a lot of One time update Scripts for TCA, PO, BOM and INV.
  • Implemented new features in WIP and BOM to streamline the Work Orders from OM to WIP.
  • Involved in Production Support for WIP, BOM and INV.
  • Use TeamCenter PLM to retrieve EBOMs outside SAP, work with engineers to understand configuration changes prior to placing production orders.
  • Work with engineering to make any changes needed to structuring of BOM for units that are driving requirements and allocations.
  • Designed reports to cross-reference material to other BOMs.
  • Identified bom issues and submitted for correction.

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40. Corrective Action
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Here's how Corrective Action is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Perform ongoing supplier evaluations and identify problem areas that impact supplier delivery/quality performance and initiate corrective action.
  • Perform Vendor evaluations, address Customer complaints identify root cause and implement corrective action.
  • Conducted supplier audits, coordinated supplier evaluation process and implemented corrective action where required.
  • Develop plans to implement necessary corrective action or to terminate relationships with supplier.
  • Resolved defective or unacceptable goods or services and determined corrective action.
  • Administer corrective action for violations.
  • Ensured compliance with all applicable Food and Drug Administration regulations, standards, policies and procedures; initiated corrective actions.
  • Confer with staff, end users and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
  • Discussed defective or unacceptable goods with quality control and vendors to determine source of trouble and take corrective actions.
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams for lean initiatives, problem solving, root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Managed and processed material and tooling issues for quality, including issuing Corrective actions to our suppliers as needed.
  • Review defective materials with QA and suppliers to determine root cause and corrective action.
  • Led team on the delivery and closure of 260 supplier Corrective Action Request.
  • Prepare weekly status reports, highlight critical areas and recommend corrective action.
  • Implement corrective actions to lower repair material cost and contractor services.
  • Led cross-functional teams to implement corrective actions to quality issues.
  • Preside over the hiring, training, corrective actions, and termination of employees.
  • Team managed Corrective Actions to contain non-conformances and eliminate reoccurrence.

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41. Internal Customers
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Here's how Internal Customers is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Interact with all internal customers effectively and efficiently.
  • Assured proper communication of freight program to internal customers, business partners, vendors, and direct reports.
  • Collaborated w/internal customers (Accounting, Engineering, Production), suppliers, contractors and corporate logistics.
  • Partnered with suppliers, contract management, internal customers, and supplier diversity.
  • Reduce operating expenses while maintaining a high level of service to internal customers.
  • Provide prompt service to field personnel and internal customers.
  • Support and closely coordinate with internal customers and suppliers.
  • Resolve disputes and claims with external and internal customers.

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42. Spare Parts
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Here's how Spare Parts is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Directed all levels of procurement and supervisory activities for production (steel, aluminum, extrusions) and spare parts.
  • Negotiate the purchase of spare parts, supplies, raw materials, machinery and services with various international suppliers.
  • Improved spare parts delivery performance by > 20% in 3 months while decreasing backlog by > $200K.
  • Coordinated the supply of purchased components for both the manufacturing of assets tools and field spare parts sales.
  • Developed and executed strategic sourcing plans for IT, chemicals, spare parts, and reagents.
  • Managed to reduce production down time occurred due to lake of machinery spare parts.
  • Maintained equipment spare parts inventory levels in the Oracle system.
  • Managed $450,000 spare parts inventory.
  • Administered Service, MRO, O & M, Turnkey, and Spare Parts subcontracts.
  • Handle the purchase of all spare parts for light & Heavy Equipment 3.
  • Supervised Procurement, logistics, and customs clearance for machinery spare parts, Tools, and equipments.

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43. VMI
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Here's how VMI is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Oversee six Vendor Managed Inventories, write contracts for negotiated prices on VMI inventories and Recycle programs.
  • Implemented a successful Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program with a local hardware supplier.
  • Generate cost reductions by leveraging new business, productivity, product changes, and VMI.
  • Reduced on hand inventory by $450,000.00 through cycle counts and VMI programs.
  • Created VMI procedures and material supermarket programs.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions ofvendor agreements, including establishment of VMI Programs.

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44. R
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Here's how R is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Achieve consistently balanced budgets through strategic purchasing and detailed budget oversight.
  • Negotiate cost reductions, supplier improvement and improved communication between departments.
  • Supervised procurement personnel and day to day operations.
  • Developed a process to forecast daily workload requirements.
  • Ensured availability of materials to Production Dept.
  • Review, approve, supervise credit card program, requirements, purchase request, request for quotation, request for proposal.
  • Established procedures to ensure that all warehouse personnel understood the requirements of their positions and were capable of achieving success.
  • Oversee hardware and licensing compliance, procurement and AP bill backs for 17 International business development units.
  • Create and manage annual budget of $23M (capital and expense) across two departments.
  • Administered subcontracts, implemented master service agreements, and negotiated terms and conditions with suppliers.
  • Administer four vendor-led software audits, with no critical findings in any instance.
  • Identified and resolved potential problems in order to avoid a negative scheduling impact.
  • Source suppliers, produce monthly reports for supplier performance evaluation.
  • Team, design, public works, customer.
  • Meet, management, activity, contractor.
  • Conducted Cost and Pricing analyses.
  • Required equipment update, report.
  • Reviewed scheduled shipment reports to determine what was due to ship and compared these reports with available inventory.
  • Functioned as annual inventory leader and controlled more than 3,000 inventories of multimillion dollar worth.
  • Manage over $1.2M in annual telecom spending across 20+ accounts.

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45. Inventory Accuracy
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Here's how Inventory Accuracy is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Supervised regular physical inventories to prevent loss and insure availability, while maintaining 98% inventory accuracy.
  • Full responsibility for plant perfect order, inventory accuracy and materials availability.
  • Maintain, monitor and improve inventory accuracy.
  • Involved with warehouse inventory accuracy.
  • Increased inventory accuracy in 2014 from 88.4% to 94.8%.
  • Increased 2016 annual inventory accuracy from 98.3% to 99.5%.
  • Conducted monthly cycle counts resulting in 98% inventory accuracy rate.

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46. Material Requirements
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Here's how Material Requirements is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Monitor upcoming production material requirements and place orders to have material on-site as needed.
  • Calculated monthly and yearly material requirements to facilitate purchase and delivery of raw materials.
  • Obtain quotations/bids for material requirements from suppliers.
  • Determine material requirements and maintain inventory levels.
  • Determine and enforce material requirements in order for the company to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Supervised and purchased all the material requirements in support of Range Maintenance 8A Government Contracts.
  • Initiate purchase orders by reviewing and evaluating material requirements via MRP report.
  • Initiate material requirements planning reports to discern component requirements.
  • Generate vendor purchase orders for material orders thru material requirements reports (MRP).
  • Supplied all material requirements for all offsite production units.

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47. Payment Terms
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Here's how Payment Terms is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Identify opportunities for local contract agreements by negotiating price, payment terms, shipments, and quality with suppliers.
  • Negotiated payment terms with vendors to lower cost by over $200,000 annually on MRO products and services.
  • Achieved freight discounts of $4 million and extended payment terms of $2 million annually.
  • Price, delivery and payment terms negotiation, solid track record of maintaining supplier relationships.
  • Worked closely with A/P to make certain pricing and payment terms were accurate.
  • Negotiated longer payment terms with suppliers improving company cash flow.
  • Negotiate pricing, delivery and payment terms with suppliers.
  • Reconciled invoices, payment terms, and conditions.
  • Out of the 126 suppliers, 118 were negotiated to 60 day payment terms.
  • Review price history to negotiate cost savings, payment terms, delivery time and incoterms with current vendors.

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48. Ensure Compliance
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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Generated, developed and managed performance of suppliers to ensure compliance with all applicable requirements.
  • Monitored purchase order confirmations for central purchasing division to ensure compliance.
  • Worked closely with M/D/WBE consultants and labor relations management to ensure compliance with all the prime contract and labor union agreements.
  • Developed & implemented purchasing policies & procedures to ensure compliance to AS9100 Quality Management System & other regulations.
  • Managed the labor contract for the on-site sub-contractors to ensure compliance and reduce costs where necessary.
  • Design and Implement material plans and ensure compliance to all purchasing policies.
  • Developed program to ensure compliance with European Union hazard free program.
  • Managed all imports and directed broker actions to ensure compliance.
  • Monitored current contracts, terms and specifications; develop best methods of procurement to ensure compliance with company guidelines.
  • Performed periodic audits throughout Brooktrout to ensure compliance.

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49. Procurement Process
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Here's how Procurement Process is used in Purchasing Supervisor jobs:
  • Performed buyer training and actively worked to develop procurement process as integral component of ISO Certification.
  • Developed, documented and implemented processes that streamlined procurement process.
  • Managed Corporate Purchasing team responsible for day-to-day procurement process.
  • Supervised the purchase order procurement process for data equipment.
  • Developed key metrics for all phases of the procurement process.
  • Led training sessions for procurement processes.
  • Position included software specification and implementation to improve methods of data collection to support and measure procurement process.
  • Trouble shoot for requestors and assist them in learning the procurement processes through Lawson.

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  • Reduced part numbers with lead-time over 70 days from 1,097 to 344 during 2003.
  • Maintained over 100 part numbers, sales tips, and descriptions in mainframe system.
  • Worked with over 30,000 active part numbers and 200 vendors.
  • Assigned and managed all inventory part numbers.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Purchasing Supervisor

Office Supplies

23.4%

Purchase Orders

17.1%

New Vendors

13.2%

Inventory Control

6.8%

Raw Materials

5.1%

Supplier Relationships

4.5%

Cost Savings

4.1%

MRO

3.7%

MRP

3.3%

Logistics

2.8%

Inventory Management

2.4%

ISO

2.2%

Customer Service

1.7%

Vendor Relations

1.7%

ERP

1.4%

New Product Development

1.4%

Direct Reports

1.3%

Capital Equipment

1.3%

Production Schedules

1.3%

Process Improvement

1.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Purchasing Supervisor

Rank Skill
1 Office Supplies 19.1%
2 Purchase Orders 13.9%
3 New Vendors 10.8%
4 Inventory Control 5.5%
5 Raw Materials 4.2%
6 Supplier Relationships 3.6%
7 Cost Savings 3.3%
8 MRO 3.0%
9 MRP 2.7%
10 Logistics 2.3%
11 Inventory Management 1.9%
12 ISO 1.8%
13 Customer Service 1.4%
14 Vendor Relations 1.4%
15 ERP 1.1%
16 New Product Development 1.1%
17 Direct Reports 1.1%
18 Capital Equipment 1.1%
19 Production Schedules 1.1%
20 Process Improvement 1.1%
21 JIT 1.0%
22 RFQ 1.0%
23 RFP 0.8%
24 Data Entry 0.8%
25 Performance Reviews 0.7%
26 Special Projects 0.7%
27 Company Policies 0.7%
28 Stock Levels 0.7%
29 Kanban 0.7%
30 Contract Negotiations 0.7%
31 Daily Operations 0.7%
32 Cycle Counts 0.6%
33 OEM 0.6%
34 Service Contracts 0.6%
35 Cost Analysis 0.6%
36 Procurement Activities 0.6%
37 Vendor Performance 0.6%
38 Electrical Systems 0.5%
39 BOM 0.5%
40 Corrective Action 0.5%
41 Internal Customers 0.5%
42 Spare Parts 0.5%
43 VMI 0.5%
44 R 0.5%
45 Inventory Accuracy 0.5%
46 Material Requirements 0.5%
47 Payment Terms 0.5%
48 Ensure Compliance 0.4%
49 Procurement Process 0.4%
50 Part Numbers 0.4%
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