A key part of this job ismonitoring inventory stock. This includes observing whether theappropriate items have arrived and determining what needs to bereordered.
Procurement administrators must be aware of low suppliesso they can make purchase orders in advance of stock runningout.
Procurement administrators work withsuppliers to negotiate material and order costs, and compile costreports for invoices.
In some cases, bargaining may be necessary toget the best rates possible.
Procurementadministrators prepare purchase orders and send order requests tosuppliers. They also update records and follow up with vendors tocheck if the order is being processed.
Ifissues arise with shipments or orders are incorrect or late,procurement administrators work with the supplier to resolve theissue.
They build strong relationships with key contacts withinthese companies, working with them closely to fix problems asquickly as possible.