Perform buying duties when necessary.
Prepare purchaseorders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originatingrequests.
Compare suppliers' bills with bids andpurchase orders to verify accuracy.
Prepare, maintain,and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.
Check shipments when they arrive to ensure that orders have beenfilled correctly and that goods meet specifications.
Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates to determine thebest bid among potential suppliers.
Review requisitionorders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.
Determine if inventory quantities are enough for needs,ordering more materials when necessary.
Calculate costsof orders, and charge or forward invoices to appropriate accounts.
Maintain knowledge of all organizational andgovernmental rules affecting purchases and provide informationabout these rules to organization staff members and to vendors.
Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries andto resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and otherproblems.
Track the status of requisitions, contracts,and orders.
Respond to customer and supplier inquiriesabout order status, changes, or cancellations.
Locatesuppliers, using sources such as catalogs and the internet, andinterview them to gather information about products to be ordered.
Monitor contractor performance, recommending contractmodifications when necessary