John R. White Birmingham, AL, USA
Overview Ensure customer needs are met by purchasing an appropriate amount of product from authorized suppliers or distributers at the best possible terms and ensure product safety, quality, and legality. Responsibilities Maintain and review records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories. Review catalogs, industry periodicals, directories, trade journals, and websites and consult with other department personnel to locate needed products from the best possible sources. Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts. Monitor shipments to ensure goods arrive on time and resolve problems related to undelivered goods or incorrect quantities. Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for products. Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable products and determine corrective actions. Examine, select, order, and purchase at the most favorable...
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