CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES: • Review requisitions and purchase orders to ensure proper authorization and complete information received from Sales, Operations, and other departments. Follow up regarding their requirements of products and materials. • Process purchase orders for inventory and non-inventory products, supplies, raw materials for components and professional services. • Ensure that purchase orders are sent out in a timely manner and maintain an accurate system for monitoring all open purchase orders. • Obtain order confirmations, shipping and weekly reports from suppliers. • Expedite orders to ensure on time delivery for urgent projects and changes. • Work with the Demand Planning team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back-ordered or missing products. • Interact with the VP of Supply chain management with tracking and expediting shipments from China. • Interface with the VP of Purchasing regarding vendor performance, price increases and resolve issues in a timely manner. • Other clerical duties assigned by the VP of Purchasing. JOB REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years’ recent purchasing experience for a global manufacturer. • Excellent negotiating, analytical and communication skills, both verbal and written. • The successful candidate will be detailed orientated, organized, objective and able to work with many different departments within the company. • Ability to multi-task and adjust to changing priorities and short deadlines. • Must be able to work independently and also be part of a hard-working, supportive team. • Must use good judgment and creative/strategic business skills in solving problems. • Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel). • High energy, proactive, self-motivated and a team player. • Able to thrive in a high-stress and fast-paced environment. • Impeccable attention to detail.