Analyze the requirements of the parts/materials/equipment/services including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier, and date needed. Establish relations and communications with suppliers required for free flow of information concerning new developments, designs, and lead times. Identify potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements. Negotiate the lowest possible cost for the parts/materials/services, balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs. Advise team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used. Assure that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company. Communicate with all internal and external customers, freight forwarders and with all support functions as required to be able to meet the requirements. Monitor purchasing reports to ensure on time delivery. Maintain timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records and compliance with company norms and government regulations. Monitor vendor performance and provide feedback where appropriate. Lead support projects as required. Prepare Proforma Invoices.