???Procure goods and services in compliance with established specifications. ???Prepare bid requests, review bid proposals, and negotiate contracts ???Receives and reviews requisitions requesting goods or services. ???Ensure that purchase orders are placed and received accordingly for the assigned alliance commodities. Prepare and generate???Utilize company purchasing software and inventory modules throughout the purchasing processes to???track documents, drive all planning, sourcing and buying as well as contract management,???document control and inventory management.???Conduct supplier performance evaluations ???Analyze trends in purchasing data to assist in decision support, business planning, and financialforecasting. Estimate values according to knowledge of market price.???Establish procedures to purchase repetitive items???Research potential new sources of supply and work with engineering to have alternativemanufacturers approved ???Select products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items. Expedite orders and requests as needed.???Meet with representatives from manufacturing, marketing, and distribution products in order toimprove relations, ensure product availability, and reduce costs associated with supply chainactivities. ???Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with team members to determineroot cause and take corrective action. ???Work with manufacturers for custom-designed items???Perform contract administration services, including maintenance of an approved contractordatabase, to ensure receipt of high quality, competitive proposals.???Remain in the know of market trends, changes in business practices in the assigned markets, new or altered types of materials entering the market, etc.???Maintain an up to date approved vendor insurance certification database. Ensure coverage is???maintained with specified limits and endorsements for all approved contractors and consultants ???Fleet Management program.???Maintain vendor service invoice data in Fleet Management system, including mobile fuelingrecords and perform the month end closing procedure.???Maintain effective working relationships with employees and customers at all levels within LCEC.???Ensure smooth operations, productive communications, and effective understanding during all interpersonal contacts.