Purchasing Coordinator

  • Company: R R Donnelley
  • Location: Madison Heights, Michigan
  • Posted: January 27, 2017
  • Reference ID: 206156

Position Summary


Purchases  material and supplies.




Determines  supply requirements for plant.  Negotiate, price and order materials..


Follow-up in deliveries. Authorizes invoice payment as necessary.


Receives, analyzes and verifies records relative to paper and supply consumption. Price usage records and processes them.


Verifies material requisitions from various departments and initiates, amends, closes purchase orders.


 Insures that supplies are available for each job as production requirements dictate.


Provides order status to sales/customer service following up with vendors to ensure timely delivery.


Serves as a liaison between pressroom and warehouse regarding paper and supplies availability and usage; between production and pressroom regarding consumption and performance; between pressroom and vendors relative to performance of material; and between management and vendors relative to availability of materials and market conditions of printing supplies.


Researches and recommends cost savings potential to management.


Obtains, analyzes and disseminates knowledge of market conditions regarding supplies to the concerned departments. Including make/buy analysis to determine if product can be produced internally vs outsourced.


Advises Estimators and Sales personnel of any supply price changes to ensure that proper changes are entered on job records. Maintains vendor price lists and discount terms and allowances.  Detailed variance reporting estimated vs. actual.


Processes all claims regarding supplies to achieve fair settlement.


Takes no value stock into consideration when purchasing job stock.  Maintains no value stock inventory.


Maintains a master lists of approved and acceptable suppliers; assures complete and accurate supplier records are maintained.


Performs other duties as requested.

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