My activities are mainly related to:
the managing of Contracts with many Suppliers, with day by day activities as issuing of RFP (request for proposal), Po's (purchase orders) with sap system , negotiation, best and final, issuing of Confidentiality agreement, problem solving, reports, calculation of saving, preparation of Commodity strategy or presentation, managing of meeting and issuing of minutes of meeting, evaluation of new potential suppliers and they capabilities,..
I travel to visit suppliers when required and I also use to work with the collaboration of different departments in team-work (colleagues from Engineering, Marketing, Customer support, Quality, Style etcc..) and suppliers .
The hardest part of the job is to be very flexible and available in case of urgencies.
The most enjoyable is to work with many people also of different cultures and nationalities, to create good relationship with suppliers, to negotiate quotations/contracts, to solve the problems and to reach the final targets.