purchasing position but no format
April 10, 2013 6:43 PM Subscribe
I will start at the beginning. The company that I work for has 15 minor surgical sites and add to that many clinics. So this company has never had a purchasing manager before, each site purchased supplies directly and nobody was watching the supplier for errors, low and behold, years later they realize they have been getting ripped off....
posted by irish01 to Work & Money (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I happen to be one of the companies longest employees and have maintained a good system of ordering supplies for the site I worked at before taking this purchasing manager position and still order for. A few months ago the big wigs asked me if I'd take on the "purchasing manager" position and at first I hesitated but with an added raise I took the job.
My problem is that there is no plan for this position...I have to make it up as I go along. So far I have gotten company X to load all of our sites under one tier for purchasing and am monitoring orders so that people are getting the most cost efficient product.
My problem is that I don't know how to keep track of everything...I have spreadsheets on excel but I am sure there has to be a program or something easier.
Any thoughts, suggestions, or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I do have a degree in information science but it has been a few years since I graduated and haven't used any skills since, I hemmed and hawed about getting my master's. I think one reason they picked me for this position is that I have know the in's and out's of this particular business well so I can switch out products that work and are cost efficient.
I am contemplating going back for a purchasing/logistics degree as NYC is the place I'd like to be but that's a different story.