Provide a professional advisory role in ensuring that the institute makes wise purchasing decisions.
Create and maintain an approved supplier list.
Advise the institute's finance unit on procurement strategies and negotiate with and contract with suppliers as directed. This will include the monitoring of supplier prices and commodity volumes to see if discounts can be achieved, for example by putting multiple orders through a single contract.
Development, implementation and co-ordination of the processes that will enable an effective multidemension approach to procurement.