Under the general supervision of the Purchasing Manager, this individual analyses purchase requisitions, develops sources of supply, prepares and executes standard request for quotations; purchases materials, supplies, equipment, and services for manufacturing and other departments. Determines material requirements from MRP, purchase requisitions, demand planning and the production schedule, and coordinates the efficient movement of materials through production cycle, consignment programs and the Kan-ban/Pink-card system. Maintains files, logs, supplier and purchasing records. Provides administrative and clerical support to the purchasing department and management. Typically requires a college education or equivalent and a minimum of two years related experience.