Manages the purchasing and inventory control functions. Provides support to production scheduling on all material flow issues to meet production schedules and customer requirements. Interfaces with operations manager on the planning and forecasting of customer orders to meet shipments. Negotiates with vendors. Places PO’s with vendors manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets or cost goals.