Working across the whole business and with suppliers, a Sustainability Manager will make sure that a company is acting responsibly and ethically regarding people, profit and the planet.
Finding back-up suppliers overseas in case your supplier’s factory is wiped out by an earthquake or tsunami or looking into a cyber-attack on your company’s IT system.
Most organisations separate all the things they buy out into different categories. Category Buyers will become specialist in buying a certain range of products or services building up their knowledge and experience of what’s new in the market place and what suppliers will best suit the organisation.
Key suppliers are like an extension of an organisation and managing the relationship is a very important role to ensure everyone is working together to achieve the best results.
Not everything that companies buy is made into products that are sold to customers. An important part of purchasing is making sure that the factory is able to open its gates in the morning and that people can sit down at their desks and get on with their jobs. Without this nothing can be made and then sold.
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