Purchasing Assistant Job Description
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The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for performing routine procurement functions for the acquisition of commodities, equipment, components, and services. This position works under the direction of the Purchasing Manager to support procurement services by performing complex procurement functions for the acquisition of commodities, primarily supplies and services, in a timely, cost-effective manner, for a diverse clientele. As well as provide excellent customer service to client groups and stakeholders, assist with vendor relationships and coordinate with Finance & Administration colleagues.
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The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for assisting purchasing staff with PO and other purchasing issues plus routine office administrative responsibilities. In this role, responsibilities will progressively increase as the employee develops and learns. Tasks will include reviewing PO confirmations from suppliers, resolving certain types of these confirmations, and escalating some of the confirmations to the appropriate purchasing staff. The Purchasing Assistant is a part of the Procurement division and reports to the Purchasing Operations Manager.
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As an order entry Purchasing Assistant, you will oversee all purchasing requests for supplies, services, and equipment for our facilities. Our Supply Chain team is devoted to ensuring our providers have the right tools to care for our community.
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We are currently looking for a Purchasing Assistant for our Purchasing Department. The right candidate will support the purchasing department with a variety of clerical tasks.
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Purchasing Assistant communicates to the purchasing agent and management in the facility. Responsible for purchasing for all departments and negotiating pricing and delivery. Also responsible for inventory counts and accuracy of inventory managed by the assistant.
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A Purchasing Assistant is responsible for purchasing products for the company. Duties include the need to understand company needs based on stock, inventory, projects, and plans, as well as the understanding of general sales and market trends according to our industry. The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for the development of successful relationships with suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers while ensuring that the required products are always in stock.
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The purpose of the Purchasing Assistant position is to support the purchasing team members by handling overflow work functions and various duties. This position reports to the Director of Purchasing who gives direction as to priorities and assignments on a regular basis.
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The Purchasing Assist reports to the Contracts & Procurement Manager and acts as a liaison between the Shipping & Receiving office and the Purchasing office to resolve order discrepancies. Incumbent must be able to use independent judgment to make decisions and must be a self-starter that is able to successfully multi-task. This position requires a high level of professionalism and strict adherence to ethical standards.
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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant working directly for the Director of Purchasing working out of our location. Knowledge of Blue Ridge purchasing software is a major plus. There is no relocation assistance for this position.
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We are looking for a Purchasing Assistant.
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Frequently asked questions
What are the duties of a purchasing assistant?
A purchasing assistant is responsible for supporting the purchasing department in a variety of tasks related to the procurement of goods and services. Some specific duties of a purchasing assistant may include:
Reviewing and processing purchase orders: The purchasing assistant may be responsible for reviewing and processing purchase orders, ensuring that they are accurate and complete.
Coordinating with suppliers: The purchasing assistant may be responsible for coordinating with suppliers to ensure that orders are delivered on time and in accordance with the terms of the purchase order.
Maintaining vendor relationships: The purchasing assistant may be responsible for maintaining relationships with vendors and negotiating terms and prices for goods and services.
Managing inventory: The purchasing assistant may be responsible for managing inventory levels and ensuring that the company has the materials and supplies it needs to meet production and customer demand.
Tracking and monitoring orders: The purchasing assistant may be responsible for tracking and monitoring orders to ensure that they are delivered on time and in accordance with the terms of the purchase order.
Reviewing and analyzing supplier proposals: The purchasing assistant may be responsible for reviewing and analyzing supplier proposals and making recommendations to the purchasing manager.
To be successful in this role, a purchasing assistant should have strong communication and organizational skills, as well as a good understanding of purchasing and supply chain management principles. They should also be proficient in the use of computer systems and software, such as spreadsheet and database programs.
What skills does a purchasing assistant need?
A purchasing assistant should have a strong set of skills to be successful in their role. Some key skills that a purchasing assistant may need include:
Communication skills: A purchasing assistant should have strong communication skills to be able to effectively communicate with suppliers and other stakeholders.
Organizational skills: A purchasing assistant should be highly organized and able to manage their time effectively to ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner.
Attention to detail: A purchasing assistant should have a strong attention to detail to ensure that all purchase orders are accurate and complete.
Problem-solving skills: A purchasing assistant should have good problem-solving skills to be able to identify and resolve issues that may arise during the procurement process.
Negotiation skills: A purchasing assistant should have strong negotiation skills to be able to secure favorable terms and prices for goods and services.
Computer skills: A purchasing assistant should be proficient in the use of computer systems and software, such as spreadsheet and database programs, to manage orders and track inventory.
Knowledge of purchasing and supply chain management principles: A purchasing assistant should have a good understanding of purchasing and supply chain management principles to be able to effectively support the purchasing department.