JOB SUMMARY: The Purchasing Assistant supports operational requirements by managing office supply orders, MRO orders or other supplier orders to meet inventory levels and customer demand. This position is a support role for the Buyers and the Supply Chain Department.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Place orders for office supplies, MRO items, and other items.
Resolve Return to Vendor and other issues that may delay payment.
Arrange outside service processing of items: Track items, contact suppliers, place purchase orders in SAP, and follow-up to ensure on-time delivery.
Maintain weekly and monthly metrics.
Make travel, luncheon or other arrangements, as requested.
Manage order dates, follow-up with suppliers and expedite orders, when necessary.
Performs other miscellaneous functions to further support the Procurement group and other departments, as assigned.
High school diploma or GED.
Skills & Experience
Moderate skills in Microsoft office: Excel, Outlook, Word.
Keyboard - 55 wpm (accurate).
Good basic math skills.
A highly organized multi-tasker.
Sense of urgency and good follow-through.
Strong interpersonal skills and customer focus.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Workspace in an open area and moderate traffic and interruptions.
Area is ventilated and climate is controlled.
Sedentary work, requiring sitting and using computers and other general office equipment.
Requires keyboard dexterity and the ability to concentrate and pay attention to detail with high level of accuracy.
Ability to do light lifting and moving of office materials (files, boxes) from time to time; assistance is available for large or heavy items.
Some walking to various departments within the company.