Purchasing Assistant

North Shore, MA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 01/23/2018 Job ID: 80334 Specialty: Other

Our client in the north shore is seeking a Purchasing Assistant with strong customer service skills to join their team. The ideal candidate for the Purchasing Assistant will have excellent communication skills and will be skilled in Microsoft Excel including the use of Pivot Tables. This is a great position for an entry level professional who is looking to gain experience in purchasing. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Purchasing Assistant:
  • Confirm all purchase orders (PO’ s) of issue for quantities, pricing and delivery dates
  • Update system with accurate delivery dates
  • Follow up on late PO’ s and push for updated delivery information
  • Identify inventory shorts and stock positions to help achieve/maintain 98% fill rates
  • Expedite material with mill to service back orders and low stock positions
  • Work with team to relay information regarding production delays, delivery delays etc.
  • Build and maintain vendor relationships through constant communication
  • Maintain price sheets from vendors and update costs within the system
  • Create and update purchase orders
  • Supply communications regarding closings and weather notices
  • Handle shipping and PO variances with respective warehouse
  • Coordinate vendor returns for damages and shipping errors
Requirements for the Purchasing Assistant:
  • Experience in or knowledge of purchasing preferred
  • Skilled in MS Office, Excel including the use of pivot tables
  • Knowledge of warehouse operation preferred
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      

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