Purchasing Assistant

Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520

Industry: Accounting/Finance Job Number: EK951884825 Pay Rate: $16-18 / hour State: MS

Job Description

Purchasing Assistant duties and responsibilities
Purchasing assistants must maintain good relationships with the organization’s vendors. They perform market research to get the best deals for the company and ensure timely delivery of products and materials.

$16/hr DOE
Here are some examples of Purchasing Assistant duties:
  • Working with the purchasing manager to run the purchasing department 
  • Performing vendor research and selection to enhance profitability, reducing operating costs and boosting efficiency
  • Maintaining cordial working relationships with vendors and supervising vendor activities
  • Signing and reviewing purchasing agreements with vendors, monitoring their performance and renegotiating contracts
  • Using quarterly and annual data to determine purchasing needs and performing inventory management
  • Managing purchase orders, overseeing shipping schedules and maintaining purchase records 
  • Working with warehouse staff to compare deliveries with purchase orders to identify discrepancies
  • Conducting ongoing market research to identify beneficial purchase agreements and potential vendors 
  • Microsoft Office Experience of 2+ years
  • Applicant must pass Excel test with score of 70% or above
  • SAP/ERP Experience 1+years
  • Applicant must pass SAP/ERP test with score of 70% or above
  • Experience in Purchasing or similar duties

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