Purchasing Assistant

Medina, OH 44256

Posted: 03/07/2019 Industry: Professional Job Number: 506821

Purchasing Assistant

Medina, OH

Hours: 8am 5 pm.

Salary: 35,000 a year.

Our organization is seeking a Purchasing Assistant to help maintain our supply inventory levels and negotiate deals with potential vendors. The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for learning company purchasing policies and procedures, and maintaining supply inventory levels required for effective company operation. The successful candidate will also be charged with conducting regular price comparisons to ensure that the company is always getting the best price for each product that is purchased.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain strong working relationships with our vendors.
  • Review purchasing agreements with vendors and maintain open lines of communications with those vendors.
  • Develop an active process for measuring supply inventory and determining purchasing needs based on quarterly and annual numbers.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and establish long-term purchasing arrangements with vendors when it is beneficial to the company.
  • Compare product deliveries with issued purchase orders and contact vendors when there are discrepancies.

Requirements:

  •  Associate degree or higher preferred.
  • 1-2 years experience in a purchasing role.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proven history of effective supply management.
  • Able to create and administer a task priority list based on company needs.
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