Purchasing Assistant

  • Company:
    Great Hire
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 hours ago
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Purchasing Assistant General Summary: Responsible for preparing purchase orders and sending to suppliers, tracking orders, updating order records, and ensuring timely delivery of those orders; Respond to sales/customer service and supplier inquiries about order status changes, or cancellations. Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems. Responsibilities: Issue purchase orders to suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers Ensure that orders received are accurate (i.e. size, color, packaging, special instructions, etc.) Assist with drop ship orders and third-party logistics Expedite orders or delay orders when needed Review and verify past due POs and contact suppliers to address overdue POs and record in Great Plains Maintain vendor information in Great Plains (i.e. minimum changes, lead time changes, cost changes, etc.) Coordinate payment in advance orders with accounts payable Work together with Supplier Relations Manager to resolve delivery and quality concerns with suppliers that cannot meet our demand Work with receiving department in resolving receiving errors/damages/etc. Support logistics department to determine most cost-effective way to ship orders Contact vendors for price breaks when receiving quotation requests in CRM from customer service Provide quotations and/or vendor costs to customer service in response to CRM quotation requests Notify appropriate departments when a supplier has discontinued an item and any vendor updates Place overhead purchase orders when needed Participate in department projects when needed Required Skills and Attributes: -Must have experience with APEX or CPM – Previous exposure to manufacturing preferable – Good organizational skills – Detailed oriented – Good Analytical Skills – Good verbal and written communications skills. – Must be able to interface with all departments – Excellent computer skills Word, Excel, Goldmine, Outlook, Power point – Knowledgeable in ERP systems, Syteline preferable – Good attitude always willing to accept new responsibilities – Dependable, and diligent worker with good attendance – Bilingual (Spanish and English) Not required, but preferred Education: – High school diploma some college preferred, but not required This is a Monday thru Friday position Pay is $25+/hr (DOE) Monday – Friday 7am-3:30pm