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Working As A Purchasing Assistant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $50,370

    Average Salary

What Does A Purchasing Assistant Do At Randstad

* Providing administrative procurement support for all divisions of Hospital Purchasing: (IT/Data Entry
* Data Management/Commodity/Contracts/Construction/Equipment/FrontDesk)
* Obtaining and maintaining information as assigned daily to assist and support the execution ongoing procurements, blanket and standing orders, purchase orders and data entry support for the Lawson/SUNY web finance database
* Input of all blanket and standing orders for the 2017/2018 fiscal year
* Employee will be required to handle buyer and data entry support, typing, faxing,emailing, filing, copying, scanning, phones and reception as needed.
* Working hours: Mon
* Fri, 8:30am
* pm

What Does A Purchasing Assistant Do At SAIC

* Physical Logistics
* Assist Storefront Supervisor to pass an Annual Quality Assurance Environmental, Compliance, Lead Person for Health & Safety Audit and Storefront Process Review
* Inventory Management
* Maintain adequate stock and supply levels
* Add new items - which requires research, price comparison, negotiated lead times with Estimated Delivery dates to meet customer demands.
* Monitor slow moving items to reduce inventory carrying cost and physical footprint
* Deplete or remove from inventory, identify obsolete items and research replacement items.
* Manage inventory minimum and maximum stocking levels and monitor Not in Stock (NIS) levels
* Perform daily inventory cycle Counts – physical counts must match inventory system counts – Reconcile cycle counts daily.
* Fiscally responsible for an average monthly inventory
* Supplier Order Management
* Expedite material for timely deliver and change orders
* Initiates price challenges, changes, negotiations, and part number modifications, internal RFQs, sourcing, quote posting
* Spot Buy Responsibilities
* Assist Storefront Manager to source, capture repeat buys and process transactions
* Post and expedite RFQs/POs and assist customers with order status.
* Customer Service
* Provide quality customer support and assist customers to locate material and make sure we have the quantities needed
* Assist customer with researching new items to add to stock.
* Employee Training/Knowledge

What Does A Purchasing Assistant Do At LMI Aerospace

* include the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Manages workload flow between processors to ensure on-time delivery.
* Reviews PO's to analyze existing pricing to determine where possible cost reductions may be realized at the part level.
* Negotiates alternative pricing with supplier.
* Researches and identifies outside vendors for new processes as necessary.
* Researches and identifies alternate suppliers as needed for current processes (overflow work).
* Manages due dates - sequences and tracks "hot" jobs to ensure on-time delivery.
* Acts as a liaison between plant and processors to facilitate the flow of outside processing.
* Collects data and determines on-time delivery and quality performance of outside processors.
* Writes purchase orders as necessary and monitors PO processing flow within the team
* Coordinates pick-up and delivery of "hot" jobs.
* Troubleshoots quality, manufacturing, and/or tooling issues which effect outside processors
* Creates purchase orders in Vista (MRP system)
* Review master production schedule, work order status, required release dates, related reports, and other tools which are available for accuracy and avoidance where possible of manufacturing conflicts and bottleneck
* Perform the functions of this position while striving to maintain production efficiency, minimize cost, and the professional teamwork necessary to smoothly meet the business needs of the customer and the company.
* Practices good inventory management by having material, WIP, and finished goods available to support customer needs while minimizing excess and obsolete inventory.
* Takes sufficient time on the manufacturing floor to know the status of the product for which the incumbent has responsibility; and takes corrective action when necessary to keep product flow on schedule.
* Takes the necessary action to change or redirect product flow when engineering or quality changes/requirements require modification of travelers or similar changes.
* Maintain electronic and manual production control data in a timely manner to insure operational personnel have the knowledge of product flow for sound business decisions.
* Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
* The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* Education and/or Experience
* One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities or tasks simultaneously.
* Demonstrated proficiency with Excel, Word, (Microsoft Office) software.
* Demonstrated ability to accurately type a minimum of 40 words per minute and perform alphanumeric data entry at a minimum of 8000 keystrokes per hour.
* key
* Working knowledge of purchasing systems. (ex.
* VISTA) preferred
* Special Requirements
* Flexibility to work overtime as required

What Does A Purchasing Assistant Do At Entegee

* Order pre-negotiated or off-the-shelf commodities.
* Expedite, track and change orders if necessary that are placed.
* Perform Purchasing functions for pre-negotiated product according to the MRP System, enter expedite answers and update as needed for past due data from all suppliers.
* Execute search strategies per the buyers to locate scarce allocated parts.
* Perform order entry and other administrative functions.
* Organize and maintain Purchasing file system.
* Order office supplies for both TUSA locations, reconciling the automatic ordering and placing orders on the internet to satisfy special requests.
* This also includes creating and ordering business cards for current and new employees.
* Perform other related duties as assigned

What Does A Purchasing Assistant Do At JBS USA

* Manage fleet vehicle inventory: purchase, delivery, support and disposal.
* Support business units that utilize WEX Cards (fuel cards).
* Manage the ordering process and facilitate between business units and WEX Company.
* MM access for new Materials that are being created by plants and overview approval.
* Improve material governance for contracted materials by inputting manufacture information, vendor part numbers and avoiding duplication.
* Ensure valid contracts are in place with up to date pricing.
* OEM/Aftermarket material sourcing analysis between Vendor and Internal BU’s

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How To Become A Purchasing Assistant

A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most financial clerk jobs. These workers usually learn their duties through on-the-job training.


Financial clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter the occupation. Employers of brokerage clerks may prefer candidates who have taken some college courses in business or economics and, in some cases, require a 2- or 4-year college degree.


Most financial clerks learn how to do their job duties through on-the-job training. Some formal technical training also may be necessary; for example, gaming cage workers may need training in specific gaming regulations and procedures.


Financial clerks can advance to related occupations in finance. For example, a loan interviewer or clerk can become a loan officer, and a brokerage clerk can become a securities, commodities, or financial services sales agent, after obtaining the required education and license.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Financial clerks should have good communication skills so that they can explain policies and procedures to colleagues and customers.

Math skills. The job duties of financial clerks, including calculating charges and checking credit scores, require basic math skills.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for financial clerks because they must be able to find files quickly and efficiently.

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Real Purchasing Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Inventory and Purchasing Assistant Vasyli LLC San Rafael, CA Jan 15, 2012 $45,956
Purchasing Assistant Corridor Store Inc. Fort Lee, NJ Sep 22, 2015 $43,597
Purchasing Assistant Grace World Trading, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Jul 12, 2016 $42,702
Purchasing Assistant Andritz Inc. Alpharetta, GA Jun 08, 2016 $41,101
Purchasing Assistant 1701 Russell Street LLC Greenbelt, MD Sep 15, 2012 $39,395
Purchasing Assistant Completely Fresh Foods Vernon, CA Oct 27, 2014 $38,397
Purchasing Assistant Pacific MacHinery Corporation Miami, FL Feb 28, 2008 $35,813

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Top Skills for A Purchasing Assistant


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Top Purchasing Assistant Skills

  1. Purchase Orders
  2. New Vendors
  3. Office Supplies
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Track purchase orders for materials and keep accurate accounting of product.
  • Processed requests to add new vendors and managed an approved supplier list of nearly 1,000 companies in SAP.
  • Reconcile bank statements, assist the office staff, sort and distribute mail, faxes and office supplies.
  • Process requisitions to purchase orders by confirming department budgets, establishing new vendors in database and order entry.
  • Worked on data entry, customer service, and provided administrative assistance

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