Purchasing Assistant

Rural Hall, NC 27045

Posted: 09/10/2019 Employment Type: DirectHire Industry: Accounting Job Number: 96172
We' re assisting our client, a distribution service located near Winston-Salem, in their search for an a Purchasing Assistant. This is a permanent, Direct Hire opportunity with an excellent salary and benefits package, and the chance to join a company that is outcome-oriented and results focused, with a strong performance culture. The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for MRO purchasing activities for the distribution center, and duties will include performing specialized professional and administrative activities to support shipping, receiving, maintenance, inventory control, supply chain, and supply chain base management. This role will liaison between the company and supply chain base to coordinate and resolve issues and discrepancies.

Responsibilities:
- Perform MRO buying activities including maintaining and tracking inventory, and ordering as required
- Assist the Purchasing Manager in identifying and researching potential sources, obtaining quotations, initiating and executing RFQs and RFPs and projects
- Process requisitions to order non-contract related materials, and expedite, track and oversee orders to resolution
- Process purchase orders using Oracle JDE E1 ERP System, and record keeping processes
- Interact with internal customers, supply chain base, purchasing management, shipping/receiving, and maintenance departments, etc.
- Assist Purchasing Manager in processing in processing purchase orders, including entering and transmitting POs, updating and communicating changes, expediting orders, and overseeing the payment process with A/P
- Manage the system for holding inventory at suppliers, including tracking shipments, entering receipts and disbursement
- Act as a liaison between the supply chain base and the company, to resolve item shortages, shipping and paperwork issues, invoice and payment problems
- Interact as a member of the supply chain team to provide input and direction to the supply chain base, logistic suppliers, and internal contacts to support supply chain activities
- Manage specific procurement databases including Certificate of Insurance (COI) tracking and updating, supplier/item relationships, supplier price lists, open order reports
- Copy data and compile records and reports, type memos, email and correspondence reports and other documents as needed
- Operate telephone console to receive incoming calls and messages
- Collect and distribute mail and messages

Requirements:
- Comfortable performing regular duties under limited supervision
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- 3-5 years of experience, or an Associates Degree with 1-3 years of purchasing experience
- Strong administrative and organizational skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and project management skills
- Possess strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with all levels of the company' s internal and external organization
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
- Possess strong verbal and written communication skills

Benefits:
- Dental and Health Insurance
- Retirement Plan
- Paid Time Off
- Tuition Reimbursement

Submit your resume online, or send directly to jyeargan@theresource.Com, to be considered for this position. For more information, please call 336.970.5214.
While we appreciate all inquiries, only qualified candidates will be contacted for further information.
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