The Purchasing Assistant assists the Purchasing Manager and Purchasing Agents to perform a variety of purchasing functions including processing and expediting orders in a timely manner. The Purchasing Assistant maintains the Materials Management System in relation to Purchasing.
Responsible for processing/expediting orders, and/or purchasing orders for materials and services within area of responsibility.
Responsible for coordinating the return of material goods to suppliers as needed.
Maintains the Materials Management System based on standards determined by management.
Supports the Purchasing Agents to communicate out of stock concerns, buyer message issues, assists with product substitution procurement, and other tasks as determined appropriate.
Assists in maintaining SOPS for the Purchasing Assistant work within the Purchasing Department to reflect current process and procedure.
Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Nonage Specific (N/A)|
|OSHA Category||Category III - No employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||High School Diploma or equivalency |
|Desired||Bachelor's degree in Business Administration |
or two-year or higher education in related field
|Required||2 years or more of experience in the purchasing field|
|Desired||6 months or more experience in Lawson/Infor software|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||operate computer|
|Communication||communication and demonstration techniques|
|Communication||answer telephone inquiries timely and effectively|
|General - All Positions||use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication|
|General - All Positions||provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization|
|General - All Positions||work cooperatively with a wide variety of people|
|General - All Positions||perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be professional, honest and have personal integrity|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||have positive attitude|
|License and Certifications|
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Sitting||Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)|
|Walking/Standing||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Stooping/Bending||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Squatting||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Climbing Stair||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Reaching - Shoulder Level||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Reaching - Below Shoulder||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Reaching - Above Shoulder||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)|
|Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Pounds of force: 0-25|
|Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces||Pounds of force:|
|Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation||Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)|
|Balance - Right Leg|
|Balance - Left Leg|
|Lifting - Floor to Waist||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Lifting - Waist to Overhead||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Other||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet)||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Short Carry||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Carrying - Right Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Left Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)||Number of lbs: 0-25|
|Other:||Number of lbs:|
|Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).|
Equal Opportunity Employer