Purchasing Assistant

  • Company: Adecco
  • Posted: January 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1970913666
Purchasing Assistant
Main Responsibilities
• Place orders (includes all purchases) Release/Order materials for Just-in-Time production requirements
• Ensures all vendors are approved and appropriate controls are in place in order process
• Maintain assigned part plant records in CAS system, and set up items to include all appropriate information needed for sound purchasing decisions
• Proactively communicates with vendors to make sure orders and delivery dates are understood
• Coordinates resolution of vendor payment issues between Vendors and Accounts Payable
• Review MRP reports weekly and determine requirements of raw materials and packaging materials. Investigate materials requirements due to plant changes between MRP cycles and react accordingly
• Proactively updates manager and others on any issues with vendors or availability of raw materials
or finished goods
• Expedite and de-expedite materials: Review materials levels for overstock situations, de-expedite as needed to avoid excessive inventories
• Updates and maintains all department documentation, including blanket purchase orders, letters,
and monthly reports and charts of Purchasing indicators
• Maintains paper and electronic filing system to provide accurate and organized material and
documentation for the department, including vendor files
• Responsible for correcting all vendor invoice errors and freight errors largely impacting qaccounts payable before approving payments
• Tracks and reports on status of errors
• Insures accuracy of price files and the limit quantities on blanket purchases
• Serve as backup for Purchasing Manager

AA/AS required, BA/BS preferred
Strong mainframe and PC computer skills in Word, Excel, and Access
Three years of experience in an administrative role
1 Year prior experience working in a Supply Chain support role (Purchasing, Planning, Logistics)
Knowledge of accounts payable procedures (knowledge of CAS manufacturing and accounts payable systems is helpful)
Professional demeanor; comfortable working with vendors and internal customers
Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
Good numerical skills

Preferred Qualifications
MRO purchasing experience preferred
One year of purchasing experience preferred

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