Purchasing Assistant

Oceanside, CA | Temporary

Job ID: [SA] Purchasing Assistant Industry: Building materials

We are seeking a detail oriented, organized Purchasing Assistant for a reputable manufacturing company of building materials located in the Oceanside for a contract opportunity!

The Purchasing Assistant will help maintain supply inventory levels and negotiate deals with potential vendors while learning company purchasing policies and procedures and maintaining supply inventory levels required for effective company operation. The successful Purchasing Assistant will also be charged with conducting regular price comparisons to ensure that the company is always getting the best price for each product that is purchased.

The Purchasing Assistant will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintain strong working relationships with our vendors
  • Review purchasing agreements with vendors and maintain open lines of communications with those vendors
  • Develop an active process for measuring supply inventory and determining purchasing needs based on quarterly and annual numbers
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and establish long-term purchasing arrangements with vendors when it is beneficial to the company
  • Maintains purchasing documents, files and records to ensuring the availability of documentation

The Purchasing Assistant must possess the following:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of recent, similar experience in a manufacturing or operations environment
  • Must be experienced in the procure to pay process
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • SAP experience, desired
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office Suites , especially MS Word and Excel
  • Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills.
  • Excellent telephone and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
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