Overview

We are looking for a Purchasing Assistant to order supplies and equipment based on our company’s needs. Purchasing Assistant responsibilities include researching new vendors, tracking deliveries and updating order records (e.g. dates, invoices and discounts.) If you’re familiar with supply chain procedures and know how to create and translate cost analyses, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you will make cost-effective purchases and ensure we maintain a fully stocked inventory.

Responsibilities

Monitor stock levels and identify purchasing needs

Research potential vendors

Track orders and ensure timely delivery

Update internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts)

Conduct market research to identify pricing trends

Evaluate offers from vendors and negotiate better prices

Prepare cost analyses

Maintain updated records of invoices and contracts

Follow up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change orders

Liaise with warehouse staff to ensure all products arrive in good condition

Requirements

Work experience as a Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing Officer or similar role

Good understanding of supply chain procedures

Hands-on experience with purchasing software

Advanced knowledge of MS Excel

Knowledge of market research

Solid organizational skills

Minimum of OND in Logistics, Business Administration or relevant field

 

 

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