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Purchasing Assistant

National Mallfront & Design
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
January 18, 2019


The purchasing assistant helps in negotiating vendor terms, prices and schedules delivery using knowledge of budget and schedule requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities

- Adheres to purchasing policies, processes and procedures.

- Carries out warehouse and inventory control policies and procedures.

- Uses knowledge of material work planning and methods engineering processes and procedures to coordinate product deliveries.

- Negotiates best vendor terms, pricing and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements.

- Uses knowledge of machines and equipment to schedule items necessary to continual production cycles.


- Technical Capacity

- Financial Management

- Communication Proficiency

- Time Management

- Discretion

- Decision Making

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bending or standing on a stool as necessary. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Required Education and Experience

- A high school diploma or a GED

- Minimum of two (2) years of purchasing related experience or demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above-mentioned tasks.

- Must have a working knowledge of Sage 100 Standard ERP

- Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Internet Browsers.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time