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Purchasing Assistants offer support to Purchasing Directors and complete duties such as handling correspondence, liaising with suppliers, taking orders from other departments, estimating arrival times, and preparing reports. Based on our collection of resume samples, these employees should emphasize throughout their job applications qualities such as accuracy, time management, efficient communication, organization, and teamwork. The most successful example resumes for Purchasing Analysts mention a college degree in a relevant area such as business, engineering, or economics. Supply chain management expertise represents an advantage.

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Purchasing Assistant

Communicated and advised Project Managers and Superintendents on cost effective motives that reduce cost by at least 20 % than expected

  • Communicated and advised Superintendents and Project Managers of purchasing options and to gain approvals
  • Consulted with immediate managers on action research steps and preemptive suggestions that could reduce cost or make procedures more simplified
  • Advised, implemented and informed the effected individuals in regards to pertinent Subcontractor Documents and /or other documents for assisting the job to commence
  • Purchased small tools, consumables, safety and office supplies for selective jobsites; which reduces cost by at least 25% to the organization and the individual jobsites
  • Communicate with vendors to gain reasonable prices while assisting them with more concrete contract business ( win/ win outcome)
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BS
Environmental Science / Health And Safety
MS
Management / Healthcare Management
2

Purchasing Assistant

Maintained inventory control to ensure supplies and special order items are available for timely delivery.

  • Monitored industry prices to obtain best available pricing.
  • Evaluated and improved processes to effectively fulfill purchase orders.
  • Established relationship with new vendors; maintained and built upon existing vendor relationships.
  • Ensured vendor invoices are documented and processed in a timely manner.
  • Resolved order discrepancies and processed returns to vendors.
  • Fulfilled various administrative duties.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
3

(pfg) Purchasing Assistant

Performed multiple tasks and worked cooperatively with both internal and external customers, all while maintaining confidential information

  • Full understanding of the intricate details of the distribution process
  • Interfaced with management, purchasing associates, accounts payable associates, branch warehouse and customer service personnel, brokers, vendors, information technology, customers and other distributors
  • Involved with special projects and work closely with E-3 automated purchasing system
  • Monitored inventory loss prevention and safety within the protein area
  • Maintained files for buyers, directors and VP's. Also created forms and reports for the protein buying group
  • Organized monthly buying promotions for buyer and confirmed purchase orders and delivery times/dates
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
4

Purchasing Assistant

Studied standardized specifications, establishing and maintaining working technical knowledge of the goods or services to be purchased

  • Prepared purchase orders, solicited quote proposals and suggested course of action for procurement of requisitions for materials and services
  • Reviewed, entered, and maintained manual and computerized records of purchase requisitions and mechanical data, items purchased, costs, schedule of deliveries, vendor performance, inventories
  • Monitored production and deliver status of ordered materials and outsourced items to troubleshoot
  • Notified Department heads regarding the status of incoming shipments
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Interior Design
5

Purchasing Assistant

Responsible for efficiently developing detailed purchase orders for raw materials and supplies.

  • Confirmed day-to-day purchase orders. Prepared daily Material Demand reports and open Purchase Order reports.
  • Analyzed Inventory in regards to raw material and supplies.
  • Communicated effectively with Suppliers on product costing and lead times/shipping dates.
  • Evaluated Supplier performance based on conformance and non-conformance deliveries.
  • Address Freight carriers on freight cost and scheduling.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Supply Chain And Logistics Technology
6

Purchasing Assistant

Managed purchase orders for 16 vendors from start to finish in a timely, professional, and accurate manner

  • Effectively communicated with buyers, vendors, and supply chain personnel to resolve backorders and delays
  • Researched competitor pricing and made adjustments when necessary to ensure profit maximization of company
  • Assisted buyer with a variety of tasks using company database, Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Marketing
7

Purchasing Assistant

  • Increased stakeholder satisfaction and productivity with clear communication among the work place.
  • Analyzed the suppliers and select the best fit.
  • Negotiated with suppliers to have the best deal and established good relationship to build trust with suppliers.
  • Communicated between vendor and customer on scheduling and delivering progress.
  • Maintained inventory by counting weekly to ensure the quantity are correct.
  • Planed and prepared documents including business contract and products information for business meeting.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BS
Supply Chain Management
BS
Business Administration
8

Purchasing Assistant

Worked under the direction of the Purchasing Director and assisted in purchasing functions

  • Technical and administrative assistance provided to the purchasing department by generating purchasing documentation spreadsheets and email communication
  • Responsible for sourcing, procurement and supplier management functions, transitioning and setting up all new items in the system for availability, while ensuring accuracy
  • Coordinated purchasing functions including purchase order processing, delivery arrangements, expediting, record maintenance and reports
  • Monitored Low level inventory items for four different warehouse locations, and based on movement and provided direction to import coordinator to resolve possible stock out issues
  • Trained all new purchasing employees on standard office procedures and practices, monitored employee progress and provided status reports to management as requested
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Business Administration
9

Purchasing Assistant

Proactive with vendor negotiation, aggressive quoting strategies, and freight agreements leading to $30k in quarterly cost savings.

  • Increase production output and revenue for snowplow installations in 3 locations with accurate preseason projections and freight logistics.
  • Initiate VMI (vendor-managed inventory) agreements to maximize efficiency and reduce labor hours spent on stock maintenance.
  • Analyze cost and inventory reports to maximize profit and defer procurement until physical inventory is required to complete active jobs.
  • Manage three purchasing employees, and report performance to senior staff.
  • Coordinate shipments and lead times with scheduled production dates to reduce unused inventory, and schedule distribution of Dejana Cargo manufactured (CGO) parts.
  • Obtain preferred vendor pricing, quantity discounts, and special quotes to maximize profit margins across eight warehouse locations.
  • Design and implement Standard Operating Procedures for training of new employees.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Biology
Biology
10

Purchasing Assistant

Managed Inventory of approximately $20 million in stationery items.

  • Performed Inventory valuations on Furniture and Appliance.
  • Managed Logistic in distribution of stationery daily to head office and thirty four branches island wide.
  • Negotiated Suppliers terms and conditions.
  • Interacted with suppliers and internal customers to achieve organization objective.
  • Reconciled all invoices to purchase order and payment.
  • Communicated with Directors and Managers periodically to improve inventory management.
  • Provided administrative support for Departments.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AS
Applied Science

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