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Purchasing Assistant

Company: PLANET GRANITE, INC.
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We are searching for a tech-savvy Purchasing Assistant with a keen eye for detail to assist in overseeing Purchasing of various goods for our Company. The Purchasing Assistant's duties will include but not be limited to: the ability to perform data entry in various systems, maintain spreadsheets, work in multiple softwares, creation of purchase orders, verification of orders, maintain and develop vendor relationships, monitor and reorder stock levels of products, compare best pricing, and assure products are ordered in time for job deadlines.


To be successful as a Purchasing Assistant, the position requires a financial background in order to evaluate pricing and monitor pricing fluctuations in conjunction with maintaining adequate inventory levels, while achieving order fulfillments in a timely manner. Request and receipt of proper credits will also be a requirement. Prompt daily orders will be initiated and followed through to completion. The Purchasing position is critical to the functionality of the Company in assuring products are in on time to complete the workflow, so excellent attendance and attention to detail is critical.


Outstanding Purchasing Assistants are able to juggle multiple responsibilities at once and make important decisions in fast-paced environments. The position also requires a high level of organizational skill to manage daily orders of tooling, purchases, and materials.


Position will also require but not be limited to:


  • Financial accountability for Company purchases.
  • Work with the CFO and Inventory Manager for accurate entries, forecasting, and budgeting.
  • Ability to perform data entry in various systems and in multiple softwares.
  • Conducting price comparison evaluations, establishing and maintaining vendors and services, assuring custom materials are received in a timely manner, and maintaining required stock levels.
  • Communicating ETAs with staff and monitoring logistics.
  • Working with delivery and Warehouse teams to ensure goods are received on time.
  • Inspecting purchased products upon delivery and reporting any issues timely.
  • Initiation of internal credit reports and negotiating the credit owed to the Company.
  • Maintaining and developing Vendor relationships.
  • Monitoring and reordering stock levels of products.
  • Maintaining spreadsheets and accurate Accounting entries.
  • Communicating with Accounting on order status, quantities, credits, etc.
  • Creation of purchase orders in the Accounting system and verification of inventory.
  • Verification of orders and tracking ETAs.
  • Ability to problem solve and implement solutions.
  • Ability to interpret and assist in integration of data into various software systems.
  • Correction and/or updating of data in process, if necessary, on a daily basis.
  • Remaining aware and reporting any losses or miss use of materials to the Company Management.
  • Primarily the job is at a desk sitting at a computer. However, some time will also be allocated to being outside, so applicants should expect occasional outside conditions because inventory is located outside. All of the products are indoors and outdoors.
  • Potential lifting of up to 25 Lbs.+ to assist the team.


Candidates with experience in Purchasing, Inventory, basic Accounting, data entry, Inventory software integrations, and excellent attention to detail are encouraged to apply. Currently the position is Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Background check and Drug testing will be required upon hire.


Additional Purchasing Assistant Qualifications/Skills:

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer data entry skills
  • Retail experience or similar
  • Sound research and networking skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Practical experience with purchasing software
  • Critical thinking
  • Organizational skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to type at least 40 WPM
  • Ability to use Excel and other Computer programs


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • 0-3 years' experience with Inventory systems
  • 2-3 years' experience in Purchasing
  • On-the-job training provided


Compensation Range:

Starting at $18.00 - $21.00 per hour.


Additional Benefits:

  • A career path to grow your professional experiences.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as certain other health and wellness benefits.
  • 401(K) plan with Company match.
  • Other key Company benefits include accident insurance, critical illness, life insurance, and employee assistance program. More details about timing and conditions of benefits eligibility and other plan terms and conditions will be provided upon hire.


Keywords: PLANET GRANITE, INC., Colorado Springs , Purchasing Assistant, Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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