Purchasing Assistant


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Westaff has an opening for a Full Time, Temp to perm Purchasing Assistant

Location: Hamden, CT

Hourly rate: 19.23 - 21.63/hour, based on experience. 

Summary of the Purchasing Assistant role: The purchasing assistant responsibilities include ordering materials, supplies and/or equipment and follow through with vendors on shipment and deliveries.

Essential Functions of the Purchasing Assistant:

Sourcing, negotiating and Procurement of all Inventory Requirements (Office Supplies, MFG Job Material and Inventory).

Reviews, maintains and updates all purchase orders based on order confirmations and delivery date changes in ERP system.

Reviews, maintains and updates all MFG Bills of Material

Manages on time deliveries from vendors to meet job requirements 

Organizes and restocks office supplies and equipment 

** This is a typical professional office setting.  There is exposure to manufacturing conditions when visiting suppliers and touring facilities.  



Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications for the Purchasing Assistant position are as follows:

Minimum of 2 years of Experience in a Manufacturing or Distribution environment, with knowledge and background in sourcing, Negotiation and Procurement

Strong computer and Software skills (MS Office, ERP- Prophet 21)

Associate and/or Bachelor's degree preferred

Must be able to lift 10 lbs unaided

Must be able to travel at least 5% of the time


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