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Purchasing Assistant


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Westaff is seeking a Purchasing Assistant for a Contract personal care product manufacturer / formulator and packager in the Miami area.

Shift: Monday to Friday - 8:30 am- 5:30 pm O/T flex

Pay Rate: $15 Per Hour

Job Description:

• Assist the R & D lab by sourcing and requesting samples and documentation as new products are developed.

• Collaborate with new business development by sourcing packaging materials.

• Process orders from our customers as these move from development to production and identify our requirements for fulfillment.

• Manage inventory, assessing on hand materials and new requirements.

• Research raw material alternatives and new suppliers to cut costs and expand our supply chain.

• Issue and track purchase orders, communicating regularly with suppliers via phone and email.

• Provide schedulers with expected arrival dates for materials and advise of any potential delays.

• Communicate with our customer service team members to ensure they have all of the information and support needed to maintain our customers current on the progress of their orders.

• Release orders to our manufacturing and production teams as soon as possible.

Skills Required:

• 2+ years of experience working in a manufacturing/purchasing environment.

• Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

• Competence in basic math functions.

• Excellent attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills.

• Ability to analyze data, establish clear priorities quickly, and drive the decision-making process.


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