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Purchasing Associate

Altavista, VA 24517

Post Date: 04/25/18 Job ID: 44851 Industry: Order Fillers

HireLevel powered by Extra Help is seeking a Purchasing Associate for our client located in Altavista, Virginia. Our client is an international firm specializing in healthcare manufacturing and research with a rich 125+ year history.

Job Title: Purchasing Associate

Job Category: Full-time, 2 Year Contract

Location: Altavista, VA

Similar Positions: Procurement, Inventory Management, Buyer, Supply Chain

Job Responsibilities of the Purchasing Associate:
  • Plan, perform and administer purchasing activities to assure that all assigned production parts and materials are delivered within required delivery, quality, compliance and pricing perimeters.
  • Conduct and document procurement activities and negotiations to support prudent buying decisions.
  • Maintain ongoing interface with various departments to assure that materials purchased meet requirements at the lowest practical cost.
  • Monitor open order reports.
  • Prepare monthly status reports and take appropriate corrective action on Monthly Reporting Factors.
  • Take an active leadership role on assigned projects.
  • Analyze invoice rejection issues.
  • Gather information, approvals, and changes in systems from management.
  • Prepare presentations for management on a regular basis.

Job Requirements of the Purchasing Associate:
  • Bachelors' degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in manufacturing or general accounting including exposure to standard cost systems.
  • System knowledge of SAP, SRM, and Maximo.
  • Complete knowledge of Microsoft applications, mainly in worksheets and graph presentation covering macros and formulas.
  • Ability to pass client's background and drug screen requirements.

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