PURCHASING ASSISTANT

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Basco Shower Enclosures Headquarters - 7201 Snider Rd, Mason, OH 45040

Reports to: Purchasing Supervisor

Description Summary: Under the direction of the Purchasing Supervisor, this position will provide support to the purchasing department by contacting suppliers, processing purchase orders, performing general clerical duties and tracking all materials. The ideal candidate has a desire to learn purchasing and inventory control and work as a support person in an office setting.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in most aspects of purchasing and inventory control
  • Track open orders with vendors through completion
  • Input, distribute, receive and file purchase orders
  • Assist Accounts Payable with invoicing
  • Prepare reports
  • Data entry
  • Communicate with Customer Service and Shop Floor personnel to insure proper material flow
  • Special projects related to inventory control and system clean up
  • Half of the day's activities will be routine, while the balance of this position is fast paced and requires problem solving skills
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience: College experience preferred
  • Mathematical Skills: Excellent mathematical skills
  • Abilities:
    • High character evidenced by sincere, honest and ethical behavior
    • Positive attitude
    • Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy
    • Strong follow up skills
    • Capable of handling multiple tasks in a timely manner
    • Good organizational skills and close attention to detail
    • Able to work independently
    • Excellent written and oral skills
    • Basic PC literacy and knowledge of spreadsheet software (Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook)
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Ability to manipulate computer keyboard/mouse and view computer screen

Personal Protective Equipment: The job requires some time on the shop floor. This will require the use of safety glasses and appropriate footwear.

Work Environment: Work is mostly performed in an office environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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