Purchasing Assistant

  • Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply
  • Bozeman
  • Sep 10, 2018
Full time Admin-Clerical Customer Service Entry Level Inventory Purchasing-Procurement Retail Strategy-Planning

Job Description

The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for the basic replenishment, re-buying and managing of inventory. This position utilizes previous experience and judgment as a basis for planning and accomplishing goals in a variety of tasks. The Purchasing Assistant works under the general supervision of a Buyer.  A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist the Buyers in all areas of merchandise procurement
  • Enter and transmit Purchase Orders into the system
  • Monitor purchase orders to assure timely and satisfactory delivery
  • Contact suppliers to expedite delivery, when necessary
  • Resolve any receiving or invoice discrepancies that may arise
  • Utilize sufficient writing/verbal skills to clearly communicate issues
  • Build relationships and maintain contact with stores and vendors
  • Other responsibilities as called upon

Skill Set Requirements: 

  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Excel in a fast paced, evolving work environment
  • Strong computer skills, especially a working knowledge of Excel
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • 4 year degree in Business, Accounting or equivalent is preferred
  • Minimum of one year previous related experience and/or training

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Repetitive hand and wrist movement on keyboard
  • Close vision for PC work
  • Ability to travel occasionally as needed for meetings/training/inventory