Purchasing Assistant (Ladies Apparel & Gifts)

  • Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply
  • Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Jul 03, 2019
Full time Admin-Clerical Purchasing-Procurement Retail

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:
* Assists the Buyers in all areas of merchandise procurement
* Enters and transmits Purchase Orders into the system
* Monitors purchase orders to assure timely and satisfactory delivery
* Contacts suppliers to expedite delivery, when necessary
* Resolves any receiving or invoice discrepancies that may arise
* Utilizes sufficient writing/verbal skills to clearly communicate issues
* Build relationships and maintains 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

Job Position Statistics:
* Team work
* Positive attitude
* Actions and attitude aligned with Mission, Values, and Principles
* Knowledge of turnover, profit margin, and sales in respective department
* Customer service experts, able to answer questions from our internal and external customers

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