Purchasing Assistant - Lawn & Garden

  • Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply
  • 2311 North 7th Avenue, Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Nov 04, 2020
Full time Entry Level Inventory Other 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
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions