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Junior Buyer/Purchasing Assistant

Cadillac, MI


Posted on August 2, 2018

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About Junior Buyer/Purchasing Assistant

Company:            Avon Protection Systems
Job Title:             Junior Buyer/Purchasing Assistant      
Location:             Cadillac
Purpose of Position:      To support the purchasing function in terms of administration, communication, procedures, research and problem resolution.  Where delegated handle low risk/low value purchases in areas such as expense items/MRO and services.           
Key Responsibilities:
  • Control the administration of purchase documentation to APS and US Govt standards
  • Assist in acquiring and managing required documentation from suppliers for government contracts
  • Undertake reconciliation activities including but not limited to corporate credit cards & invoice discrepancies
  • Perform data entry and database management of records and tracking
  • Undertake internet based data research activities for source of supply of goods and potential new sources
  • Progress chases parts and services as required by Senior Buyer
  • Purchase agreed expense and MRO items
  • Other duties as assigned
Background & Skill:
  • High School Diploma
  • Some college or professional training preferred, APICS, APS
  • 2-4 years’ experience in purchasing, administrative assistance, reconciliation or equivalent.  Familiarity with MRP/ERP systems. Literate and numerate.  Good interpersonal skills.  Willingness to be trained to a higher level of responsibility
  • Internal – Team members, functional heads, QA department, Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials, Finance
  • External – Suppliers
This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.  While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserved the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.
Must be 18 years of age and  legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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