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Purchasing Assistant

Malvern, PA 19355 | Contract

Post Date: 04/30/2018 Areas of Expertise: Accounting & Finance Pay Rate: $22/hr

CSS is currently seeking a Temp Purchasing Assistant located in Malvern, PA.

Hours: M-F, normal business hours- temporary, unsure of duration, possibility to become perm is 50/50

  • Purchases products and services, review purchase requisitions, quotes, issue purchases orders to suppliers, and place orders.
  • Thru the DCO process, updates purchasing specs and creates or edits part number master data.
  • Tracks tooling use by supplier, for molded items, reporting on percentage of useful life remaining.
  • Performs market watch on key materials or suppliers, and makes recommendations for strategic management of materials.
  • Maintains contact with vendors regarding status of purchases, provides supplier feedback.
  • Manages supplier and supply chain, to maintain lowest or best, consistent, inventory levels.
  • Works closely with supplier corrective actions.
  • Manages grief issues with receipts or invoices, having ownership of purchases from cradle to grave.
  • Maintains files or records related to purchasing and supplier activities.
  • Creates and participates in supplier business reviews, may participate in supplier audits.
  • Sources new suppliers, obtaining competitive bids, and working with Quality on supplier approval process.
  • Identifies purchasing strategies that provide high customer service and minimizes overall labor and inventory.
  • Work with sales team to assist in answering customers questions in regards to product availability with vendors.
  • Works with sales team to aid in cross referencing competitors’ products in a timely fashion.
  • New product introduction, pro-actively managing safety stocks and micro-manage new product introduction.
  • Analyzes inventory movement to ensure proper utilization, making recommendations for dead inventory.
  • Analyzes sales trends, and managing projected available Finished Good inventory levels. Requires the ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios for practical solutions.
  • Works with Sales and Marketing, reviewing business trends and obtaining projections.
  • Involved with Customer Service and OEM sales, providing or approving shipment dates.


Must Haves:

  • Software they use is called Macola; It is not necessary that this person needs experience with it, as they will train.
  • Needs to be an independent type person
  • Be able to hit the ground running, although there are two people in the department who can help them.
  • Thick skin!!
  • Needs to be very efficient with Excel

Tori Cini
Staffing Specialist

Victoria places top talent in the accounting/finance, human resources, and office/call center areas. She has experience recruiting nationwide and assisting job seekers in their next career.
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