A purchasing assistant is responsible for purchasing products for the company. Duties include the need to understand company needs based on stock, inventory, projects and plans as well as the understanding of general sales and market trends according to the industry. Depending on the business, purchasing assistants may be responsible for the development of successful relationships with suppliers, distributors and manufacturers while ensuring that the required products are always in stock. The typical career advancement for a purchasing assistant is in a managerial or specialist position.
Although a high school degree or equivalent is usually sufficient to become a purchasing assistant, some companies may require a bachelor's degree in a related field to be obtained. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must and purchasing assistants often need to be able to lift, carry and move at least 25 lbs.
Come work at Example Co., a leading firm in our industry in the metro area. We're pleased to have a 4.0 Glassdoor rating. We are looking to hire an experienced Purchasing Assistant to help us keep growing. If you're hard-working and dedicated, Example Co. is an ideal place to get ahead. Apply today!
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