Administrative Support - Purchasing

Sanmina SCI Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 2 months ago

Category (For Job Seekers)

Administrative Support, Defense & Aerospace, Materials/Planning/Procurement/SCM, Other, Professionals

Location

H4381 - 438 SCI Plant 2 - Huntsville, AL 35803 US (Primary)

Job Description

We are currently recruiting highly qualified candidates, whose background and career goals meet our needs, for the following position in our Huntsville, AL facility. Please note that due to our Department of Defense contract requirements, U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED.

Position Title: Purchasing Administrator

Job Purpose:

Provide support through Data Entry of Purchase Orders in a timely and accurate manner.

Nature of Responsibilities:

Enters data from a source document into a computer system. Verifies entries for accuracy and completeness. May convert data from one electronic system to another. Performs audits of own work or that of others to ensure conformance with established procedures. May work with stand alone data systems as required. Will also interface with Purchasing personnel to ensure accuracy and integrity of information as well as others to expedite parts as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree preferred

  • 1-2 years of experience in Purchasing Support role or similar experience

  • Computer Experience

  • Minimally intermediate level of Excel skills

  • Team player attitude and articulate

  • US Citizenship

Sanmina is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

This is an ITAR facility and applicant must be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident.

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Administrative Support - Purchasing

Sanmina SCI