Purchasing Assistant

Advanced Lubrication Specialties Eddington , PA 19020

Posted 2 months ago

To support its growth, Advanced Lubrication Specialties is seeking a full-time permanent Purchasing Assistant at its corporate headquarters in Bensalem in suburban Philadelphia. This position reports to the Purchasing Manager. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with strong business acumen, a positive disposition and the desire to learn in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

General responsibilities of this critical position are:

  • Monitor stock levels and identify purchasing needs
  • Research potential vendors
  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery
  • Update internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts)
  • Conduct market research to identify pricing trends
  • Prepare cost analyses
  • Maintain updated records of invoices and contracts
  • Follow up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change orders
  • Liaise with warehouse staff to ensure all products arrive in good condition

Specific Activities include:

  • Placing and tracking orders.
  • Assisting with analyses and reports.
  • Arranging meetings with stakeholders.
  • Assisting with the inspection of goods.
  • Assisting with negotiation strategies and making recommendations.

Requirements

Position Requirements:
  • Work experience as a Purchasing Assistant or similar role
  • Good understanding of supply chain procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Knowledge of market research
  • Solid organizational skills
  • BSc in Logistics, Business Administration or relevant field
  • Position Rewards

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience, and the Company offers an outstanding benefits package as well as a dynamic and rewarding workplace environment.

Benefits

Paid Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability insurance, 401K, 7 paid holidays.

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