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Purchasing Assistant

Company: Lineage Logistics
Location: Lombard
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

* Hiring Immediately
* Medical, Dental & Vision benefits after 60 days
* Paid Vacation & Holidays
* On the job training with career growth opportunities

Job Description Summary

Position Summary: The Purchasing Assistant is a critical position to the success of the company. This position works closely with the Purchasing Manager, as well as, all Account Managers on a daily basis. Place daily replenishment orders for all warehouses to ensure appropriate inventory levels are maintained. Extensive communication with Customer Service, Logistics, Warehouse receiving, vendors and Accounting, to achieve superior customer satisfaction.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned as needed.

* Create replenishment purchase orders utilizing an ERP system "forecast based" model.
* Responsible for the costing confirmation of assigned items on each order and confirming agreement with supplier.
* Manages all inventory levels and operates in "just in time" ordering practice.
* Expedites all deliveries with carriers/suppliers to avoid shortages.
* Determines the means of transportation for each purchase order attempting to generate profitability by using company arranged transportation.
* Works with customer and customer service to manage unavoidable shortages.
* Monitors the receipt of goods accuracy and the shelf life implication of product received.
* Works with suppliers on product availability, costing, product freshness, promotions, and all other applicable factors.
* Perform buy-ins on inventory considering market fluctuations.
* Work and communicate directly with specific accounts and be their secondary liaison for communication and assistance.
* Participate when requested for account specific meetings and projects.
* Resolve all conflicts for assigned distribution centers and suppliers.

Work Environment:

* Fast paced working environment.
* Must be capable of multi-tasking and communicate effectively in order to meet all internal and external customer needs.
* Must be comfortable and confident with basic computer and phone skills.

Basic Qualifications:

* Associate Degree and/or three years of prior Purchasing experience.
* Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, word, and excel.
* EXCELLENT communication and time management skills.
* Strong analytical and math skills.
* Knowledge working in an ERP system a plus.
* Demonstrate a positive attitude while proactively resolving daily situations.
* Ability to plan and organize.
* Disciplined self-starter.

Lineage Team Members:

* Continually meet internal and external customer expectations through teamwork, respect and willingness to help and support others.
* Demonstrate complete commitment to a culture of safety. Promote a safe work environment through personal actions and identifying any safety concerns.
* Treat all team members with a respect while demonstrating positive work attitude and leadership skills.
* Take initiative to continually improve performance and work processes through feedback, problem solving and generating new ideas.
* Work with a sense of urgency to complete tasks safely, effectively and efficiently.
* Demonstrate excellent job performance in productivity, quality, safety, and attendance


Why Lineage?

This is an excellent position to begin your career path within Lineage! Success in this role enables greater responsibilities and promotions! A career at Lineage starts with learning about our business and how each team member plays a part each and every day to satisfy our customers' requirements. Beyond that, you'll help us grow and learn on our journey to be the very best employer in our industry. We'll ask you for your opinion and ensure we do our part to keep you developing and engaged as we grow our business. Working at Lineage is energizing and enjoyable. We value respect and care about our team members.

Lineage is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit workplace discrimination and unlawful harassment and retaliation. Lineage will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability or any other protected status under federal, state and local law.


Lineage provides safe, stable, reliable work environments, competitive pay, excellent Health and Dental benefits, 401K, and Paid Time Off and Sick Days

Keywords: Lineage Logistics, Lombard , Purchasing Assistant, Professions , Lombard, Illinois

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